Pretty much every carmaker works hard on new electric vehicles and manufacturer from Ingolstadt is no exception at all. Moreover, this company established its e-tron line several years ago. This department originally started with the electrification of existing models. So, we saw first hybrid models, but there are now also all-electric, completely new models to come. The first crossover from this brand will be 2019 Audi e-tron Quattro.
The company presented a concept version of the new SUV more than two years ago and it is now in the very late stage of development. The testing model has been spotted on the road. Although it still wears a camouflage, we can clearly see its shape and base styling characteristics. The production model will have the premiere very soon, while sales will definitely start next year. So far, we know that the new 2019 e-tron Quattro should closely resemble the concept.
2019 Audi e-tron Quattro redesign
As we just mentioned, the new 2019 Audi e-tron Quattro will closely resemble the concept from 2015. It will come with the very similar characteristics in all aspects. When it comes to styling, we won’t see bigger differences. Although testing model still wears a complete camouflage, it is clear that will feature pretty much the same overall shape. It features a classic crossover with a sleek, slightly coupe-like roof line. A sportier, with a real coupe shape Sportback version, is about to come soon after. The front end of the new model will also look familiar. There are notable lines from the brand’s current design language, but there are some new details that make the 2019 Audi e-tron Quattro look even better than a concept. For example, there is a new grille design, as well as new futuristic LED front and rear lighting groups.
2019 Audi e-tron Quattro interior design
Although we actually didn’t see the interior of the testing model, we can still make some quite precise predictions. There are many reports around that suggest the 2019 Audi e-tron Quattro will feature pretty much the same cabin as the new A8 sedan. If this going to happen, the new crossover will have a pretty stylish interior design. This means a futuristic ambiance, horizontal lines and plenty of hi-tech features, including multiple touchscreens. Also, a list of standard features is expected to be quite impressive. It will include various kinds of advanced safety and driver-assist system, as well as many other hi-tech features in terms of comfort and convenience.
2019 Audi e-tron Quattro powertrain
The 2019 Audi e-tron Quattro should come with the similar powertrain as the concept version. A concept that came two years ago featured a system that contains two electric motors, one for each axle. The total output is 429 horsepower, while the estimated range is around 310 miles. However, we don’t believe that the concept version was able to make all those miles on a single charge. For the production model, we could see some smaller improvement in terms of power. Also, there is a chance to see another, more powerful version of the offer.
2019 Audi e-tron Quattro release date and price
The 2019 Audi e-tron Quattro will hit the market next year, but it is still early to know some more precise launch date. According to various reports, the base version of the new crossover will cost around 80.000 dollars. This is a pretty new segment of the car industry, so there aren’t many potential rivals. However, we are expecting to see a completely new, similar kinds of vehicles from brands such as Mercedes EQ and Jaguar.