Audi has released images of the upcoming Q6 e-tron in its close-to-production avatar, undergoing winter testing in Northern Europe. The Q6 will be the first car to use the VW Group's new PPE architecture, which will serve as the foundation for the next Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen EVs. The new PPE platform, together produced with Porsche, will serve as the foundation for the forthcoming large electric vehicles from the Volkswagen Group, such as the upcoming Macan EV and an all-electric Cayenne. The heavily camouflaged SUV showcased the split headlamps and trapezoidal opening in the bumper. As per teaser images, the overall body style has flowing lines and a crossover outlook. The Q6 e-tron, according to the reports, will be one of the expected 20 new cars that the carmaker will launch in international markets by 2025. The models will include both internal combustion and electric vehicles, with the latter making up more than half of the lineup.
New Audi Q6 e-tron: Platform Details
The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron will be the first vehicle to be constructed on the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) technological platform. According to reports, an 800-volt electrical system, strong electric motors, and an innovative battery and charging management system would all be included in the electrified offering. The new e-SUV, according to the firm, will have a recently designed electronics architecture, marking a significant advancement in electrification and digitalization for the entire brand.
The Q6 e-tron will be offered as an SUV and Sportback (coupe). The automaker could introduce an RS model sometime in the future. The Porsche Macan EV, which is rumoured to be in the works, will be supported by the new platform as well.
New Audi Q6 e-tron: Expected Global Debut
Audi has not officially revealed anything about the global debut of the e-SUV yet. However, we anticipate the car to do so near the end of the year. By 2024 or 2025, the e-SUV is anticipated to reach the Indian market as well. Right now, talking about the price is too early for the Indian market, but reports indicate that compared to the Q8 e-tron, which will be available in India later this year, the new Q6 e-tron will be less expensive.