2022 Audi Q6 e-tron spotted: prices, specs and release date
October 12, 2021 by
The new Audi Q6 e-tron prototype has been spotted testing. Sitting below the current e-tron, it’s expected to go on sale at the end of 2022. Keep reading to find out all you need to know about this electric SUV.
- Audi Q6 e-tron spotted
- New electric SUV to sit below the current e-tron
- 100kWh battery from A6 e-tron
- 800V electrical system
- 400 miles of range expected
- 270kW fast charging capability
- Expected to go on sale in 2022
- Predicted to cost from around £60,000
2022 Audi Q6 e-tron design
New spy shots of the Audi Q6 e-tron give us a hint of what the finished product will look like. There are some slim headlights mounted high up on the bumper, echoing those of the A6 e-tron concept.
It’s highly likely that the grille you can see behind the wrap is blanked off, seeing as there’s no need for it on an electric car. The large radar sensor exposed in the lower bumper hints to some autonomous driving tech.
While this prototype model is fitted with traditional door mirrors, it’s a safe bet that the production car will be available with the rear-facing cameras offered on the larger e-tron, too.
The rear of the Audi Q6 e-tron appears to mirror the smaller Q4 e-tron, however Audi have done their best to disguise any resemblance by fitting round tail lights to this test car.
These will almost certainly be replaced by horizontal LED bars, just like those on the Audi Q4 e-tron SUV in due course.
2022 Audi Q6 e-tron batteries and range
It’s expected that Audi Q6 e-tron will share the 100KWh battery from the upcoming A6 e-tron saloon, which is due to go on sale in 2023.
When the A6 e-tron debuted as a concept, it had a claimed range of 435 miles. We can expect the Q6 e-tron to have a slightly shorter range due to its increased weight and less aerodynamic shape, likely around 400 miles.
Motor options are predicted to be shared with the A6 e-tron as well. These include single and dual motor variants, possibly with as much as 476hp and 800nm of torque.
2023 Audi Q6 e-tron interior and infotainment
The new Audi Q6 e-tron is likely to share much of it’s interior design with the Q4 e-tron, just with a bit more space and more luxury touches due to it’s higher price tag.
Expect to see plenty of recycled materials, as well as the squared off steering wheel with touch sensitive buttons you’ll find in the Q4 e-tron.
It’s also a safe bet that the Q6 e-tron will have a completely flat floor, which will save the rear seat passengers from squabbling over foot space.
It’s predicted that the Q6 e-tron will have an augmented reality head up display as well, so directions from the sat-nav will be displayed on the road ahead.
2023 Audi Q6 e-tron price and release date
The Audi Q6 e-tron may go on sale towards the end of 2022, just ahead of the A6 e-tron saloon. It’s expected to be priced below the current e-tron electric SUV at around £60,000.
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