From a concept vehicle to production in just a year – that will be the story of 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron. This quattro SUV had a debut in 2017 at Frankfurt Auto Show. By the end of 2018, we will see the official model for 2020. Well, sales will start in 2019. Until then, we will find out everything about this electric SUV, a competitor to Tesla Model Y, and other upcoming crossover Sport Utility Vehicles.
Few things are known about the 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron. Well, most of these we’ve heard during the premiere in Frankfurt. First, the range of the electric SUV will be over 300 miles. Also, the green vehicle has zero emission thanks to the battery under the hood. The Audi Q6 e-tron quattro SUV will match top speeds of conventional petrol models. Finally, the price will be between $75,000 and $80,000.
We believe the production model will be very similar to the concept vehicle. Well, the 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron is going to get minor updates, as every SUV does between the first appearance and the time when it rolls out from factory lines. Futuristic interior promises a cozy ride. Safety features of the latest generation will help with new alert features. Finally, fans can expect an autonomous drive, but there are no details which level could it be.
2020 Audi Q6 e-tron Enters Production, Reservations are Open
Six months ago Audi opened reservations for their upcoming SUV. That shows the 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron will definitely come by the end of 2018. However, we still don’t know what German carmaker is up to with this model. Will they deliver it straight to dealerships, or fans will have to wait? Well, buyers from Norway can make a deposit of around $3,000 for the first units. Those who already did it have to wait until bosses from Audi say something new about the e-tron quattro SUV. Experts say the vehicle is not coming out before the next spring.
2020 Audi Q6 e-tron Concept Details
300+ miles of range
95 kWh electric battery
Fast charging system
Top speed 120 mph
0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds
What Will 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron Quattro SUV Look Like?
Audi claims that the production version is not going to be different from the conceptual vehicle shown in Frankfurt. We will see that. However, if they are right, the 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron will be 192 inches (4880 mm) long, 76 inches (1930 mm) wide, and 60.6 inches (1540 mm) high. So, the new e-tron SUV fits between two conventional Q5 and Q7 models.
The appearance of the 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron is unique. Up front, we have a new grille. No large air openings are there since the electric unit doesn’t need much cooling. The vehicle is pretty low. It boasts its sporty nature. Its height is 2 inches under Q5. At the back, we can see a LED strip for the stop light. Also, sculpted hatch makes this SUV looks like a wagon. Finally, we can hardly imagine huge wheels on the Audi Q6 e-tron SUV when we see it on the streets.
Under the hood of the 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron will be a 95 kWh battery. Audi agreed on a partnership with Samsung. The Korean company will deliver the battery for the new vehicle. This unit, according to the company’s specs, can make the new SUV go 310 miles (500 km) between recharges. Since this is a quattro model, we will see Audi’s famous trademark drive installed in an electric vehicle. An all-wheel drive is standard, and no 4×2 is going to be in the offer. Three electric motors will boost the performance. Two of them are for the rear axle, and one for the front.
After the battery runs out, owners can plug their SUV to a CCS fast charging system. Thanks to this one, the battery recharging will take less time than usual. Special ports and technologies could drop the time under 2 hours. The 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron is a big EV, but it achieves respectable numbers. For example, top speed will be 121 mph, while the electric quattro SUV needs just 4.5 seconds to reach 60 mph (100 kmh).
2020 Audi Q6 e-tron Price
The new 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron comes at a hefty price. First rumors are speaking of 60,000 British pounds. Converted to dollars, that is about $76,000. Its petrol siblings cost a lot cheaper. Q5 starts from $42,000 and the bigger one, Q7, is still under $50,000 for the base models.
Audi already has experience in this section. But, if they want to compete with Tesla, everything must be on the higher level. Audi AI can park your car, and the latest addition is the Traffic Jam Pilot. This feature helps the driver by keeping the distance from surrounding vehicles with automatic steering and braking. However, speed must be under 37 mph (60 kmh).
This system belongs to Level 2 of autonomous drive scale. But, the 2020 Audi Q6 e-tron could get a higher level, where the vehicle has more autonomy.