The age of all-electric vehicles is well and truly here and one of the new players to the game is the Audi e-tron SUV.
Admittedly, the e-tron SUV was unveiled almost 12 months ago, but some markets are only just starting to take delivery of the all-electric rival to the Tesla Model X and Mercedes EQC. To see how the e-tron SUV copes with everyday life, the crew at CarWow jumped behind the wheel of the first examples that arrived in the UK.
As driersspend most of their time inside a car and not actually looking at it from the outside, it is crucially important that car manufacturers design interiors which are both interesting to look at and easy-to-use.
With the e-tron, Audi has fitted no less than three huge displays. The first of these is the company’s exceptional Virtual Cockpit that houses all the important information you would find in a traditional gauge cluster. Next is the customary infotainment touchscreen in the center of the dashboard, while located beneath it is a second display that houses all the air conditioning and heating functions.
The e-tron’s cabin is also loaded with various cubby spaces that can house lots of items. The rear seats are also very spacious, a pleasant surprise considering the vehicle’s striking looks and sharp roofline. The lack of a traditional transmission tunnel also means anyone sitting in the center rear seat will have ample legroom at their disposal.
The e-tron is powered by two electric motors pumping out a combined 355 HP, and up to 420 in Boost Mode – more than enough to propel the SUV rapidly.
The question is, should one in the market for an all-electric SUV choose it over a Tesla (or maybe wait for Merc’s proposition), or should they just visit an Audi dealership and sign on the dotted line?