Audi’s thrown its hat into the fully electrical SUV ring with the all-new e-tron Sportback– a high-riding coupe to match the similarity the Jaguar I-Pace. The Audi will go on sale in 2019. This new stylish offering might steal a march on the competition thanks to its 310-mile range and an outstanding 496hp output from its three electric motors.
2019 Audi e-tron Sportback Styling
Appearing like a cross in 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 big two-tone bumper inverts the black and silver components of existing Audi grilles to develop something various, however no less recognisable.
Its narrow slit-like headlights look just like those fitted to the larger Q8 and are accompanied by a sideburn of daytime running lights on each side. In total, Audi’s festooned the concept with around 250 specific LED systems. The back has been dealt with to a likewise contemporary design that mixes the upcoming A8’s full-width brakelights with a greatly sculpted diffuser that compensates for its absence of any glossy exhaust pointers. Remarkably, the e-tron Sportback sports a similar double-side-skirt style to the Jaguar I-Pace. On both cars, this strong horizontal feature helps overemphasize the distance in between the wheels making each car look longer and more imposing 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 vast touchscreens, an unusually shaped guiding wheel and a selection of electronic cameras in location of conventional rear-view mirrors. Few of these state-of-the-art features are expected to make it to production however the dashboard’s driver-focussed design and basic, minimalist style might heavily influence how the finished roadway 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 electric 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 distance will reduce substantially if you speed up hard. If outright speed is more up your street than long-distance travelling, the e-tron boasts as much as 496hp with Boost mode engaged and can supposedly 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 confirmed it’ll put this brand-new electric SUV into production in 2019. The German company’s not announced how much it’ll cost however reports recommend this Jaguar I-Pace competitor could set you back at least ₤ 60,000.