• Latest Spy Shots of the 2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron Prototype Reveal A Very Modern Look

  • Fresh from Europe, spy shots of Audi's upcoming all-electric Q6 e-Tron SUV have just come our way
  • With EVs now going mainstream and SUVs being more popular than ever, it is ideal that every automaker takes this segment seriously
  • Audi was amongst the early one's amongst the mainstream manufacturers to hop on the EV crossover bandwagon early on with their flagship e-Tron back in 2018
  • While that car used the MLB platform, which was also used with ICE engines, the upcoming Q6 e-Tron uses an all-new PPE layout or Premium Platform Electric, developed specifically for EV's by the likes of Porsche and Audi
  • As far as design goes, expect Audi to play it safe. The brand wants to make the transition to EVs as natural and seamless as possible, with a design that is more mainstream than outlandinsh
  • That's not a bad thing, but hey design is totally subjective. What I will say is that you can really see Audi taking advantage of the new PPE platform, given the short overhangs and the long wheelbase. Expect the interior room to be excellent
  • Audi will deploy a new range of driving tech on this new platform, which includes the likes of torque vectoring, rear-wheel steering, and air suspension apart from newer generation of batteries and electric motors
  • Speaking of motors, it is rumoured that the Q6 e-Tron will feature the same powertrain that was showed off on the A6 e-Tron concept back in April. That car featured an electric motor that produces 476 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque
  • The concept car's 100 kWh battery had a driving range of 434 miles, which is a far cry from the old e-Trons 204 miles
  • The Q6 e-Tron will share this new flagship EV platform with the likes of the A6 e-Tron sedan and the upcoming all-electric 2023 Porsche Macan
  • Expect the Audi Q6 e-Tron to be out by the end of next year. Swipe Up to Read More.

The upcoming Audi crossover will have a Q5 footprint with Q7 levels of space, thanks to the all-electric PPE platform

We’ve got the latest spy shots of the new fully electric Audi Q6 e-Tron. The SUV is expected to be launched as a 2023 model and will share its platform with the all-electric Porsche Macan. This all-new Audi Q6 e-Tron reveals a very modern new front design with flat headlights, the typical Audi grill, and huge air intakes in the front bumper. With EVs now going mainstream, automakers know that having a good range of vehicles in the ever-burgeoning SUV segment is vital for their success, and Audi is now preparing to take on its rivals, head-on.

Overview

Latest Spy Shots of the 2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron Prototype Reveal A Very Modern Look Exterior High Resolution Spyshots
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The concept car’s 100 kWh battery had a driving range of 434 miles, which is a far cry from the old e-Trons 204 miles

The compact luxury SUV segment is about to heat up. Audi, like several other automakers in the industry today, is developing a new line of electric vehicles. One of them is the Audi Q6 e-Tron, an all-electric SUV. The car will have a footprint that is similar to that of an Audi Q5.

Latest Spy Shots of the 2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron Prototype Reveal A Very Modern Look
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Following the success of the Audi e-Tron SUV and the e-Tron GT sedan, the 2023 Q6 e-Tron will indeed be related to the A6 e-Tron and the yet-to-be-unveiled electric Porsche Macan. These models are among the first cars to be built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), a modular platform developed exclusively for electric vehicles by Porsche, Audi, and Bentley.

Latest Spy Shots of the 2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron Prototype Reveal A Very Modern Look Exterior High Resolution Spyshots
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As far as design goes, expect Audi to play it safe. The brand wants to make the transition to EVs as natural and seamless as possible, with a design that is more mainstream than outlandinsh

The all-electric SUV from Ingolstadt is expected to debut as early as next year, according to Audi CEO Markus Duessman, who says that the new Q6 e-Tron will be positioned midway between the Q4 e-Tron and the mainstay zero-emission e-Tron SUV.

The new Audi Q6 e-Tron

Latest Spy Shots of the 2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron Prototype Reveal A Very Modern Look Exterior High Resolution Spyshots
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The concept car’s 100 kWh battery had a driving range of 434 miles, which is a far cry from the old e-Trons 204 miles

From these latest spy shots of the SUV, we can say that the Q6 e-Tron’s styling isn’t groundbreaking, but then again, the entire Audi lineup’s design is harmonious, which in my opinion is one of the brand’s strengths. Even with the camouflage, the influence from the larger e-Tron is almost immediately obvious, especially when you view the profile of the vehicle from the side. Mercifully, the overall form factor isn’t one you’ll find on one of those sporty coupe SUVs, that generally feature a sloping roofline. With short overhangs and a long wheelbase, the Q6 will definitely be roomy.

Latest Spy Shots of the 2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron Prototype Reveal A Very Modern Look Exterior High Resolution Spyshots
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Audi was amongst the early one’s amongst the mainstream manufacturers to hop on the EV crossover bandwagon early on with their flagship e-Tron back in 2018

The thick rear pillars, and the design of the front and rear light clusters, should be quite clinical, given that this is an Audi, a brand that does lighting better than anybody else. Overall, unlike some of its competitors, Audi is known for playing it safe with the design of their e-Tron range, given how they want to make the transition to electric, seem as normal and seamless as possible.

Drivetrain

Latest Spy Shots of the 2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron Prototype Reveal A Very Modern Look Exterior High Resolution Spyshots
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There isn’t any word on the specs of the Q6 e-Tron yet, however, Audi must have definitely learned a lot since the launch of the e-Tron SUV back in 2018. While that SUV had a range of 204 miles, the upcoming Q6 e-Tron will feature new generation batteries and superior electric motors to help with maximizing range. Don’t be surprised if some of the specs from the A6 e-Tron Concept, also apply to the Q6 e-Tron. The A6 e-Tron Concept, which was shown in April, featured two electric motors and had a combined power output of 476 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The concept car’s 100 kWh battery had a range of up to 434 miles.

Latest Spy Shots of the 2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron Prototype Reveal A Very Modern Look Exterior High Resolution Spyshots
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Given that the Q6 will use the PPE platform as opposed to the MEB platform. You can expect a more sophisticated drive, that will use air suspension, torque vectoring, all-wheel drive, and all-wheel steering. You also can’t rule out a more powerful RS-variant, down the road.

Conclusion

Latest Spy Shots of the 2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron Prototype Reveal A Very Modern Look Exterior
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The new platform will debut with the new Audi Q6 e-Tron by as early as the end of 2022, followed by the A6 e-Tron sedan. Apart from the Q6 e-Tron, the all-electric Porsche Macan, which will debut in 2023 and run alongside the current Macan generation for a limited time, will also be made on the same platform. The new Q6 e-Tron will go up against the likes of the new Tesla Model Y, the Jaguar iPace, and the Mercedes Benz EQC.

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Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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