2023 Audi Q5 Preview: Redesign, Release date, Interior, Hybrid, e-tron

The current generation of Audi’s compact crossover definitely isn’t a spring chicken but if we consider that last year’s update, we presume that it should remain in production for a few more years. At this point, the officials are still quiet but we are pretty sure that no notable updates will be introduced with the 2023 Audi Q5. Still, keep in mind that this refers to the standard Q5 model. On the other hand, the all-electric version is on the way and it will come as an all-new model, with a significantly different design approach compared to the standard model.

All in all, you may count on a familiar layout with the standard model. This SUV offers a high level of refinement. It is efficient and fun to drive, while we particularly like its cabin design, which is among the nicest in the class. On the other hand, the biggest complaint goes to the cargo capacity, which is below average.

We expect that the 2023 Audi Q5 will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2022.

2023 Audi Q5

2023 Audi Q5 Design

As we’ve just mentioned, the current generation has been updated last year. That refresh has brought a new, more aggressive styling, especially at the front. Still, the overall layout remained the same, especially in terms of mechanics. So, we expect that the 2023 Audi Q5 will bring the same package, a crossover that is strong in all fields. It’s comfortable and easy to drive but at the same time, it provides a bit of sporty character as well.

On the inside, you may count on a typical Audi layout. This cabin is luxurious and well-built. Furthermore, we like that there are numerous tech features, including the latest version of the infotainment system. The cabin is spacious enough to accommodate adult passengers in both rows with ease. Unfortunately, the cargo area isn’t that impressive. It offers below-average numbers for the class.

2023 Audi Q5 Interior

The coupe version, known as the Sportback, will continue in the same way as well.

Features

We don’t believe that the 2023 Audi Q5 could bring any more important changes in terms of standard and available equipment either. The list of standard equipment should remain pretty much the same. For reference, the current model comes standard with goodies like a 10.1-inch touch screen, Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, a 10-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, a universal garage door opener, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Additionally, you can get upgrades like satellite radio, navigation, a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, proximity keyless entry, and a panoramic sunroof.

2023 Audi Q5 Engine Specs

You may count on familiar engine options with the 2023 Audi Q5. Base models will continue with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out 261 horsepower. That’s plenty of power to satisfy most drivers, while those who look for something more impressive can opt for the SQ5, which comes with a V6 engine and a max output of around 350 horsepower. Finally, there is a plug-in hybrid version with 362 horsepower. All three models come with a 7-speed automatic transmission, which shifts extremely fast but may feel busy sometimes, especially during city jams.

2023 Audi Q5 e-tron

The 2023 Audi Q5 e-tron is arguably the biggest novelty for the next year. Although it will use the same nameplate, it won’t have too many things in common with the rest of the lineup. Instead, this model will ride on the company’s new PPE platform, developed for all-electric cars only.

From what we know so far, this model will be slightly shorter compared to the gasoline-powered Q5 but it will feature a longer wheelbase. Thanks to the benefits of the all-electric design, it will offer more space on the inside, and also more cargo volume.

Unfortunately, details about the drivetrain and performance are still unavailable.

2023 Audi Q5 Release Date

2023 Audi Q5 Release Date and Price

We expect to see the 2023 Audi Q5 sometime in the second half of 2022, with a starting price of around 45.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Volvo XC60 etc. Details about the 2023 Audi Q5 e-tron are yet to be announced.

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