With new design sketches, Audi is today unveiling the design of the Q4 e-tron – a brand new all-electric compact SUV to go into production in “overdue 2020/early 2021.”
We first heard of the automobile last month whilst Andreas Mindt, Head Exterior Design at Audi, showed that the German top class automaker plans to unveil a “smaller e-tron SUV”.
At the time, they showed a teaser, but the company is now unveiling complete layout sketches ahead of a idea unveiling in Geneva.
It’s not included in the release these days, but Mindt previously stated that in contrast to the larger e-tron SUV, it would be based on VW’s MEB platform, which could probably make it the first Audi vehicle on the brand new electric powered platform.
The layout concept of the Audi Q4 e-tron is anticipated at the Geneva vehicle show in March and the production model ought to be unveiled subsequent year in advance of the start of production early next decade.
We are handiest seeing layout sketches, however I like what I’m seeing so far.
This compact SUV phase is going to be quickly electrified in a massive manner and the top rate model of the section can be getting numerous new entries unveiled on the equal time.
Coincidently, Tesla is also expected to unveil its Model Y, a small SUV based on the Model 3 platform, around the equal time as this new Audi compact electric powered SUV.
Tesla formerly set March 15 as feasible Model Y monitor date – although it’s uncertain if that’s nonetheless the case.
Mercedes-Benz additionally confirmed that it is making plans a smaller all-electric SUV to be unveiled this 12 months following its EQC SUV.
As for non-top class motors, Hyundai and Kia are coming with the Kona EV and Niro EV, which can be regrettably extra compliance cars than whatever else regardless of being proper EVs, but they may be nevertheless going to be famous in a few markets.
The following couple of years are going to be thrilling for the electric car marketplace as an entire, but I assume the EV competition in this compact SUV phase goes to be particularly amusing to observe.
Bonus: Audi nowadays launched a short video on its automobile headlight layout wondering, mainly as it relates to EVs.