Audi e-Tron Interior Revealed Ahead of the Official Unveil
【Summary】Ahead of the unveil its upcoming e-Tron SUV, Audi has officially revealed the electric SUV’ interior. The Tesla Model X rival features interior styling reminiscent of rest of the Audi lineup.
Ahead of the unveil its upcoming e-Tron SUV, Audi has officially revealed the vehicle's interior. The Tesla Model X rival features interior styling reminiscent of rest of the Audi lineup. The interior incorporates prominent lines and geometric shapes as it is part of Audi's new design approach which is based on a cubist design language format.
Audi is part of the Volkswagen Group, which also owns the Italian supercar company, Lamborghini. At first glance, the sharp angles and prominent lines indicate the German car manufacturer has used inspirations from it Italian subsidiary's offerings in the upcoming SUV's interior.
Lamborghini has used styling cues inspired by fighter jets in its offerings like the Aventador in the past. The cabin of Audi e-Tron also exudes aeronautical themes with a futuristic take. Traditional controls like a steering wheel, AC controls, gear selector, instrumentation cluster and turn signal stocks can still be found in the cabin and feature a refreshed design.
We also find some unconventional but state-of-the-art features like virtual exterior mirrors. Like the electric EQ SUV from the fellow German automaker Mercedes-Benz, the Audi e-Tron features cameras in lieu of side view mirrors. These high definition cameras mounted on the sides of the car and display live video on two 7-inch screens which are found inside the cabin. The screens have been integrated into the car's driver and navigator side door panels.
The company claims that the cameras will enhance the side view for the driver, by offering different viewing options depending on the requirement of the driving situation. The cameras also include zoom in and zoom out features.
The Audi e-Tron also features the company's virtual cockpit which will be offered as standard across the car's lineup. The virtual cockpit is standard equipment, because it incorporates the majority of the car's instrument display.
Audi believes that this will reduce any distractions during driving which might arise from referring to multiple screens for information. The premium sound system company Bang & Olufsen, which happens to be a long-time partner of Audi, offers its 16 speakers 705-watt stereo system in the e-Tron.
In contrast to Tesla's Model X, Audi e-Tron's interior has a much more conventional appeal to it. This might give the upcoming SUV a competitive advantage as it might be able to balance its incorporation of futuristic features and user-friendliness. The German automaker is taking a substantial interest in technology and has recently also entered an MOU with Huawei to develop connected Car Technology.
Manish Kharinta is a automotive writer based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked for automotive industry websites TheSmokingClutch.com, CarDekho.com and CarBikeindia.com. His experience ranges from covering auto shows, to car reviews and breaking automotive news. Manish aims to bring forth his unique perspective on automotive design and technological innovations in the automotive industry.
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