Potentially the most important upcoming four-ringed car was caught testing yet again. The Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback is on its way and it seems as if Audi is doing some final winter testing before its eventual release. In these new photos, we get to see a bit more of the Q4 e-tron than before, including some more of its interior. (We don’t own the spy photos but you can see them here)
It’s not hard to imagine what the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback is going to look like when it’s officially revealed. While this test mule is covered in heavy camouflage, you can get the gist of its design anyway. Plus, we’ve already seen the concept car version, which we’re told is very close to the production-ready design.
Due to the Q4 sharing its chassis and powertrain with the Volkswagen ID.4, it’s not unsurprising to see that its overall shape is similar. However, it will have some unique Audi touches, such as the flared rear wheel arches and sharp headlights.
In these spy photos, we can see some of the interior as well. While most of it is stuff we’ve already seen, we can see that that this test mule has a new steering wheel. Rather than the typical three-spoke Audi wheel, the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback seems to get a four-spoke wheel which also sports a square-ish shape. That may not be to everyone’s taste but it’s nice to see Audi changing it up a bit for the all-electric Q4.
The rest of the interior is business as usual. It features Audi’s latest Touch Response MMI screen but, like the Audi Q3, gets physical climate controls. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit is also, obviously, present but with gauges more appropriate for an EV. The rest of it is pretty standard Audi.
When the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback finally debuts, it could end up being the most important car the brand has launched in some time. Sure, the sexy e-tron GT is more exciting but it’s also going to cost north of six figures, so few customers will be able to actually buy it. However, the Q4 will be priced similarly enough to the Audi Q5 that the majority of current Audi customers will be able to buy it. Because of that, more and more traditional car buyers will at least consider making the switch to electric, making the Q4 e-tron a hugely important car for the brand’s electric future.
[Source: Car Scoops]