Smaller Audi e-tron Crossover to debut at 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Audi has already been teasing yet another fully-electric e-tron product, a smaller SUV addition to the current e-tron SUV and e-tron GT sportback model. It was teased in a recent photo and will supposedly be teased again in a TV-spot during the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks. Now, though, we’re learning that this new baby Audi e-tron crossover will be officially revealed at the upcoming 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

According to Auto Express, the baby Audi e-tron will be the first vehicle to be based on the VW Group’s new MEB modular electric architecture. It’s been said that this new platform is basically an all-electric skateboard, with battery packs lining the floor between the two axles and their electric motors.

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So this new little e-tron will be Audi Q3-sized and will likely carry over some of its styling. Though, we can see Audi getting a bit more adventurous with this car’s styling than that of the original e-tron SUV. This new car will be smaller and less expensive, lending itself to a younger, hipper audience who will want something a but more stylish.

Audi Q3 — new Audi e-tron could be similar in size and style

Audi hasn’t yet offered any hint at specs; range, power or performance; though AE is saying that a 48 kWh battery with 205 miles of range is to be expected as an entry-level model. On top of that, it’s rumored that there will be two more battery options; including a 60 kWh and an 80 kWh. The latter of which is said to offer 310 miles of range, which would best everything in the segment, including the top-of-the-range Tesla Model 3.

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We’re not entirely sure what’s to become of this baby e-tron but it could be the most exciting of the trio, simply because of its price and segment. While the O.G. e-tron SUV is awesome, it’s almost $80k with options and uber-sexy e-tron GT is set to be even more expensive. If this new entry is around $40k, it will be accessible to far more customers and be a very interesting and attractive prospect for all premium crossover buyers, not just ones looking for something electric.

Whatever it ends up being, we’ll see a brief teaser in a couple of weeks during the Super Bowl and then we’ll see the real thing in Geneva come March.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.