Audi - the German automotive giant has revealed its 3rd vehicle in the e-tron series - the Q4 e-tron, first two being the e-tron SUV (full-sized electric SUV) and e-tron GT (a luxury sedan with coupe styling) respectively. The Q4 e-tron is termed as Audi's 'look in the future' - the German brand's strategy to leverage the electric mobility. Audi has planned to introduce the Q4 e-tron in global markets by 2020, aiming to have 12 such products (EVs) on sale by 2025.
As reported earlier, the Q4 e-tron revealed at Geneva is almost similar to the sketches shared by Audi before the auto extravaganza. This points to the possibility of Audi retaining the styling characteristics, ergonomics, electronics and design elements on the actual production model of the Q4 e-tron. Audi termed the Q4 e-tron as a premium product even before teasing the sketches and it plans to place it in the segment consisting the BMW X2 and Range Rover Evoque. Q4 e-tron takes styling cues from its bigger sibling e-tron, but in a much sportier and compact package.
Q4 e-tron underpins the VW's MEB platform, specially developed for the group's EV products. The MEB platform makes the car's cabin more spacious and reduces the overall build cost. It also helps in increasing the range of the EV. MEB platform will be used for more than 50 cars of VW Group.
The Q4 e-tron is powered by a synchronous electric motor that makes 205 hp and 310 Nm of torque and usually sends the output to the rear axle. Smaller motors are also installed for the front wheels that leads to a combined stats of 306 hp produced by the motors. The 82Kwh battery is mounted under the EV's floor - another characteristic of the MEB platform. Audi is showcasing a number of PHEVs along with electric vehicles at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.