Audi Confirms Four-Door e-Tron GT For 2020 As Their Flagship EV Model

Audi confirmed its plan to launch a dynamic four-door electric model in 2020, dubbed the e-Tron GT.

The German company made the announcement at its annual press conference, where it also said that the new e-Tron GT will spearhead a line-up of more than 20 electrified models by 2025.

“We interpret sportiness very progressively with our fully electric e-tron GT, and this is how we will take our high-performance brand Audi Sport into the future,” said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi.

Audi will start building the e-Tron GT at the Böllinger Höfe site near Neckarsulm in early 2020.

The German carmaker also repeated that they’re going to launch their first-ever battery electric model later this year, which is none other than the e-Tron SUV. Previewed at the Geneva Motor Show, the new electric SUV will be compatible with 150kW fast chargers, “making it ready for long-distance use again in less than half an hour”.

The new Audi e-Tron SUV will be built at the converted Brussels plant, where the company will also assemble its battery pack. Since the e-Tron SUV will be produced there, Audi will move production of the next-generation A1 to Seat’s Martorell plant. The Audi Q3 currently produced there will be assembled in Hungary, once the new model arrives.

The upcoming Audi e-Tron GT is expected to rival models like the Tesla Model S. Let’s not forget that by 2020 Porsche will also have the Mission E in the market, so it will be interesting to see how the two companies will tackle the positioning of their new electric models.

  • So what they predict 2 years ago was right, the so called all electric “A 9”. I would love to see how this and other big manufacturer challenges Tesla in its own turf.

  • DanSemering

    Excited about this .

  • Toronado_II

    I fear that the manufacturing experience of major car makers will hurt Tesla in the next few years.

    • Zandit75

      They’re hurting themselves with their delivery delays and quality control issues. The bigger names won’t have to do much.

      • LWOAP

        You’re not supposed to pay attention to that otherwise you are being a hater. You’re supposed to look at drag racing videos of the Model S and Model X to see how awesome they are. The 0 to 60 times is all that matters.

        Elon told me this himself.

        • Zandit75

          Haha, nice one!!

  • enthusia

    this would be a perfect opportunity for them to introduce a completely new design language that does not feature a massive gaping grill since electric cars don’t need it. Audi has been putting these grills on their cars for over a decade now, and it was great for a while but it’s beyond stale at this point. They should do something revolutionary, but i highly doubt thats going to happen

  • Enter Ranting

    Why can’t car designers resist the goofy giant “air scoops” in the corner of the front bumper?!

  • SteersUright

    In other words, the new Porsche electric sedan with a different badge and a slight discount. Pretty soon, Audi and Porsche will be as one.

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