It hasn’t been a secret that Audi is bringing another e-tron concept to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. We’ve known it for some time now but what we didn’t know were the details. Now, some have trickled out, as the folks in Ingolstadt have teased this upcoming concept, what it’s going to be and what it’s going to be called. It’s the Audi Q4 e-tron Concept and we’re going to see it in Geneva quite soon.
When Audi first mentioned a new e-tron Concept, it was said to be a small, Q3-sized crossover. Then, there was word that it cold be a small hatchback that would be built on the same MEB all-electric architecture as the Volkswagen ID. Though, it might be both. This upcoming Audi Q4 e-tron looks to be a coupe-like crossover that’s similar in size to the Audi Q3 but even a bit smaller. So it still could very well be built on the same MEB chassis as the VW ID, while still being similar in design and size to the Q3. Especially with how flexible the VW Group MEB architecture is.
These design sketches show off a very small but very sporty looking crossover. Yet it’s one that’s instantly recognizable as an Audi, with its massive Singleframe grille and large front air intakes. It also very clearly borrows the flared wheel arches from the rest of Audi’s SUV lineup.
On the inside, the sketches show an interior that looks similar to that of the Audi Q3, just with some more exciting designs, such as its dashboard. It also ditches the Audi e-tron SUV’s funky shift lever for just some buttons, which is cleaner and less fussy looking. However, it still gets a virtual instrument panel and a large touchscreen MMI system that’s slanted toward the driver, a la Audi Q3.
We’re very excited about this Audi Q4 e-tron Concept because it’s not only a new electric concept from Audi but it’s one that’s supposed to be a high-volume seller when it finally goes on sale. According to Audi, The Audi Q4 e-tron concept provides a glimpse of the next stage of Audi electric mobility and is due to be presented as a volume-production vehicle in late 2020/early 2021.”