A new electric SUV concept car, the Audi Q4 e-tron, at the Geneva International Motor Show next March. It’s a truly innovative SUV that Audi will present in Geneva. An electric SUV expected by the end of 2020 The US automaker has recently indicated that its concept car Audi Q4 e-tron will be presented next March, at the Geneva International Motor Show. It is a 100% electric SUV with futuristic lines, which really contrasts with the current production on this segment.
Audi said this concept car should give an overview of its next step in electric mobility. This is indeed a study of compact SUV electric propulsion, which could be based Audi for its future production. This Audi Q4 e-tron electric should arrive at its production version at the end of the year 2020, or even at the beginning of the year 2021.
Modern lines and a high-tech interior
Externally, it remains marked by the imposing grille of the car and its rather massive dimensions for a compact SUV. The Q4 is stocky, sporty. The car seems quite high and the small size of the windows in the cabin really contrasts with the rest of the bodywork, which gives the Q4 a pretty high foot. Internally, it is the modernism of the cabin that strikes the eye. The shape of the steering wheel is surprising. The dashboard is totally digital.
It is complemented by an imposing central screen, oriented towards the driver, which makes it possible to manage all the infotainment systems of the car. To find out more, go to the Geneva Motor Show next March!
The 3rd Electric Car
The third electric car from Audi is called Audi Q4 e-tron and comes as an SUV coupe. How to Cars has official drawings and first information?
We only see draft sketches, but I like what I see so far. This compact SUV segment is rapidly electrified and the premium version of the segment could reveal several new entries simultaneously. At the same time, Tesla is expected to launch its Model Y, a small SUV based on the Model 3 platform, around the same time as this new electric SUV from Audi. Tesla has set 15 March as a possible date for model Y – although it is unclear whether this is still the case Mercedes-Benz also confirmed that this year a smaller all-electric SUV to be presented after the EQC SUV.
In non-premium vehicles, Hyundai and Kia come with the Kona EV and the Niro EV, which, despite the good electric vehicles, are unfortunately more compliance vehicles than anything else, but they will still be popular in some markets.
The next few years will be exciting for the entire electric vehicle market, but I think the EV competition in this compact SUV segment will be particularly interesting. Bonus: Audi has today released a short video on its car design thinking, especially in relation to electric vehicles.
The range of the Audi Q4 e-tron
In terms of range, the production version of the Audi Q4 e-tron is expected to reach the important 500-kilometer (311-mile) mark in the notoriously optimistic New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). This means that we can see a real range of about 250 miles or less when the Audi Q4 e-tron uses the same 95 kWh battery pack as the larger e-tron SUV.
The ID Neo itself is expected to be offered with three different battery capacities. The production version of the Audi Q4 e-tron can follow that.
It is expected that the electric hatch from VW, which will be sold during the year, offers 48 kWh, 55 kWh, and 62 kWh battery capacities, but the Audi crossover will have different requirements. We will wait until Geneva to find out more about the offer and the price. Although we are not sure that this is the upcoming Audi Q4 e-tron, chances are pretty good as it is.
It has all the ingredients to be just that, and the brand is currently working on one and a concept version will be debuting in Geneva. Expect the concept to be a very production-ready concept, much like the e-tron SUV and the e-tron GT. Either way, we’ll find out for sure in a month.
Chances of upcoming Audi Q4 e-tron
Although we are not sure that this is the upcoming Audi Q4 e-tron, chances are pretty good as it is. It has all the ingredients to be just that, and the brand is currently working on one and a concept version will be debuting in Geneva. Expect the concept to be a very production-ready concept, much like the e-tron SUV and the e-tron GT. Either way, we’ll find out for sure in a month. The production car will share the design language of other Audi SUVs with the features of existing E-Tron models.
The interior design features a twin cabin design with digital instrument display, which is likely to use Audi’s Virtual Cockpit technology, and a central touch-sensitive screen. A head-up display projects more information onto the windscreen, and a flat-bottomed Audi steering wheel adds to the sporty effect of the deeply shaped dashboard that mates with the door panels.
The e-tron SUV Q4 will also be the first model in the Volkswagen Group to use a new MEB platform for electric cars. This chassis keeps the batteries and electric motors low to improve dynamics, and will form the basis for countless EVs in the future. Thanks to its compact powertrain Audi should be able to compete with the interior of the Audi Q4 e-tron the Audi Q5 from the upper class.