Audi steadily expands its EV lineup. The premiere of an all-new e-SUV is expected at the end of next year. In preparation for series production, the Audi Q6 e-tron is being tested on the icy roads of Scandinavia these days.
Photographers of motor.es could make several photos of the Audi Q6’s pre-production prototype. The electric SUV is being tested in northern Sweden in winter conditions.
The test sample is well camouflaged, so the design of the Q6 e-tron can only be described in general terms today. The new e-SUV is almost of the same size as the Audi Q5, but it surely has a sportier look.
However, tests in the north of Scandinavia are aimed primarily at checking the Q6 e-tron mechanicals in harsh climatic conditions. The testing is in full swing, so the timing for the official debut (late 2022) seems quite real.
What do we know about the Audi Q6 e-tron?
British What Car? writes that the Q6 is technically identical to the all-electric Porsche Macan.
The new e-SUV should have a 90- or 100-kWh battery and a driving range of around 300 miles on a single charge. This is in line with other large electric SUVs. For example, the BMW iX3 has an official range of 285 miles, while the Jaguar I-Pace has 292 miles.
Like the Audi e-tron GT and the Porsche Taycan, the Audi Q6 e-tron can be charged from 5 до 80 percent during 20 minutes at an 800-volt station.
In the electric SUV lineup, the Q6 e-tron will sit above the Q4 e-tron but below the e-tron. Expect the Audi Q6 to be cheaper than its ‘brother’ Macan. That is, the base price will be about 65,000 euros.
By the way, not only Audi itself tests its electric crossovers in cold climates. As we earlier reported, the famous YouTube blogger and car enthusiast Bjørn Nyland tested the Audi e-tron in real winter conditions. The results were interesting, but, on the whole, confirmed the expectations.