Back at the Geneva Motor Show, the Audi e-tron Sportback made its official debut. Admittedly, it debuted completely in camouflage and didn’t have any of its design cues visible. However, it still showed off what sort of car it would be and offered a basic idea of what its design would be. In this new render, we get to see a very good idea as to what the upcoming e-tron Sportback will look like in the flesh.
This new render shows off an Audi e-tron Sportback that has the same shape as the camouflaged car we saw in Geneva but also with some styling cues borrowed from the concept car. So it gets the same grille as the concept but with some sportier air intakes and vents at the front. It also wears the same blue paintwork that we saw from the original e-tron SUV.
It looks quite good, too. Its muscular haunches at the rear and flared fenders all around make it looks sportier than you might think an electric SUV would. Obviously, its roofline is far more tapered toward the rear and is much sportier than the e-tron SUV.
If the Audi e-tron Sportback ends up looking like this, we wouldn’t be surprised. We’d also be quite happy because this is a good looking car and would make for a stylish and exciting addition to the e-tron lineup. These sorts of SUVs are becoming very popular, with cars like the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Coupe doing quite well in the segment. So if Audi adds one that also happens to be electric, it will offer a unique alternative to its German rivals. The sportier looks, more flamboyant styling will wow customers and might attract traditional car buyers to an electric car.
Under the skin, the Audi e-tron Sportback will be almost identical to its SUV sibling. So expect a 95 kWh battery pack with 204 miles of total range and a maximum 402 hp from its dual electric motors. It might be a bit lighter than the e-tron SUV, though, so it could be a bit faster and have a bit more range.