We recently saw some new spy photos of the upcoming Audi Q5 facelift. While the current Q5 is a good looking car, one that still mostly looks competitive, it could use a nip and tuck. Some of its competition, like the Mercedes Benz GLC-Class and Volvo XC60, are newer and fresher looking. So the Q5 could use the facelift that it’s about to get. If it ends up looking like this new render, it should be one of the sportier models in its class.
Seen here in this new render from Kolesa.ru, the Audi Q5 gets the same face as the newly-facelifted Audi A4. So it has the same new headlights, the newer and narrower grille and its RS-style grille insert. Oddly enough, this render seems to of an Audi SQ5, not the standard Q5, thanks to the silver mirrors and larger air intakes (it’s also based on the SQ5 photo seen below), but the render is still indicative of what the facelift Audi Q5 will look like.
At the back, this render gives the Q5 new taillights, that have similar light elements to the Audi A6, and a new chrome strip connecting the two lights. It looks a bit better than the current car’s but isn’t too much different. What’s interesting is the seemingly real exhaust tips down below the taillights. Of course, it’s just a render but it’s an optimistic one, as the facelifted Q5, or even SQ5, will almost certainly be getting fake ones. Even the current Audi SQ5 has fake exhausts and it’s supposed to be the performance model.
While this render might not be 100-percent accurate when the new car finally debuts, it’s likely to be quite close. If that’s the case, it should be enough of an improvement to keep the Audi Q5 fresh among its competitors.