In 2018 Audi will launch the fastest crossover on the market, the Audi Q6 e-tron. And the best part is that the car will be charged electrically.
Audi has every intention to produce a vehicle that is as good as the Tesla Model X or even better. The Model X by Tesla has caught many car manufacturers off guard, but now Audi is ready to take on the challenge.
The Q6 e-tron will use many components and design lines as the R8 e-tron model which Audi introduced at the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of the year. At the moment, rumors are that the electrically powered car will feature a 500hp engine with more than 677 Nm of torque. Those specs and performances will make the Audi Q6 the fastest crossover on the market.
What is more impressive is the durability and reliability of the Audi Q6. The vehicle will be able to go around 500km with just one charge and when the battery is low, the owners will be able to recharge it over an inductive-charging plate. Owners will be able to simply park the crossover and charge the battery.
There are two other versions rumored to be part of the Q6 palette. Those are a plug-in hybrid model and a fuel-cell electric model. However, the more likely scenario is that Audi will release only one, conventionally powered model and will stick to the eco-friendly approach for the Q6 e-tron.
On the inside, the Audi Q6 will offer a premium and luxury experience for its owners. The styling language of the Q6 will be dubbed as “Sports Activity” which will feature a virtual cockpit inside. The virtual cockpit was recently previewed as part of the concept car Audi Prologue.
The Audi Q6 will come with a number of features which might match the software and the features of the luxury A8 model. Packed with the latest driver-assistance system and multiple options, the Q6 will offer the driver a comfortable and luxury driving experience.
The Audi Q6 model is expected to arrive on the market as early as 2018. The first few months of 2018 are the best bet and the plug-in hybrid model might come at the same time as the standard Q6 model. But don’t be surprised if the hybrid model is announced later that year with better performances and specs. The price is yet to be finalized, but judging by the competition, the Q6 should cost more than $60,000. The vehicle is set to compete with the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid S, the Tesla Model X, the BMW X5 40e and the Mercedes-Benz GLE500e.