Audi has confirmed a new addition to its Q-range that will be slotted in between the Q5 and the Q7. As the naming philosophy of the German carmaker goes, the new SUV will be called the Q6 and will feature an all-electric powertrain. Here we have a digital rendering of the upcoming Q6, which is speculated to come out sometime in 2018.
The Q6 will carry a crossover-coupe body style and will be ‘sporty and sexy while being packed with utility’, asserts the Ingolstadt-based carmaker. The sporty SUV was first previewed as an e-tron concept, a few years ago at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is rumoured that the new car remains true to its design study. It will wear the new Q-family face which will be initiated from the upcoming Q8. The trademark imposing grille upfront will be stacked by LED headlights.
The Q6 will carry forward the powertrain from the discontinued R8 e-tron. With an advanced battery pack the range is rumoured to be in excess of 500kilometres. A quick charging option will also be a forte of the sporty electric SUV. The Q6 will be manufactured at the carmaker’s Brussels facility in Belgium, according to recent development.
The electrified SUV is part of the German carmaker’s plan to introduce more than five electric vehicles before the turn of the decade. The Q6 will have the Tesla Model X in mind as the most competitive rival when it goes on sale in the couple of years.
Currently, Audi is focusing on revealing the upcoming new flagship A8 at the Audi Summit. It will spearhead the carmaker’s new design philosophy which will later make its way to all other cars. Stay tuned to CarWale for all the latest news and developments on the upcoming vehicles.