A few weeks back, we learned that Audi would be released an electric twin to the upcoming Porsche Macan and it would be called the Q6 e-tron. Some new spy photos have been released, showing off this new Audi Q6 e-tron, doing some testing in heavy camouflage. (We don’t own the photos but you can see them here)
We know that it will use the “Q6” name, as Audi CEO Markus Duesmann used the term, earlier in the month. Due to it using an even numbered name, we assumed it would be a sportback-ish model, similar to the Audi Q8. Turns out, we seem to have been right, as the Audi Q6 e-tron in these spy photos does seem to have a bit of Q8 in its design. It’s not quite as aggressively raked as the Q8 but that does seem to be the car it borrows its overall shape from.
That’s a good thing, though, as the Audi Q8 is a good looking car, and this Q6 e-tron seems to be trending in that direction as well. It’s overall silhouette is sporty, it has nice short overhangs, it sits nicely on its wheels, and it seems to be the right size. Despite having a bigger number in its name, the Audi Q6 e-tron looks like it will be about the same size as the Audi Q5, which makes sense considering the former’s platform sharing with the upcoming Porsche Macan.
The Audi Q6 e-tron will also be the first Audi to use the new PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture, jointly developed by Audi and Porsche. The electric Macan will be the first Porsche to use it as well. This new architecture will be the future of the brand’s midsize-to-fullsize electric vehicles. Smaller EVs will be built on the VW Group’s MEB architecture, which underpins the Audi Q4 e-tron and Volkswagen ID.4.
Outside of that, we have no info on specs, battery size, power, or range. We’re going to have to wait to see what Audi has in store for the Q6 e-tron but, until then, we can check out its new design in these spy photos.