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.