Audi has acclimated the barrage of the e-tron, it’s aboriginal all-electric SUV, to advertise affairs for a host of new models over the abutting seven years.
In absolute there will be 20 new, electrified cars – accepted to comprise 12 absolutely electric e-tron models, additional constituent hybrids – additional a big addition to the brand’s ambit of Q SUVs.
As able-bodied as the Tesla Archetypal X-rivalling e-tron, a coupe/crossover version, badged e-tron Sportback, will be apparent in 2019. Both models use a heavily adapted, electrified adaptation of the Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo platform, which, in blunt form, is acclimated for the Audi A8 and Q8 and additionally the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus.
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Before that, though, addition affiliate of the e-tron ancestors will be appear in abstraction anatomy at the Los Angeles Motor Appearance at the end of November. The Audi e-tron GT abstraction will use abundant of the technology from the beauteous PB18 e-tron abstraction appear at this year’s Pebble Beach show, although the attending of the e-tron GT abstraction was previewed at Audi’s anniversary columnist appointment aftermost March.
Audi has accepted that the e-tron GT will use the aforementioned belvedere as the accessible Porsche Taycan four-door coupe, authoritative use of the aforementioned J1 platform, and is accepted to go on auction in 2021.
The alone added Audi e-tron archetypal to be accepted so far is a bunched A3-sized model, based on the VW Group’s new MEB all-electric platform. However, added SUVs, crossovers and saloons are accepted to accompany the e-tron agency by 2025, although some models will alone be accessible in the advantageous and still rapidly-growing Chinese market.
Audi has additionally accepted that it’s alive with sister cast Porsche on addition all-electric belvedere accepted as Premium Belvedere Electric (PPE), which will abutment a ambit of beyond high-floor (SUV and crossover) and flat-floor (saloon and estate) all-wheel-drive electric cars.
Alongside the rollout of all-electric vehicles, Audi additionally promises that its ambit of constituent hybrids will be expanding. Auto Express understands that eight nameplates in the accepted Audi agency will be accessible with constituent technology by 2025. In total, the close expects 30-35 per cent of its sales to be electrified by then, while abounding of its centralized combustion-engined cars will additionally account from 48-volt balmy amalgam systems.
Audi’s Q ambit of SUVs will additionally be growing rapidly with 12 new models due by 2025. Seven of those will be electrified e-tron models including the e-tron and e-tron Sportback, but that still leaves bristles added Qs to accompany the absolute line-up. Expect the ambit to be additional by Q4 and Q6 Sportback models, while the often-rumoured Q1 baby SUV and range-topping Q9 Ambit Rover battling could additionally be aback on the cards.
Audi Sport is additionally acceptable to be breath on abounding of these cars with an RS adaptation of the e-tron a possibility. Audi’s carnality admiral of artefact marketing, Fermin Soneira Santos, told us, “We plan to aftermath a appropriate adaptation of the e-tron – article that you can accept alike added fun in.”
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