Audi Drops First Teaser Picture of the New Q6 Electric Vehicle

Audi Q6 Teaser 1 photo
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Audi just released the first official rendering showing their upcoming Q6 electric SUV, which means competition for Tesla Motors is about to heat up, but not in the near future.
For now, this is all Audi gives away but we’re sure there’s more to come in the following weeks. BMW did it with the X6, Mercedes-Benz adhered to the trend with the GLE Coupe and now Audi enters the hunchback games with the Q6. However, the upcoming green SUV won’t arrive earlier than 2017.

The only difference is that Audi’s version of a SUV-coupe will be an all-electric vehicle, most likely using R8 e-tron’s powertrain. Rumors have it that Audi will build the Q6 on the same MLB platform as the new Q7.

In addition, other voices say that the SUV will benefit from a 100 kWh battery pack which should guarantee a range of around 293 km (185 miles) with a full charge. Now try and remember what the Prologue concept looked like, because Audi could be looking to use the concept’s looks for the upcoming Q6, as well as for the new A6, A7 and A8 models.

In other news, Audi officials took their time to confirm again that there will be a Q8 flagship model built by the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer, also drawing some design cues from the Prologue prototype. The word ‘sporty’ is also attached to the upcoming Q8, meaning that it will be just another coupe-like SUV. Personal note from the editor: this is just great, it really was the last thing the automotive world needed at this point.

There's also a lot of catch-up to do in order to put a dent in Tesla's efforts, but one thing is clear: the electric car segment will become a lot more interesting soon enough.
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