Audi Shows Off E-Tron Electric SUV In Near-Production Form

Audi has brought a team of late E-Tron prototypes at the Geneva Motor Show to give the world a preview of its first all-electric model which is due for a reveal this August.

The prototypes were roaming the streets of the Swiss city’s center before making an appearance on Audi’s press conference next to the all-new A6.

The production version of the Audi E-Tron will be revealed in Brussels on August 30, and until then the German company will be testing a fleet of 250 prototypes wearing this camo wrap on public roads.

The overall design appears to be much sportier than, say, the Audi Q5, with the electric SUV adopting more aggressive LED lights all around and a new shape for the front grille, which is now, for the most part, sealed-off. The new Audi E-Tron will also offer “ample” room for five passengers.

No technical details were revealed, apart from the fact that the electric SUV will be essentially all-wheel drive, with what Audi calls e-quattro. “Thanks to the electrical quattro, its long-distance range and comprehensive charging options, customers can drive purely electrically without compromises”, Audi said in its press release.

The new electric SUV will be capable of using fast-charge 150kW stations, with Audi saying that 30 minutes of charge will be sufficient for the E-Tron to be ready for “the next leg of the long-distance journey”.

If the final production car stays true to the 2015 concept, it means that it will use three electric motors. The concept claimed a combined 430hp, along with a 500hp overboost functio for short periods of time. 0-62mph came in 4.6 seconds and the total driving range of the concept was over 310 miles (500km).

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  • Incog Nito

    New Q3

    • OdysseyTag

      Right indeed.

  • vvmdrf

    Silhouette is softer than I imagined, Just looks like a fat wagon..

  • roy

    And here I was think that it is the new A3

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Different type of car, bud.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Better looking than the Urus, that’s for sure.

  • fathornyblackandjoe

    I like it! It’s better looking than I was expecting. Wish the headlights were a little bolder, but that’s quibble. Overall, it’s a nice looking car.

    How big is this thing…? I had read somewhere that it’s between a Q5 and a Q7…is that right?

    • botornot387

      it will be almost identical to the q5 in size