Audi E-Tron Looks To Electrify The Booming Crossover Segment

Audi is preparing to launch an onslaught of electric vehicles and the company’s upcoming E-Tron Quattro was recently spotted undergoing testing in Europe.

Previewed by the E-Tron Quattro concept, the production model has a familiar design but adopts a less dramatic front fascia. Moving further back, we can see plastic body cladding, a rakish windscreen, and slender mirrors with integrated turn signals. Designers also installed roof rails and a gently sloping roofline which meets a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

Speaking of the rear of the crossover, we can see a heavily raked window and a relatively upright tailgate. Other notable features include LED taillights and no exhaust system.

The E-Tron Quattro will go into production next year at the company’s plant in Brussels, Belgium. Audi hasn’t said much about the crossover but previously stated it will slot in between the Q5 and Q7. It also promises to deliver an intoxicating blend of “sportiness, driving dynamics and efficiency.”

Performance specifications remain unconfirmed but the concept had three electric motors which could temporarily produce 496 hp (370 kW) and over 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. This enabled the all-wheel drive concept to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h). Furthermore, the crossover had a range in excess of 310 miles (500 km) and could be recharged in as little as 50 minutes.

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  • TheHake

    It looks nice. Such a pity it will have a vacuum cleaner motor in it. 🙁

    • LWOAP

      EVs are taking over. You’re just going to have to get used to it.

      • TheHake

        No I won’t get used to it.

    • SteersUright

      I LOVE the sounds of an excellent ICE motor, but we all know its days are limited. Hopefully EV’s manage to have some character too. Though I believe it will segment into 2 types of vehicles, 98% of which will eventually become driverless commuter transit types, and 2% for enthusiasts who want to drive on a track or winding road. Much like how airplanes are today with most being commercial and just a few people desiring to take to the skies on their own.

      • TheHake

        Bleak future indeed.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Say goodbye to any remaining Tesla sales. GM is already killing the Model 3 with their Chevy Bolt in sales.

  • SteersUright

    Looks like a Porsche Macan in profile. Glad rich people have so many great choices these days.

  • fathornyblackandjoe

    It looks very promising–can’t wait for this thing to hit the streets!

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