At the end of next year, Audi will introduce the Q6 e-Tron, its first model based on the PPE modular platform. This electric SUV, which will measure approximately 4.80 meters long, is being developed in parallel to the second-generation Porsche Macan, with which it will share practically all its hardware and software.
Like most Audi SUVs, the Q6 e-Tron will be available with two body options: Standard and Sportback. This latest model will be characterized by having a more extended rear window, something that will give it a sportier image and better aerodynamics, which in turn will result in a slightly higher autonomy.
Aesthetically, the Q6 e-Tron will sport the new corporate design language already seen on the A6 e-Tron Concept prototype. Its most characteristic feature will be some optical groups at two heights (the lower module will be integrated into an air intake, so it will visually appear that its headlights are very fine). Of course, the hexagonal Singleframe grille will remain, although it will be almost completely blind.
Like the e-Tron GT, the Q6 e-Tron will incorporate an 800-volt electrical system, which will allow it to charge at powers of up to 270 kW in direct current. Thanks to this, it should be able to recover 75% of its autonomy (5-80%) in just over 20 minutes.
The Audi Q6 e-Tron will be presented next year
In its most capable versions, the Q6 e-Tron is expected to equip a battery pack of approximately 100 kWh. Its autonomy approved under the European WLTP cycle will be somewhere between 600 and 700 km in mixed. Although it will have all-wheel drive Quattro versions, the most efficient will be rear-wheel drive.
How could it be otherwise, the range will be crowned by the sports variants SQ6 e-Tron and RSQ6 e-Tron. These high-performance models, which will also be available with Sportback bodywork, will be equivalent to the Macan GTS and Turbo respectively (in addition, we should not rule out the addition of an RSQ6 Plus e-Tron capable of matching the figures of the Macan Turbo S later on).
The Audi Q6 e-Tron will integrate the Volkswagen Group’s E3 1.2 software platform, developed by CARIAD. Among other things, the vehicle is expected to offer advanced driving assistants (it should initially have a level 3 semi-autonomous driving system).