There's slightly less camouflage covering the front end.

audi q6 e-tron sportback spied kicking off winter testing season
Listen to this article

Winter is slowly coming, which means the automakers are moving their development and testing programs in Europe to the more northern areas of the continent to put their new products to their limits in snowy conditions. Audi is already in Scandinavia testing the Q6 E-Tron electric crossover and this is only the second time we see it in Sportback trim. Think of it as the slightly sportier and more stylish alternative to the regular Q6 E-Tron, though the two will share identical components under the skin.

We don’t expect differences in the front fascia as the two core versions of the Q6 will feature identical designs. The spied prototype you see depicted in the gallery below shows a little more of its front-end design compared to previous trial cars, especially the area around the headlights. The camouflage is slowly starting to peel off but there’s a lot of disguise still in place to hide the little details.

The split-light design usually associated with Audi’s electric range takes the center stage at the front. The grille still hides its shape and size but we know it will be of the closed-off type as there’s no engine that needs air. At the rear, expect the RS Q6 E-Tron to look much like a standard Audi Q-series crossover, albeit without any exhaust pipes and with what appear to be slightly sharper taillights.

As mentioned above, the Q6 E-Tron Sportback will share underpinnings with the regular Q6 E-Tron. This means the bones will come from the modular Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, which will be also shared with the fully electric Porsche Macan. A few different outputs depending on the number of electric motors and the software are to be expected, including an RS-branded model. We’ve already seen Audi testing the performance-oriented crossover and we suspect it will have around 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts), similar to what the most powerful Macan EV will produce.

Earlier this year, there were rumors the Q6 E-Tron family could debut before the year’s end but that seems unlikely at this point. We expect both the regular and Sportback models to arrive sometime next year with a market launch before the end of 2023.

Keyword: Audi Q6 E-Tron Sportback Spied Kicking Off Winter Testing Season

CAR'S NEWS RELATED

Foxconn buys land in Saudi Arabia for EV factory

Foxconn is pushing ahead with its plans to produce electric cars in Saudi Arabia. A dedicated plant is to be built for the new electric car brand Ceer, with construction scheduled to start in early 2023. After the contract manufacturer unveiled Saudi Arabia’s first electric car brand called Ceer ...

View more: Foxconn buys land in Saudi Arabia for EV factory

Audi A6, S6 Recalled: Back-Seat Spills Could Cut Engine Power

Audi is recalling 50,883 A6 and A7 cars because a gateway control module could shut down and cut engine power unexpectedly. The problem appears to be caused by liquid spilled in the car’s rear seating area. Audi plans to install a protective cover over the area affected and will ...

View more: Audi A6, S6 Recalled: Back-Seat Spills Could Cut Engine Power

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron: Car News Headlines

Ford’s Bronco Raptor is now on sale, and we’ve taken another drive in the beast. The high-performance off-roader combines a 418-hp twin-turbo V-6 with the suspension of the bigger F-150 Raptor, enabling it to handle speeds of over 100 mph on essentially any terrain. Audi’s next electric vehicle will ...

View more: 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron: Car News Headlines

Audi Q6 e-Tron spied testing ahead of release

Spy shooters have caught Audi’s next electric crossover testing at a private proving ground in Germany. jQuery(function(){ if (typeof jwplayer_load == typeof indefined) { var jwplayer_load = 1; jQuery(window).load(function(){ jQuery(".sc_video_shortcode_jwplayer").each(function(){ var _this = $(this); jQuery.get(jQuery(this).attr("url"), function(data, status){ if (typeof data.split("\n") !== typeof undefined) { var src = data.split("\n")[4]; src = ...

View more: Audi Q6 e-Tron spied testing ahead of release

Only 1 New Audi Model Is Reliable, According to Consumer Reports Owner Surveys

How CR ranks vehicles when it comes to reliability The most reliable Audi model still has a few issues What does the Audi A5 offer? Consumer Reports (CR) takes predicted reliability scores seriously when they recommend (or don’t recommend) a vehicle. Each year the publication gathers data from various ...

View more: Only 1 New Audi Model Is Reliable, According to Consumer Reports Owner Surveys

Audi first automaker to receive UK EVA accreditation

Audi says it is the first car manufacturer in the UK to receive a 100 per cent network approval Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation across its entire network of centres. Under the new EVA scheme, all 113 Audi Centres in the UK gained approval. The Electric Vehicle Approved scheme ...

View more: Audi first automaker to receive UK EVA accreditation

Safety Roundup: Audi A5, Honda HR-V and Integra net high safety scores

2023 Audi A5 coupe earns Top Safety Pick+ award Honda HR-V, Acura Integra earn highest award More trucks would benefit from an auto-brake feature Jay Kana Each month sees its fair share of new-car safety news, and in case you couldn’t keep on top of it all, we thought ...

View more: Safety Roundup: Audi A5, Honda HR-V and Integra net high safety scores

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, 1989 Batmobile, 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron: The Week In Reverse

We spent time in the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, a Batmobile is for sale, and the 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron continued testing on public roads. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. After spending two stints in the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, we concluded it delivers ...

View more: 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, 1989 Batmobile, 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron: The Week In Reverse

Audi Begins Construction on Expanded F1 Facility to Take on the Big Boys

Audi gives update on F1 expansion plans ahead of 2026 entry

2024 Audi A6, 2023 Dodge Challenger: Car News Headlines

Mattia Binotto ‘never had the support of John Elkann, already in talks with Audi’

Valentino Rossi remains Claudio Domenicali's regret

Audi RS6 and RS7 receive power and torque boost in new performance editions

Audi Recalls RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Because Spills in Backseat Could Cut Power

JBL explains why audio quality in the 2022 Toyota Camry is so good

New Audi Q3 First Drive Review

2022 Audi Q3 Review : 7 Pros & 7 Cons

Audi expands Neuburg factory ahead of F1 entry

New 2023 Audi A6 facelift caught testing

OTHER CAR NEWS

;
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network