Shown during a ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership with First Automotive Works (FAW), the image reveals the Q2 L e-tron will look virtually identical to the Q2 L. This is a bit of a surprise as previous spy photos have shown the electric Q2 will have revised front fascia and a modified grille that is similar to the one used on the 2019 e-tron.
There’s no word on why there are these glaring discrepancies, but it is possible the image displayed the event was just a poor mockup of the model with “Q2 L e-tron” digitally grafted onto its license plate. That’s just speculation at this point and it’s also possible that the Q2 L e-tron will have a slightly more conventional design to suit Chinese tastes.
Audi alluded to this possibility by saying the Q2 L e-tron will become the “first electric car tailored for Chinese customers.” However, it remains unclear if Audi is planning to offer a traditional Q2 e-tron alongside the Q2 L e-tron.
Regardless, Audi confirmed the Q2 L e-tron is part of its effort to launch more China-specific model variants and digital services. The electric crossover will be launched in China in 2019 and it will be sold alongside the standard e-tron.
Audi didn’t release didn’t release performance specifications for the Q2 L e-tron, but rumors have suggested the model could have a range of up to 310 miles (500 km) on a single charge.