Winter is slowly coming, which implies the automakers are transferring their growth and testing packages in Europe to the extra northern areas of the continent to place their new merchandise to their limits in snowy situations. Audi is already in Scandinavia testing the Q6 E-Tron electrical crossover and that is solely the second time we see it in Sportback trim. Consider it as the marginally sportier and extra trendy various to the common Q6 E-Tron, although the 2 will share similar parts underneath the pores and skin.
We don’t anticipate variations within the entrance fascia as the 2 core variations of the Q6 will function similar designs. The spied prototype you see depicted within the gallery under reveals a bit of extra of its front-end design in comparison with earlier trial automobiles, particularly the world across the headlights. The camouflage is slowly beginning to peel off however there’s quite a lot of disguise nonetheless in place to cover the little particulars.
The split-light design normally related to Audi’s electrical vary takes the middle stage on the entrance. The grille nonetheless hides its form and measurement however we all know it will likely be of the closed-off sort as there’s no engine that wants air. On the rear, anticipate the RS Q6 E-Tron to look very similar to a typical Audi Q-series crossover, albeit with none exhaust pipes and with what seem like barely sharper taillights.
As talked about above, the Q6 E-Tron Sportback will share underpinnings with the common Q6 E-Tron. This implies the bones will come from the modular Premium Platform Electrical (PPE) structure, which shall be additionally shared with the totally electrical Porsche Macan. A number of completely different outputs relying on the variety of electrical motors and the software program are to be anticipated, together with an RS-branded mannequin. We’ve already seen Audi testing the performance-oriented crossover and we suspect it should have round 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts), just like what essentially the most highly effective Macan EV will produce.
Earlier this 12 months, there have been rumors the Q6 E-Tron household may debut earlier than the 12 months’s finish however that appears unlikely at this level. We anticipate each the common and Sportback fashions to reach someday subsequent 12 months with a market launch earlier than the top of 2023.