Audi is expanding its electric portfolio. After the e-tron and Q4 e-tron, a third E-SUV series from the Ingolstadt-based company is due to hit the streets. With the Q6 e-tron this closes the gap between Q5 and Q7 at Audi and at the same time introduced a new format. The Q6 e-tron is likely to hit the market as early as 2022. AUTO BILD shows what the electric SUV could look like! Visually clearly recognizable as an Audi SUV, the Q6 e-tron succeeds in our illustration of Balancing act between classic and futuristic. The Audi retains the air intakes indicated at the front, but the single-frame grill remains closed.
The headlights could get a new light design and thanks digital matrix LED headlights ensure more safety at night. Large, aerodynamically optimized wheels help the Q6 to reduce air turbulence, which has a positive effect on the range. The stern is remembered with that continuous strip of lights to the current e-tron. The external dimensions should be in the range of the current Q5 dimensions – inside, on the other hand, it should be like in the big Q7.
Porsche involved in platform development
Audi is not developing the platform for the new SUV on its own. Porsche will also use the substructure and build the upcoming fully electric Macan on it. The new platform will be called PPE (Premium Platform Electric) and a System voltage of 800 volts be designed. In addition to the Q6 e-tron, the new floor pan at Audi will also be used for sedans and station wagons in the upper mid-range, thus offering models such as the A6 an electric future.
Porsche and Audi need the new platform, because the MEB already available in the group is currently only designed for up to 225 kW (306 PS). The new platform is not a problem for the premium brands. With the Taycan, Porsche has already gained a lot of experience in electric cars with 800-volt technology.