Audi AG has released the first preview of its upcoming Q6 e-tron electric SUV in a “closer to production” headshot. Official teaser images show the Audi Q6 e-tron prototype wearing heavy camouflage during development in Northern Europe. The SUV’s split headlights and trapezoidal openings in the bumper are unmistakable at a glance, while the overall silhouette adopts smooth lines and a crossover stance.
The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron will lead the brand’s new offensive, bringing more than 20 new models to market by 2025. The automaker also confirmed that more than 10 of its new products will be electric. The new Q6 e-tron range will also mark a new era of electric mobility at the automaker’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. The facility will include an in-house battery assembly plant.
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The Audi Q6 e-tron will be the first product based on the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) technology platform. The electric offering will feature an 800-volt electrical system, powerful electric motors and an “innovative” battery and charge management system. The company further said that the e-SUV will feature a newly developed electronic architecture, a major step in electrification and digitization of the entire brand.
The Q6 e-tron will come in standard SUV and Sportback (coupe) body styles, while an RS version could also arrive sometime in the future. The new platform will also underpin the Porsche Macan EV, which is also said to be in development.
Audi is tight-lipped about when the Q6 e-tron will make its global debut, but we think the model will arrive globally by the end of the year. Electric products are also expected to enter the Indian market by 2024 or 2025. The new Q6 e-tron will be more affordable than the Q8 e-tron arriving in India later this year.
First published date: March 17, 2023 at 14:49 PM CST