A prototype of Audi’s all-electric SUV has been spotted today while it was checking out powertrain’s abilities. Even though it uses batteries only, the high-riding vehicle you are looking at isn’t the rumored Q6 model, but a completely different crossover. In case you forgotten, the German car manufacturer introduced one of the kind as a concept in 2015. Yes, this is the 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV, and yes they will introduce two all-electric SUVs in the near future. However, this one will come earlier, probably next spring.
Even though it’s completely covered with camouflage it’s quite certain that the 2019 E-Tron looks a lot like its concept. Okay, the production model will get a bit toned down design and perhaps some styling cues from the new A8, but basically, it’s highly similar to the concept. A8’s influence relates on SUV’s taillights. As you can see, the prototype sports the same LED strip that connects taillights.
Beneath the skin, the 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV will feature modular EV platform. The architecture will also underpin Porsche’s future EV crossover, as likely a lot other future EVs. Performance wise, the vehicle will reportedly rely on a 95-kilowatt-hour battery, which will enable around 500 kilometers (311 miles) of driving range. The production model will use the same “three-motor” system as the concept, so it should have at least 435 horsepower. The setup will have a boost function which should be able to push output over 500 hp. According to information we have, the first “Four Ring” EV SUV will be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds.
The 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV will be built at the plant in Brussels, Belgium. As we have heard, the carmaker already received first orders from Norway.