Some recent spy photos of the upcoming Audi Q5 e-tron recently surfaced, showing off an unsurprisingly Q5-sized electric crossover. While the test mule seen in those photos was wearing heavy camouflage, there were still some details about its design that we were all able to make out. From those details, this render was made, showing off what the upcoming Q5 e-tron might look like. (We don’t own the render, therefor can’t use it but it can be seen here)
The design for this render is quite clear; the render artist took an Audi Q5, grafted on the face of an Audi Q4 e-tron and gave it both the shoulder line and rear fender flare of the Audi e-tron GT. That’s not to say that it looks bad because it doesn’t, it actually looks quite good. In fact, it’s probably quite accurate, as we can see that the headlights certainly are similar, as is the overall profile.
What’s encouraging is that the spy photos of the car do show off an aggressive rear fender, much like the e-tron GT. So the Audi Q5 e-tron will certainly have a bit more aggression, a bit more muscularity than the standard Q5. How refreshing is that, an electric variant of a car that actually looks sportier and more aggressive than the gasoline version?
The Audi Q5 e-tron will be build on the same PPE (Premium Platform Electric) chassis as the upcoming Porsche Macan Electric, so it’s the first car we’ve seen from Audi that will actually use the new chassis.
We think this render looks good and if the Audi Q5 e-tron does end up looking similar, we suspect it will be a highly successful car for Audi. Especially when you consider that it will likely have around 300 miles of range, share its chassis with the upcoming Porsche Macan Electric, and be standard with rear-wheel drive.