Coupe-like electric crossover takes shape

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Audi subsequent yr will launch a brand new electrical crossover positioned between the mid-size E-Tron and compact This autumn E-Tron. It can go by the identify Q6 E-Tron, and prototypes have been out and about for greater than a yr (proven beneath).

Now we now have the primary spy pictures of a prototype for a coupe-like model to be referred to as the Q6 Sportback E-Tron. It can sit along with coupe-like variations of the E-Tron and This autumn E-Tron already on sale.

The Q6 E-Tron duo is being developed alongside an electrical Porsche Macan that is additionally due subsequent yr. Underpinning them shall be a brand new Volkswagen Group platform generally known as the PPE (Premium Platform Electrical), and primarily developed by Audi and Porsche.

VW Group has been quiet on specs for the PPE platform however we all know it’ll have an 800-volt electrical system, permitting for charging charges as excessive as 350 kilowatts. Vary must also be greater than 300 miles for the most important battery.

2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron spy pictures – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Search for single- and twin-motor configurations to be on provide. We may additionally see a triple-motor configuration for range-topping grades, which within the case of the Q6 E-Tron can be an RS-badged model.

The Q6 E-Tron is anticipated to be revealed late this yr or early subsequent. The Q6 Sportback E-Tron ought to debut about six months to yr after the common crossover. Search for it to reach as a 2024 model.

Audi has formidable plans for EVs, because the automaker goals to have 20 in its lineup as early as 2025. It has already launched the E-Tron, E-Tron Sportback, E-Tron GT, This autumn E-Tron and This autumn Sportback E-tron, and can quickly add the Q6 E-Tron duo, in addition to an A6 E-Tron and up to date E-Tron duo. An electrical A8 alternative can be anticipated to be revealed in 2024 and begin gross sales in 2025.

The automaker additionally introduced final yr that it’ll launch its remaining automobile geared up with an internal-combustion engine as early as 2026. This implies you may count on most fashions within the Audi lineup to modify to electrical energy as they’re redesigned. Keep tuned.

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