Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron Sportback

Prototypes of the Q6 E-Tron Sportback are out on the road, but it’s not ready quite yet

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One may argue that this is not the first time we see the next Audi Q6 e-Tron out testing. However, so far, we’ve only seen the Q6 e-Tron as an SUV. But these new spy shots reveal that the Ingolstadt company is also working on a Q6 e-Tron SUV Coupe. With the standard Q6 e-Tron expected to debut sometime in late 2022, the Sportback version will arrive about six months later, so sales should begin in late 2023.

Update 8-4-2022: The 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron Sportback was spotted again. See the latest spy shots below!

Spy Shots 8-4-2022

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron Sportback
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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron Sportback
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*Photos in these section are courtesy of CarPix

What’s going to be different on the Audi Q6 e-tron Sportback?

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron Sportback Exterior Spyshots
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The standard Audi Q6 e-Tron SUV already revealed its front end in a series of previous spy shots, and of course the Sportback version will feature the same design. It will have a huge grille, a front bumper inspired by the recently launched e-Tron sedan, huge air intakes, and the new split headlights - which seem to be a new thing lately.

While the prototype is heavily camouflaged, we can still spot a few design elements. For example, when compared to the current e-Tron Sportback, the future Q6 e-Tron Sportback will feature completely different taillights. Also, the loading edge is much lower, and the third brake light is integrated into the small spoiler and not in the rear window like in the current model, while the rear window goes down lower.

What will power the next Audi Q6 e-tron Sportback?

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Just like the future Q6 e-Tron, the Sportback version will be built on the same platform as the future Porsche Macan EV and the A6 e-Tron. We are talking of course about the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) - a modular platform developed exclusively for electric vehicles by Porsche, Audi, and Bentley. It has been rumored many times that, just like the A6 e-Tron sedan, the Q6 e-Tron will be offered with the same powertrain as the A6 e-Tron Concept. The latter featured two electric motors and had a combined power output of 476 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The concept featured a 100-kWh battery and promised a range of 434 miles, so you should expect similar numbers in the production version too. Also, when compared to the model it replaces, the Q6 e-Tron will offer a more sophisticated drive, that will have air suspension, torque vectoring, all-wheel drive, and all-wheel steering. There will also be an RS version which is rumored to deliver up to 600 horsepower!

When will the Audi Q6 e-tron Sportback arrive?

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron Sportback Exterior Spyshots
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Audi will unveil the new Q6 e-Tron before the end of 2022, which means the Sportback version will arrive about six months later with sales to begin in late 2023. According to Audi CEO Markus Duessman, the new Q6 e-Tron will be positioned midway between the Q4 e-Tron and the mainstay zero-emission e-Tron SUV.

Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien & CarPix

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