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Audi Q6 e-tron: Camouflaged prototype of the upcoming electric SUV appears in new spy shots

Audi will soon expand its growing EV lineup with the Q6 e-tron (Image: Sara Kurfeß)
Audi will soon expand its growing EV lineup with the Q6 e-tron (Image: Sara Kurfeß)
These latest prototype pictures of the Audi Q6 Sportback e-tron show that the German automaker’s upcoming electric SUV looks quite similar its smaller sister model. Although the exterior design is no big surprise, most differences to the Q4 e-tron will probably be found under the hood.

With the Volkswagen ID.4-based Audi Q4 e-tron and the regular Audi e-tron, the prestigious German automaker currently has a compact as well as a much larger electric SUV in its EV lineup. Since there is also a relatively wide price gap between these two models, the company is working diligently on its “middle child” in the form of the Audi Q6 e-tron, whose camouflaged prototype has now been caught in the wild by a photographer.

To be more precise, it is the sleek Sportback variant of the Audi Q6 e-tron that has now appeared in the arguably most beautiful prototype pictures to date. The images in question have been obtained by our colleagues at Motor1 and can be accessed via this link. Among other details, these new spy shots show a familiar-looking rear spoiler that seems to be a bit less distinctive than on the smaller Q4 Sportback e-tron. Audi is also staying true to its current design language and equips the electric SUV with narrow taillights, but with an estimated height of almost 71 inches, the Sportback variant of the Audi Q6 e-tron will be noticeably taller than its compact sister model.

Although the apparent exterior design won't feature any earth-shattering innovations, the Audi Q6 e-tron will be superior to the automaker’s less expensive electric SUV from a technical point of view.  This is because the EV will be based on the shared premium electric platform called "PPE", which is a 800-volt system and should therefore offer a significantly higher charging capacity. With a peak performance of up to 600 horsepower, the dual-motor drivetrain of the top-of-the-line RS model should also live up to its premium ambitions. The electric SUV is expected to be officially unveiled by the end of the year, but the eventual launch of the Audi Q6 e-tron will probably take place in 2023.

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-07-28 (Update: 2022-07-28)