Video: Audi Will Have A Crossover Q6: It Will Be Electric
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
In 2022, Audi plans to fill the niche between the compact Q4 crossover and the electric first-born e-tron with a new model. According to AutoExpress, the new product will be called Q6, and it will be built on the same platform on which the future electric version of the Porsche Macan will be based.
- The intention to release a new battery crossover in 2022 was confirmed by the head of Audi, Markus Düsmann. According to him, the basis for the Audi Q6 will be the PPE - Premium Platform Electric platform, developed jointly by Audi and Porsche engineers, and the Q6 itself will be the first electric Audi on this architecture.
At the same time, Duesmann did not specify whether there will be a technical connection between this platform and the "cart" on which the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT electric vehicles are based. Officially, it is named differently - J1, but the upcoming PPE is considered a new round in the development of this architecture. Thus, with the release of the Audi Q6 e-tron, the German company will have a series of electric vehicles on four platforms at once, including the e-tron SUV, the e-tron GT sedan and the small Q4 crossover, which is based on the all-Volkswagen architecture MEB.
- The Audi Q6, like other electric cars built in conjunction with Porsche, will receive an 800 volt on-board system and will be able to use a super-powerful 350 kW fast charge. The powerplant for the crossover is supposed to be borrowed from the e-tron GT - these are two twin-engine variants with peak outputs of 530 and 646 hp. (the latter will get the Q6 e-tron RS). The novelty will be assembled at the plant in Ingolstadt.
- In total, by the middle of the decade, Audi plans to bring to the market up to two dozen electric vehicles: in 2025, a third of all company sales should be battery models.
- The closest Audi novelty in this segment will be the compact Q4 e-tron crossover, which is scheduled to be declassified in April. It will receive power plants already known from the Volkswagen ID electric line, but will feature advanced media solutions.