- Audi has confirmed a new model called the Q6 e-tron, which will be an electric SUV between the Q4 e-tron and the Q8 e-tron models.
- It will use VW Group’s new PPE platform with an 800-volt electrical architecture.
- We expect the Q6 e-tron to debut later this year and come to the US as a 2025 model.
Audi is adding another electric model to its range, the Q6 e-tron. As the name suggests, it will slot between the Q4 e-tron and the recently-renamed Q8 e-tron EV SUVs. These first official photos of a Q6 prototype in camouflage undergoing winter testing give us a glimpse of what this new model looks like, and Audi has released preliminary details about its new PPE platform and 800-volt electrical architecture that looks impressive Automatically fast charging speed should be enabled.
The Q6 e-tron will be offered in conventional SUV and sloped-back Sportback versions like its siblings. The squareback is pictured here, and its overall proportions are what we’d expect from an Audi crossover. The front end looks to adopt a split-headlight design similar to the BMW X7, but we’re not sure how much of the prototype’s lighting elements will change for production.
The model will feature the VW Group’s PPE electric platform, which stands for Premium Platform Electric. These underpinnings boast a more powerful 800-volt electrical system and will also be found in future models including the Audi A6 e-tron. We expect the Q6 e-tron to feature a standard dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup that will undoubtedly use the quattro name Audi uses for all its AWD models. Competitors will include vehicles such as the Cadillac Lyriq, Genesis Electrified GV70, and the Lexus RZ.
Audi hasn’t set a production start date for the Q6 e-tron yet, but we expect to see the real thing in the next few months.
Despite growing up on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Caparella developed a passion for the automotive industry during his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school newspaper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually inspired him to relocate to Ann Arbor, Michigan for his first professional auto-writing gig. automobile magazine, he has been part of car and driver Team since 2016 and now resides in New York City.