Audi is moving quickly to fill the gaps in its assortment of electric powered cars. Shortly soon after unveiling the E-Tron GT, the German company gave us a preview of an future compact crossover named Q4 E-Tron with a surprisingly roomy cabin.
If the identify sounds familiar, it really is most likely mainly because Audi introduced a concept also termed Q4 E-Tron at the 2019 version of the Geneva auto demonstrate. Like the design and style study, the production model is designed on a manufacturer-certain version of the modular MEB platform designed by father or mother corporation Volkswagen and discovered less than the ID.4, among the other versions. Camouflage retains the Q4 lines beneath wraps, but we can by now inform it has evolved due to the fact we noticed it as a design and style examine. Its entrance close gets bigger headlights and a smaller sized air intakes, though its rear stop will get new-appear lights.
Its all round proportions continue to be about the very same, so the entrance overhang is unusually quick because an electric motor normally takes up significantly less house than a similar 4- or 6-cylinder engine. The Q4 measures 180 inches extended, 73 inches vast, and 63 inches tall, dimensions that make it about as major as a Q3, but Michael Kaufmann, the project’s technological supervisor, told Autoblog that inside room is equivalent to what’s presented by the nearly 200-inch-long Q7.
Cargo room checks in at 18.4 cubic toes with four passengers on board, and 52.6 cubes with the rear seats folded flat. Audi notes it scattered virtually a cubic foot of storage house (together with the glove box) all over the cabin.
Like the greater E-Tron, the Q4 upholds Audi’s standing for building cars and trucks with a significant-tech interior. It is really obtainable with an augmented fact head-up display (HUD), a steering wheel with touch-delicate buttons on the spokes, a driver-configurable digital instrument cluster, and an 11.6-inch touchscreen for the MMI infotainment program.
Audi is not ready to reveal total technological technical specs, but the MEB underpinnings lose some mild on what to assume. We know that a lithium-ion battery pack will be stuffed instantly less than the passenger compartment, and that the system can accommodate possibly a one electric motor mounted above the rear axle or a twin-motor format. Time will convey to which configuration Audi chooses maintain in head, diverse marketplaces could possibly acquire diverse variants, too.
Full details about the 2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron will emerge in the coming months. Profits will begin for the 2022 model year. Pricing hasn’t been unveiled nonetheless, but we be expecting the crossover’s base selling price will lie over $50,000.