Audi is steadily expanding its EV range. The premiere of a brand new e-SUV is expected at the end of next year. In preparation for series production, the Audi Q6 e-tron is being tested on the icy roads in Scandinavia these days.
Photographers of motor.es could make several pictures of the Audi Q6’s pre-production prototype. The electric SUV is tested in northern Sweden under winter conditions.
The test sample is well camouflaged, so the design of the Q6 e-tron can only be described in general terms today. The new e-SUV is almost the same size as the Audi Q5, but it certainly has a sportier look.
Tests in northern Scandinavia, however, mainly aim to check the Q6 e-tron mechanics in harsh climatic conditions. The testing is in full swing, so the timing for the official debut (late 2022) seems quite real.
What do we know about the Audi Q6 e-tron?
British Which car? writes that the Q6 is technically identical to the all-electric Porsche Macan.
The new e-SUV will have a battery of 90 or 100 kWh and a range of about 300 miles on one charge. This is in line with other large electric SUVs. For example, the BMW iX3 has an official range of 285 miles, while the Jaguar I-Pace has 292 miles.
Like the Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan, the Audi Q6 e-tron can be charged from 5 to 80 percent for 20 minutes on an 800-volt station.
In the electric SUV series, the Q6 e-tron will sit above the Q4 e-tron but below the e-tron. Expect the Audi Q6 to be cheaper than its “brother” Macan. That is, the base price will be around 65,000 euros.
By the way, not only Audi themselves test their electric crossovers in cold climates. As we previously reported, the famous YouTube blogger and car enthusiast Bjørn Nyland tested the Audi e-tron in real winter conditions. The results were interesting, but on the whole confirmed the expectations.