For 2022, Audi is making a couple of tweaks to the e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback, in an attempt to keep it semi-fresh as newer competitors arrive. Nothing big, but a few package changes were made to try and attract more customers.
To start, the Audi e-tron Prestige trim is now called the Chronos Edition, which just sounds cooler. You traditional gearheads might rolls your eyes at that but, in the world of EVs, cool sounding names sell. Though, it does come with a few interesting options; such as the Chronos Gray exterior paint color, a Black Optics package, an S-Line exterior package, Matrix LED headlights, 21-inch wheels, and orange brake calipers. So it will certainly look a bit different than your standard e-tron, which will bring customers in.
You’re going to pay for it, though. The Audi e-tron Chronos Edition wears a starting price of $83,400, which is almost $20,000 more than the standard e-tron’s $65,900. However, considering the fact that the e-tron lacks the range and power to take on its rivals like the Tesla Model X, BMW iX, and upcoming Lucid Gravity, style and luxury are what’s gonna have to do the trick, so the extra money might be well spent.
We like the Audi e-tron and, from our brief drive with it a few years back, know that it’s a good car. However, it’s just not competitive enough in the market anymore, especially with the latest Audi e-tron entries, such as the Q4 e-tron, e-tron GT, and the all-new Audi A6 e-tron Concept. Now that we’ve seen those cars, the original e-tron seems a bit old news and out of date. Thankfully, we know that Audi is working on many more electric vehicles, so there’s likely going to be something in the works to replace the original e-tron soon enough.