Audi Previews Shanghai-Bound E-Tron Sportback Crossover Concept

Just a few days ago, Audi released a teaser video for a concept it would be unveiling at the Shanghai Auto Show this month.

We didn’t know what form it would take at the time – just that it would be jam-packed with LEDs – but now the German automaker has followed up with slew of teaser images that give us a better idea of what to anticipate.

Though far from showing off the full thing, between the partially obscured photos and the design renderings, we get a much clearer picture.

Though dubbed a “Sportback” like its hatches, the latest E-Tron concept appears to take the form of a crossover coupe, with four doors and a sloping roofline – potentially giving us a heads up over what Ingolstadt is cooking up to take on the likes of the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe. It looks like it sits fairly high off the road on big wheels and emphasized wheel arches, shrouded in what could be the next stage in the gradual evolution of Audi‘s famously conservative design language.

The E-Tron designator also tells us to anticipate an electric powertrain of some kind, though the details are still a secret. It does look pretty slick so far, what with all those lights and muscular lines. So we’ll look forward to seeing what the marque of the Four Rings has in store for us later this week.

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  • Knotmyrealname

    Thank goodness, a new look for Audi. Love it.

    • Lyonel Baratheon

      Realy very nice

    • I’mCallingYouOut

      Exactly. And it still instantly feels Audi, even without the glowing logo!

  • Six_Tymes

    renders look good.

  • Elmediterraneo

    Q4 = TT offroad concept
    Q6 = e-tron sportback concept
    Q8 = Q8 concept

    If Audi make this line-up, BMW and Mercedes SUV coupé are gonna be destroyed on the market.

  • NoSnarkHere

    Looks a lot better than the Q8

  • Six Thousand Times

    Too bad BMW really was onto something with the original X6. How we all laughed. Now I can only cry.

    • KidRed

      The X6 is HUGE! It’s the X5 in coupe form. This, however, looks like a TT that was given an updated All-Road treatment making it much smaller.

      • Six Thousand Times

        I was mostly on about the whole nasty genre of coupe CUVs and not going on size. Now, I’m even more sad there are niches within this terrible niche.

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