2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron camouflaged exterior

2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron electric crossover will reportedly cost from $50,000

Audi has confirmed it will expand the EV portfolio next year with the launch of a Q6 E-Tron. Twinned with the next-generation, electric-only Macan, the upcoming member of the ever-growing “Q” family will slot above the Q4 E-Tron pictured here while remaining below the larger E-Tron SUV. It will be built in Ingolstadt, Germany on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform co-developed with Porsche.

A new report from Motor Trend aims to shed light on some of the juicy details surrounding the first-ever Q6 E-Tron. The North American magazine claims it will carry a starting price of approximately $50,000 to $55,000 for the base rear-wheel-drive version equipped with a single motor and a smaller battery. It is worth mentioning the rumored asking price does not take into account any applicable EV-related incentives.

It goes without saying the more expensive versions will add an electric motor to the front axle for significantly more power and Quattro all-wheel drive. The lineup should closely mirror that of the A6 E-Tron, which was previewed by a concept earlier this year at Auto Shanghai in China ahead of the production model’s unveiling believed to be earmarked for 2022.

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That one too will ride on the PPE architecture, and in concept form, it had a fairly large battery pack with a usable capacity of 100 kWh, providing enough juice for 435 miles (700 kilometers) of range per WLTP. Power came from two electric motors developing a combined 470 hp (350 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of instant torque, enabling the A6 E-Tron concept to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in less than four seconds.

Both the Q6 E-Tron SUV and A6 E-Tron liftback will support fast-charging at up to 270 kW, translating to a charge from 5% to 80% in less than 25 minutes or 186 miles (300 kilometers) of range in 10 minutes. These are the specs released by Audi for the A6 E-Tron concept, and we’re expecting the road-going PPE-based cars of this size to offer similar numbers in production form.

Meanwhile, and separately from the Q6 E-Tron, Audi will unveil in the months to come a three-row electric SUV based on the lesser MEB platform in China. Essentially, the seven-seat model will serve as a more sophisticated alternative to the Volkswagen ID.6 available exclusively in the People’s Republic.

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Source: Motor Trend