Audi Will Debut a Q3-Sized Electric Crossover at the Upcoming Geneva Motor Show
【Summary】Audi has confirmed it will reveal a Q3-sized electric crossover vehicle at next month's Geneva Motor Show.
German premium automaker Audi has confirmed it will showcase a Q3-sized electric crossover vehicle at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. When launched, this electric crossover will sit under the fuly-electric Audi e-tron SUV in the company's lineup.
Audi also revealed that the new electric crossover will use Volkswagen's MEB platform.
In terms of pricing, the EV crossover is expected to cost less han its bigger sibling the Audi e-tron. Audi's parent company Volkswagen AG will also launch a range of electric vehicles dubbed as ID models alongside the new electric SUV.
The smaller SUV is expected to go on sale alongside Volkswagen's upcoming ID models towards the end of 2020. This is not surprising, considering the fact that the ID electric line up will also use the same MEB platform.
The Audi Q3
The new EV will be built at the company's Zwickau factory in Germany alongside Volkswagen's ID electric lineup. The smaller SUV will be positioned as an entry-level electric vehicle and might become the company's best selling electric car in the future. As the small crossover electric vehicle will sit below Audi's e-tron, the driving range will be slightly less than the e-tron's 248 miles mark.
The Volkswagen ID concept
However, if Audi's small electric SUV happens to be a badge-engineered, premium version of Volkswagen's upcoming ID Crozz crossover, it might get the same 83 kWh battery pack with a 225 mile estimated electric driving range.
The small e-tron crossover SUV has been in development for some time and therefore we expect that the concept coming to Geneva Motor Show will be a near production-ready version of the small SUV.
The Audi e-tron GT
Audi has been the front runner during the implementation of Volkswagen's electrification plan. The German premium car manufacturer has been working on developing a 4-door electric sedan dubbed the e-tron GT, which will be the company's contender against the segment-leading Tesla Model S.
The fully-electric Porsche Taycan
Volkswagen's other luxury subsidiary Porsche will also be launching its Taycan electric vehicle alongside Audi's e-tron in 2020. The TAycan will be compatible with the company's fast-charging network and upcoming offerings from Audi will share the platform with EVs from Porsche and Volkswagen.
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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