Audi teases Q6 e-tron on the ice

Ahead of their most ambitious product schedule to date, Audi has revealed testing mule photography of the brand’s Q6 e-tron during winter validation near the arctic circle.

Mar 22, 2023

You may have thought you’d already seen an Audi onslaught of dynamic e-tron models over the last 2 years, but think again.

Audi is gearing up for the largest model offensive in the history of the brand with a strategy that outlines more than 20 new models by 2025 – over half of which will be electric.

Kickstarting the next generation of e-tron cars will be the Q6 e-tron a sporty mid-size SUV that leverages the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture co-developed with Porsche for the next Macan EV. With the collaboration between Audi and Porsche having proven successful already with the e-tron GT and Taycan, the Q6 promises to bring that same expertise in electric dynamism to a higher volume offering.

While full details are still to be released officially by Ingolstadt, the numbers being touted by sources around the world are impressive, if the official specification comes close to the rumoured 600km range, 800Nm of torque and 340kW output, it’ll have no trouble appealing to lifestyle buyers with an affinity to high performance here in New Zealand

The close-to-production Audi Q6 e-tron marks the inauguration of e-mobility at the Ingolstadt headquarters with an in-house battery assembly facility underpinning Audi’s commitment to electric mobility.

Audi is currently putting the production-oriented Q6 e-tron prototype through its paces in the far north of Europe under strict safety regulations. The future model series is the first to be built on the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) technology platform. With its 800-volt electrical system, powerful and efficient electric motors, an innovative battery and charging management system, and a newly developed electronics architecture, the production-oriented Q6 e-tron prototype marks the next major step in the electrification and digitalization of Audi’s model range.

The upcoming Q6 e-tron model series, which comes in SUV and Sportback body variants, represents sustainable production, the upskilling of the workforce at the Ingolstadt site, and the electric future of the company. Audi is transforming at an increasing pace into a leading provider of connected, fully electric premium mobility.

New Zealand launch details are yet to be confirmed, but rest assured the Q6 e-tron as well as the rest of the next generation e-tron product onslaught is under evaluation for our market.

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