The two should debut sometime this year.
Audi’s electric vehicle lineup will soon be different. A pair of crossovers from the German luxury automaker are expected to launch before the end of the year. The improved E-Tron, which may be dubbed the Q8 E-Tron, and the all-new Q6 E-Tron are the two. New spy recordings capture two cold-weather tests near the arctic circle, revealing their continued progress.
The front and rear fascias of the E-Tron are camouflaged, concealing the model’s mid-cycle modifications. New fascias, redesigned front and back appearance, updated lighting units, and other minor changes will be made to the vehicle. The crossover, which will be offered in both regular and Sportback body styles, will also get powertrain upgrades, which is unusual for a gas-powered vehicle.
Better batteries and improved electric motors could be among the modifications, which should increase the crossover’s range and overall performance. When it arrives, there are unlikely to be any big interior alterations. Audi intends to replace the E-Tron in 2026, when the car will be completely redesigned both inside and out.
The entire camouflage wrap on the Q6 E-Tron hides the vehicle’s design, but it can’t hide the lights. The crossover in our most recent spy images was captured with its production units, but the crossover in the new video has minimal stand-in taillights. The full-body wrap affects the look of the crossover, so it’s unclear what type of headlights it has.
The Q6 E-Tron powertrain is shrouded in mystery, but reports say that Audi is working on a high-performance RS model. It’ll reportedly have 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and torque of 612 pound-feet (830 Newton-meters). The Q6 will be built on Audi’s PPE architecture, which was developed in collaboration with Porsche. The PPE will also serve as the foundation for the forthcoming Porsche Macan EV, which will be unveiled ahead of the Audi.
The new E-Tron and the Q6 E-Tron will be unveiled later this year, with a 2023 release date. Audi has already confirmed that the Q8 E-Tron will replace the E-Tron when it launches this year, and the corporation may avoid this by altering the model’s name now. We will have to wait for the full reveal of both to learn more about the two electric vehicles.
Read More: New Mini Countryman Spied
Source: CarSpyMedia / YouTube