Production Audi Q6 Rendered Based on the e-tron quattro Concept

The fact that electric vehicles are the way of the future couldn't be any clearer than it is today. Even before the Dieselgate scandal, Audi and Volkswagen have been investing in the development of greener models.
Audi Q6 concept 1 photo
Photo: SRK Designs
If the plans announced on September 14th are still in place, 20 new plug-in models will be introduced by the Volkswagen Group in the next 5 years. The Phaeton and A8 have already been confirmed, but a Q6 e-tron is also extremely likely.

Its existence may have been previewed by the e-tron quattro concept presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show. But we've been talking about the Q5 for several years.

According to numerous sources, the gap between the Q5 and Q7 models should be filled by a sleeker SUV to compete with BMW's successful X4 model. Mercedes will soon have a nearly identical GLC Coupe, but Audi may do things differently.

This next rendering, created by SRK Designs, transforms the e-tron quattro concept into a production reality. The headlights, grille and wheels have been changed, but the overall shape of the body remains the same. As you can see, the greenhouse is not like that of a coupe at all.

The special bits are underneath though, as the concept SUV was powered by three electric motors (one up front, two on the rear axle) that offer a total output of 320 kW (435 PS or 429 bhp) or a massive 370 kW (503 PS or 496 bhp) when boost is activated.

Electric motors are famous for their acceleration, and the e-tron is no exception to the general rule. Getting from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 4.6 seconds, it's right up there with sportscars. Perhaps the Tesla Model X will prove faster, not to mention more exciting.

You see, while the American electric crossover promises to have gullwing rear doors, the Q6 rendering just looks like an exaggerated X7. Perhaps interior build quality will be its redeeming feature.
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