Audi Q6 E-Tron EV: Official Prototype Tease

Premium Platform Electric Vehicle Pushes Off.

Audi has revealed that the Q6 E-Tron is now in a “close-to-production” form, with a near-complete prototype being tested in Northern Europe. The German carmaker is confident that the vehicle will be ready for the market soon. “We are now entering the final stages of development,” said Audi’s CEO, Rupert Stadler. “The Q6 E-Tron is an important milestone for the electrification of our product range and we are looking forward to its launch.”

The Q6 E-Tron presents a styling comprising of segmented headlamps and a trapezoidal gap in the front facia. Despite the complex-style disguise, the remainder of the grille seems to have a smooth outline.

Running alongside, the creators featured a few nifty accents. Creases along the shoulder line, and a higher part by the bottom of the doors, combine to give an intricate effect. All of these features complement one another, producing a strikingly detailed outcome.

The rump boast a fairly typical design when it comes to crossovers, while the headlights draw attention with their angularly configured components.

Audi is providing an option of a Sportback variant of the Q6 E-Tron. This version will have a noticeably different rear, tailored to those wishing for an even more stylish look. Additionally, there might be a unique front fascia.

Audi hasn’t revealed any glimpses of the interior of the Q6 E-Tron just yet; however, we’ve seen several photos of the car (seen in the illustration above). Taking a page from modern trends, it looks as though there will be big screens for instrumentation and infotainment purposes. Plus, the cabin layout appears to employ very few physical buttons for operation.

The Q6 E-Tron is built upon the impressive, Premium Platform Electric support structure. This architecture is also utilized for the upcoming Porsche Macan EV and a range of subsequent models. What truly sets it apart, however, is its innovative 800-volt electric system.

Details regarding the powertrain of the car are not yet known. The consensus among experts, however, indicates that a variety of models would be available. Apparently, there will also be an incredibly powerful RS version offering up to 600 horsepower. This same setup may well be featured in the Macan Electric edition.

Audi has yet to reveal a concrete launch date for the Q6 E-Tron, although indications seem to be that it will make its appearance prior to the end of 2020. Uncertainty also remains concerning whether both the regular and Sportback variants would debut together or be staggered separately. Production of these models is reportedly planned to take place in Ingolstadt.

Source: Audi

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