New Q2 L E-Tron Is Audi’s Electric SUV For China’s Masses

Spy photographers snapped the first photos of an electric Q2 last week and now Audi has released the first official picture of the upcoming Q2 L e-tron.

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.

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Spy photo credits: CarPix for Carscoops

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