Audi is working to expand its SUV lineup with the vehicle which will slot between the Q5 and Q7 models. This vehicle will, however, be powered by the alternative powertrains only and will actually be brand’s first all-electric vehicle to enter the mass production. Audi is aiming an all-electric range of over than 310 miles while further in the life cycle it should offer the plug-in version but the hydrogen-fueled SUV is also the possibility.
The design of the model should be very close to the Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept. The debut is expected early next year and model will be rival with the Tesla Model X. As for the name of the model, it was initially expected as the 2019 Audi Q6 but it could get the e-tron suffix or even come as the Audi E-Tron.
2019 Audi Q6: Design
Design wise, the 2019 Audi Q6 should not come as the surprise. The model should look almost identical to mentioned concept car. The model will feature sleek, coupe-like profile and chiseled lines which improve its look but more importantly boosts the aerodynamics.
The grille should feature hard-angled design sitting between the angular headlights. The taillights are also expected to look very similar to the full-width design on the concept car. With properly angled lines and shapes, the model should boast extremely low drag coefficient.
On the other hand, the second-generation of the modular-longitudinal platform should be the basis of this model. It allows different powertrain options and implementation of the newest assistance systems.
The interior design of this model is more uncertain at this moment than the exterior styling. What is sure, the all-electric SUV will get Audi’s new generation virtual cockpit design and the newest driver aids. Audi will also offer different interior themes and upholstery options combined with plenty of other luxury options.
2019 Audi Q6: Powertrain
The 2019 Audi Q6 will debut as the full-electric vehicle. Audi is struggling to offer the range that exceeds 310 miles and that is the reason while this car comes as the 2019 model. Namely, Audi expects that battery technology would evolve enough in the 2018 year to deliver the projected range of more than 310 miles. Other important aspects are the charging as well as the charging infrastructure which should advance in the period before the launch of this model.
When it comes to the power this model would deliver, the first estimations suggesting something around 500 hp and torque over 500 pound-feet. With those ratings, this model would surely be among the quickest SUVs.
On the other hand, the plug-in hybrid version is also expected probably sometime after the all-electric model debut. The fuel-cell version is also the possibility but the conventional version is not expected.
2019 Audi Q6: Arrival, Price
The 2019 Audi Q6 is set for the arrival in 2018. The debut should take place in early 2018. Considering the high cost of the battery technology, this model might cost close or even higher than bigger Q7.