Audi is in the process of making a larger electric SUV for the Chinese market. It will be quite a bit larger than the Audi Q4 e-tron (above photo) but will still be based on its MEB architecture. It’s going to be called the Audi Q5 e-tron and some leaked photos show off its final design. (We don’t own the photos but they can be seen here)
Essentially, this new Audi Q5 e-tron will be a Volkswagen ID.6 in snazzier threads and, honestly, you can tell. Even though it’s based on the smaller of VW Group’s EV architectures, the Q5 e-tron is a chonky boy. However, a bit back seat takes priority over most other things, in China. So it makes a bit of sense that Audi would make such a car for the Chinese market specifically.
It looks a lot like someone mashed the Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi e-tron SUV together to make some sort of mutant hybrid version. It’s not bad looking but it’s not exactly good looking, either.
We don’t have any official specs on the Audi Q5 e-tron but it should be extremely similar to the Volkswagen ID.6. In China, the ID.6 comes with two battery choices; a 58 kWh battery and a 77 kWh battery. There’s a single-motor version, with 177 horsepower and a dual-motor version with 302 horsepower. The Audi version should have similar specs, though don’t be surprised if Audi throws a few extra ponies in there, just to keep its position in the VW Group hierarchy.
If you want one of these Audi Q5 e-tron models, you’ll have to wait until early next year, most likely. We don’t have any pricing available but expect it to be a bit more than the Volkswagen ID.6. It won’t be available in any market outside China, so if you want something larger than the Q4 e-tron in any other market, you’ll have to wait for the upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron.
[Source: Motor Authority]