One of the very best aspects of the Audi e-tron SUV is its interior. Considering the fact that Audi claims the e-tron to be a luxury Audi first and an electric car second (electric has gone Audi, says the tagline), it needs to have a truly luxurious interior and it does. It’s also one that’s been recognized by Wards Auto as one of the “Wards 10 Best Interior” winners.
“This is a beautifully executed interior with matte-finish wood, supple leather and a metallic palm-rest shifter that is handsome, ergonomically easy to use and unlike anything we’ve seen before,” said Tom Murphy, WardsAuto managing editor. “The Pearl Beige interior makes the e-tron a sanctuary of relaxation, a place to unwind after a hectic day, while the all-electric drivetrain hums away in near silence. Yes, Audi continues to show us the way of future luxury interiors, even in the age of electrification.”
It shows that Audi wanted the e-tron to be a genuinely luxurious Audi SUV and not just some tech-fest with a gadget-filled interior. Zee Germans were far more concerned with quality, refinement and NVH levels than adding virtual whoopee cushions. And it shows.
But it’s not just interior materials that got the Audi e-tron recognized. Its powertrain delivery, lack of noise from the wind and tires and just its overall sense of calm and quiet.
“The Audi e-tron SUV offers all of the premium amenities one would expect of an Audi with the nearly silent, immediate torque that is inherent with an EV,” said Filip Brabec, VP of Product Planning, Audi of America. “With the e-tron, Audi continues its commitment to using the highest-quality materials together with smart packaging, always aiming to capture our customers’ imaginations. We’re proud to see Wards recognize the e-tron with a 10 Best Interiors award, a testament to the hard work and collaboration of our designers and engineers.”
Drive the Audi e-tron back-to-back with other EVs and you can tell that the e-tron is a luxury SUV first and foremost, it just so happens to be electric. Its interior is that good and, evidently, it’s not just us telling you that.