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VIDEO: Audi e-tron Sportback Review — Better Looks Equal a Better Drive?

Now that the Audi e-tron Sportback is here, there’s a more stylish alternative to the standard e-tron SUV. Its new coupe-like body style and sportier look can help attract new customers over to the EV-life. However, is the e-tron Sportback just a prettier face or is it actually nice to drive?

 

In this new video from Autogefühl, we get to take a very in-depth look at the Audi e-tron Sportback; soup to nuts, if you will. We get to see everything about the new sportier e-tron model, from every little bit of its exterior design to all of the tech on the inside. We even get to see what it’s like to drive.

 

Then e-tron Sportback seems provide the same sort of driving experience; all of the comfort, performance and luxury; as the standard e-tron. That’s not a bad thing, as the e-tron is a lovely car to drive, but if any customers are expecting a different driving experience to go along with its new look, they won’t really find one. Still, the added style might make a big difference in persuading buyers to jump ship to electric.

 

One of the more interesting aspects of this video is checking out the e-tron Sportback’s new side cameras, which replace traditional mirrors. Most enthusiasts are weary about the new camera/mirror setup, as it’s a drastic change from the traditional side mirror which has been used on car for a century. While it’s certainly interesting to use cameras and screens, rather than a simple mirror, the reviewer in this video isn’t so sure it’s worth it. In fact, he thinks it’s just playing around with technology, rather than actually implementing a useful change. So save your money and get regular mirrors.

 

Having said all of that, the Audi e-tron Sportback is an excellent luxury EV. It doesn’t have the range of some of its competitors but its drive is so nice that it can be forgiven.

 

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.