Audi continues to move towards electrification with the reveal of their latest electric vehicle (EV) concept. After showing design sketches of it last month, the Ingolstadt-based automaker has officially revealed the Q4 e-tron.
Built and designed by Audi to preview an all-new crossover, it will serve as Audi's fifth electric model and will be introduced by the end of 2020.
Like the bigger e-tron, the Q4 features similar styling cues albeit made to look sharper and sportier. A unique pair of LED headlights, along with the signature Singleframe grill provide the concept its modern and futuristic look. Then there are the massive 22-inch turbine-style alloy wheels and eye-catching LED taillights which provide that extra flair for the Audi's latest electric offering.
In terms of size, the all-electric crossover measures 4.59 meters long, 1.90 meters wide and 1.61 meters tall. This puts the Q4 e-tron squarely against the likes of the Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Tesla Model Y, and the like. Finally, the Q4 e-tron features a unique Solar Sky paintjob that changes hue depending on the angle of light when it hits the car. Besides giving the concept a standout finish, the paint itself reduces the amount of heat build-up on the surface of the body, as well as in the cabin.
Stepping insde, the Q4 e-tron features a simple, driver-centric cabin that is free of clutter. Like all Audis today, a digital virtual cockpit display provides all the necessary information needed by the driver. It is then complemented by a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system which manages all of the in-car functions and amenities. Directy below it is a strip of buttons for the climate control system that adds to the sleekness of the futuristic cabin.
With an emphasis on delivering more interior space, the center console has buttons for the gear selector instead of a traditional lever. With it, Audi was able to place more storage bins, cupholders / bottle holders, as well as a wireless phone charging system.
Powering the Q4 e-tron are a pair of electric motors which power the front and rear axles accordingly. The former puts out 102 PS with 150 Nm of torque, while the latter generates 204 PS and 310 Nm of torque. Combined, the EV has a total system output of 305 PS and has a range of more than 450 km thanks to an 82 kWh battery pack mounted to the floor. Recharging the battery to 80% can be done in less than 30 minutes when charged with a 125 kw system.