Audi has just unveiled its updated 2021 model year lineup for the United States. The German premium marque has focussed its efforts on increasing value across all offerings with additional standard and available equipment. Plus, there are some important mechanical upgrades for some of the models.
First and foremost, the A4 and A5 duo gets a power boost of 13 horsepower (10 kilowatts) and a 12-volt mild-hybrid electric system for its four-cylinder engines. Also new for the 2021 model year is the standard Quattro all-wheel drive for the A4 40 TFSI, while the A5 family gains a similar A5 Sportback 40 TFSI Quattro-powered model. Also standard for the two vehicles now are a smartphone interface with wireless Apple CarPlay, lane departure warning, and integrated toll module.
Moving to the bigger A6, it comes with standard 19-inch wheels in the Premium trim and standard 21-inch for the S6, while the latter also gets adaptive cruise assist with active lane assist as part of the available S6 Executive package on the Premium Plus trim. Similar upgrades are also available for the S7.
One step above, the A8 family gains 22-way ventilated front seats, Audi's phone box, and top-view camera system with Virtual 360 view as standard on all trims. The A8 60 TFSI is now standard equipped with the Sport style exterior kit, HD Matrix-design LED headlights, and Valcona leather interior. Also new for the 2021 model year is the Executive plus package, which adds 20-inch wheels with all-season tires and more standard safety tech.
Moving to the brand's SUV lineup, the Q3 benefits from new styling and customization options, while the Q7 gains more safety equipment, either standard or optional. The 2021 SQ7 comes with a heated steering wheel as standard on the Premium Plus trim. Last but not least, the TT gets updates in the standard equipment and additional exterior colors.