As far as facelifts go, Audi has been one of the more conservative ones. Just take a look at the A4.
It was updated very recently; about a year ago to be exact. When it first came out, the differences were rather difficult to spot, at least in our eyes. So now, Audi has addressed that by giving their executive sedan a more obvious facelift.
The end result? The 2020 A4 now resembles its sleeker, sportier, two-door sibling, the A5. As a result, it now looks sharper than the pre-update models of the past couple of years, and has a bit more aggression. The most obvious difference are the headlights, which have been reshaped and have a new LED light signature. Its grill has also been widened while the bumper has been reshaped.
Changes to the rear are not as prominent as the front, but still noticeable nonetheless. Those familiar with Audi products will see the new patterns on the LED tail lights. Also, the tailpipes are no longer round and have been replaced with wider exhaust outlets. These changes have been applied to both the sedan, station wagon (Avant), and Allroad body styles.
There isn't much to report about the interior, as it appears largely carried over from the current model. It's mainly the software for the infotainment system which, Audi says, has a new look and interface. New cabin color choices are available too, but the design is essentially the same.
Under the hood, there will be three mild hybrid powertrains available. That includes the S4 TDI which, curiously, was released just a few weeks ago wearing the pre-facelift look. The other two mild-hybrid models have yet to be determined. But that said, the A4 range starts with a de-tuned 2.0 TDI with 122 PS, or for those who prefer gas-power, a 1.4-liter TFSI with 150 PS. There's also the aforementioned S4 TDI with 347 PS and the S4 TFSI with 354 PS. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options will be available.
Should it make its way here, we are likely to get the 1.4-liter TFSI and the 2.0 TDI in 150 PS tune, much like the current variants we have here.