Back then the company said that it will offer a full electric version of the long-wheelbase variant of the Q2 specifically to Chinese customers and this is our second time spotting a camouflaged test car.
Last time we saw the Q2 L E-tron test car was in Germany but now Audi took it further north for some proper cold-weather development work.
Unlike the production version of the Q4 E-Tron which will be based on the EV-only MEB architecture, the Q2 L E-Tron is going to use a reengineered version of the normal Q2’s underpinnings, mounting the electric motor up front and the battery pack probably lying under the passenger cell.
Exterior differences include a set of redesigned bumpers, along with a different front grille that shares the same style with the bigger E-Tron and the rather obvious absence of exhaust tips.
Audi didn’t mention any details on the specs of the upcoming Q2 L E-Tron, with previous reports suggesting a driving range of up to 310 miles (500km) on a full charge.
According to the company’s latest announcement, Audi plans to offer 12 new electrified models by the end of 2020, with six plug-in hybrid models to be added in the range this year. The 2020 Audi Q2 L E-Tron is expected to be launched in China this year, and will be sold alongside the bigger E-Tron.