The Audi e-tron GT is currently stealing headlines for the four-ringed brand, due to its recent official reveal and the fact that many journos are finally testing it for the first time. However, it isn’t the only important Audi EV on the horizon. The Audi Q4 e-tron will arguably be just as important as its sleek, sexy sibling, as it will be the Audi EV that far more customers actually buy. While the Q4 e-tron hasn’t been revealed just yet, some new spy photos have revealed some of its interior. (We don’t own the spy photos but you can see them here)
Most of the cabin is covered in camouflaged and laptops, as the Q4 e-tron is currently undergoing a ton of testing, prior to its official reveal. However, we do get to see its new steering wheel, which now features a hexagonal shape and a four-spoke design. The hexagonal steering wheel is a bit unusual but we’re here for it. As you may already know, hexagons are the bestagons.
There’s also another important aspect of this new interior that can be seen in these new photos. Underneath the main Touch Response MMI screen is a similar set of climate control buttons as seen in the new Audi e-tron GT. When fans saw the latter car’s physical climate buttons, which have replaced Audi’s current touchscreen setup, they rejoiced, as the current touchscreen can be infuriating. We though those new buttons would be an e-tron GT-specific item but apparently not. It seems as if Audi has listened to fan complaints and has made a change. Thankfully.
The Audi Q4 e-tron also seems to get the same little lozenge-shaped gear selector toggle as seen on the e-tron GT. That’s likely going to be the new gear selector for electric Audis moving forward, replacing the e-tron SUV’s odd handle bar-thing.
We can’t wait to see the Audi Q4 e-tron once it’s officially revealed. It will be the car that potentially helps Audi Q5 customers (which are Audi’s biggest demographic) migrate over to electrification. This new interior seems to have a nice blend current Audi design elements and new e-tron element, so it should be a nice transition for many customers. Not only that but it seems that the Q4 e-tron is going to share its cabin with its concept car, which is always a good thing.
[Source: Car Scoops]