Spied: Audi E-Tron Quattro bares more detail

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Audi's first all-electric vehicle undergoes more street testing

Ever since Audi confirmed the E-Tron Quattro for production, they have been busy preparing their first electric crossover. Now, our spies have, in their words, taken some of the clearest photos of the electric SUV, giving us a better look at the its details.  

Most noticeably, this prototype does not appear to have any sensors or gadgets attached to its exterior compared to the last time it was seen doing rounds at the Nurburgring. This could mean that the E-Tron Quattro is likely inching closer to a global debut. The rest of the vehicle however remains mostly unchanged, and is still clad in camouflage.  

Present up front are the slim headlight design and Audi's signature single frame grill. The grill appears to have large vents, likely to help cool the battery pack and motors. There also side small corner air intakes to help improve air flow. Moving to the side, black cladding runs the length of the vehicle, giving it a more rugged look.  

As for the rear, it is still heavily covered with camouflage. It does have a similar appearance to that of the Q5. It is still uncertain whether the E-Tron Quattro will retains the one-piece taillight design shown in the concept.

No technical details have been announced for the production E-Tron Quattro just yet. In concept form, it was said to produce 435 PS – with an overboost function increasing output to 503 PS – from three electric motors. This allows it to reach an acclaimed top speed of 203 km/h and have a 500km maximum range.

Expect it to make a debut sometime in 2018.

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