2024 Audi Q6 e-tron: price, specs, release date
- New Audi Q6 e-tron is an all-new Audi EV set to compete in a fast-growing sector
- Slots into the range between the Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q8 e-tron
- Sophisticated new platform is shared with Porsche
- Arrives in 2024 with prices likely to start from around £55,000
Rivals for the new Audi Q6 e-tron include the BMW iX3, Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes-Benz EQC, all models that are now getting on a bit. The Tesla Model Y is another alternative, as is the classy-looking new Lexus RZ.
There will also be a new electric Porsche Macan in the future, using the same underpinnings as the new Audi Q6 e-tron.
2024 Audi Q6 e-tron price and release date
The new Audi Q6 e-tron will be released in early 2024. The disguise will be lifted ahead of its UK release, and advance ordering is expected to open for early adopters.
New Audi Q6 e-tron prices are likely to start from around £55,000. It will also be available in high-performance new Audi SQ6 e-tron guise, which could cost upwards of £80,000.
2024 Audi Q6 e-tron styling, interior and technology
The new Audi Q6 e-tron remains under wraps, but we can still see key features of the design despite the disguise.
As with the smaller Audi Q4 e-tron, the new Audi Q6 e-tron will have a bold ‘Singleframe’ grille at the front, set off by slim, high-tech-looking LED headlights. Inset aero features will be finished in contrast colours.
The new Audi Q6 e-tron’s SUV profile is set off by bold creases in the wheelarches both front and rear. It has a flowing roofline that’s likely to improve aerodynamic efficiency – which will boost its EV range.
What has been uncovered is the interior of the new Audi Q6 e-tron. The designers say it is based around a ‘three-dimension spacial architecture’ that gives a feeling of space, lightness and comfort.
The dashboard of the new Audi Q6 e-tron is designed around a sculpted free-standing curved display. This technology showcase includes an 11.9-inch Audi virtual cockpit display and a central 14.5-inch MMI touchscreen. Apparently, the shape “is reminiscent of the Singleframe grille”.
The new Audi Q6 e-tron has a toggle-style gearlever, and appears to have additional physical buttons on the driver’s armrest for climate control and other functions.
The new Audi Q6 e-tron also has an optional augmented reality head-up display. It’s packed with information and creates the impression items are floating up to 200 metres away and “interact directly with the environment”.
The new Audi Q6 e-tron’s head-up display will prove a boon for sat nav instructions and also helps support the driver in poor visibility.
New Audi Q6 e-tron passengers have an additional 10.9-inch MMI display. This has active shutter technology that means they can watch movies without distracting the driver. Note, though, it’s optional: basic new Audi Q6 e-tron have a black high-gloss surface there instead.
Posh new materials feature inside the new Audi Q6 e-tron. Trim “becomes a functional design element”, with the dashboard featuring recycled Elastic Melange fabric, which can also feature on the sports seats. It helps create a much more modern and welcoming feel.
The new Audi Q6 e-tron is a full five-seater, with a spacious rear seat. Because it’s an EV, there’s no central tunnel, giving a more open-plan feel.
The new Audi Q6 e-tron has a generous 526-litre boot with the seats up. They fold down individually in a 40:20:40 split, liberating up to 1529 litres of space. There’s an additional 64-litre ‘frunk’ or front boot. Audi says it’s ideal for charging cables, and adds it’s big enough to swallow smaller travel bags.
2024 Audi Q6 e-tron electric motors, performance and battery range
The new Audi Q6 e-tron is a pure electric premium SUV. It is based on the new Volkswagen Group Premium Platform Electric architecture, or PPE. This will also be used by the future new Porsche Macan EV.
Details of the new Audi Q6 e-tron have yet to be confirmed, but the range is likely to include 55 and SQ6 variants, with an entry-level 45 following later. The numbers refer to the power band of the electric motors – a lower number means less power.
The new Audi Q6 e-tron 55 may have 400ps, delivered to two electric motors for all-wheel drive capability. 0-62mph performance is likely to dip under 6.0 seconds.
The new Audi Q6 e-tron 55 may be paired with a large 100kWh battery, giving a generous EV range of around 370 miles. Because it is an 800v architecture, it will rapid-charge at speeds of up to 270kW.
The new Audi SQ6 e-tron may have around 510ps, for even healthier performance, and will probably use the same 100kW battery.
Future new Audi Q6 e-tron may use smaller batteries for a lower entry-level price. At the other end of the range, some are speculating about a new Audi RS Q6 e-tron, which could have around 600ps for ultra-thrilling performance.
The new Audi Q6 e-tron’s PPE architecture will deliver a very advanced drive, with well-honed driving dynamics and plenty of safety assist technology. More details will follow nearer to the 2024 release of the new Audi Q6 e-tron.
What price is the new Audi A6 e-tron?
New Audi Q6 e-tron prices have not yet been revealed but we expect an entry-level model to start from around £55,000.
What is the expected price of the Audi Q6 e-tron?
The Audi Q6 e-tron is expected to cost from £55,000, rising to more than £80,000 for a high-spec performance four-wheel drive model.
What is the new Audi Q6 e-tron interior like?
The new Audi A6 e-tron has a high-tech interior with up to three display screens and a clever augmented reality head-up display. It also uses plenty of recycled textiles to give a modern, welcoming feel.
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