Audi are set to reveal their latest, and most important, e-tron concept tomorrow at the Auto Shanghai 2017 Motor Show.
Update: Officially revealed as the Audi e-tron Sportback Concept
Although it’s unlikely to be a production electric vehicle, the new Audi e-tron concept appears to be similar in design as the Q8 concept that is coming to market in 2018. It’s unclear whether Audi isn’t confident in their latest designs to call them production cars, or whether they’re still doing research and development in to battery technology, or piloted driving technology, that they want to be available in the final product.
All of Audi’s electric vehicles are being scheduled for release from 2018 through to 2021, and Audi has promised that they will have announced 30 new electric models by 2025. This is an important time for Audi as they plan for the future of the brand with electric as a focus, so tomorrow’s announcement will be an important one if it hopes to catch the attention of potential electric car customers.
With a teaser video showing the ‘e-tron’ logo, we can also presume that the unveiled model will have quattro technology as Audi aims to make a big impression with their latest model. There are rumours circulating that the car will have “310 miles of range” with a 90 kWh battery pack. There’s no word yet, however, on how many bhp this vehicle is likely to push out.
The car will have “310 miles of range” on a 90 kWh battery.
After already making a successful announcement of the already popular Q8 concept, this new vehicle is likely to be a talking point as well. Concept images show the design of the car with sharp edges, a fierce front grille (even more so than the Q8 concept) and a low, athletic posture.