Audi’s tossed its hat into the fully electrical SUV ring with the brand new e-tron Sportback– a high-riding coupe to equal the likes of the Jaguar I-Pace. The Audi will go on sale in 2019. This new stylish offering might take a march on the competition thanks to its 310-mile range and a remarkable 496hp output from its 3 electrical motors.
2019 Audi e-tron Sportback Styling
Appearing like a cross between an A7 and an A6 Allroad, the e-tron Sportback Concept definitely includes some much-needed variety to Audi’s range. From the front, its huge two-tone bumper inverts the black and silver components of existing Audi grilles to develop something different, but no less recognisable.
Its narrow slit-like headlights look just like those fitted to the bigger Q8 and are accompanied by a sideburn of daytime running lights on each side. In overall, Audi’s festooned the principle with around 250 specific LED systems. The back has actually been treated to a similarly modern style that blends the upcoming A8’s full-width brakelights with a heavily toned diffuser that compensates for its lack of any shiny exhaust suggestions.
Surprisingly, the e-tron Sportback sports a comparable double-side-skirt style to the Jaguar I-Pace. On both cars, this strong horizontal feature assists exaggerate the range between the wheels making each car appearance longer and more enforcing while minimising the slab-sidedness of their big door openings.
2018 Audi e-tron Sportback Interior
Inside, the e-tron Sportback’s interior is pure principle car fare– total with many large touchscreens, a strangely shaped steering wheel and a selection of cameras in location of conventional rear-view mirrors. Few of these modern features are expected to make it to production but the control panel’s driver-focussed layout and basic, minimalist design might greatly affect how the completed road car’s cabin will look.
2018 Audi e-tron Sportback Engines and Driving
Powering this radical-looking coupe SUV will be a large battery pack and three electrical motors– one driving the front wheels and two turning the backs. On a full charge, Audi declares it’ll travel more than 310 miles but naturally this range will lower substantially if you speed up hard. If outright speed is more up your street than long-distance cruising, the e-tron boasts as much as 496hp with Boost mode engaged and can reportedly run from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds– not bad for a two-ton car.
2018 Audi e-tron Sportback Price and Release Date
Audi’s verified it’ll put this brand-new electric SUV into production in 2019. The German firm’s not revealed what does it cost? it’ll cost but reports suggest this Jaguar I-Pace competitor might set you back a minimum of ₤ 60,000.