The Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron will have a sloped rear that gives this version somewhat better aerodynamics.


With federal electric vehicle tax credit, meaning it ought to successfully value $37,500 in its least costly model. That’s barely lower than a Tesla Model 3 sedan and far lower than a Tesla Model Y SUV. (Tesla automobiles are usually not at present eligible for federal tax credit.) While there are extra luxurious electric crossovers getting into the market few, to this point, value practically as little as the Q4, which is priced equally to the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, as an example, prices nearly $9,000 extra to start out.

Audi is not revealing the costs for the dearer variations of its new SUV but, although. Those particulars will come nearer to when the Q4 E-Tron goes on sale by the finish of this 12 months.

The entry-level Q4 E-Tron can have rear-wheel-drive, not all-wheel drive, although dearer variations can have all-wheel-drive.) The least costly mannequin will be capable to go about 250 miles on a cost, in keeping with the German luxurious model. The base mannequin’s electric motor will present a most output of 201 horsepower. More costly all-wheel-drive variations, which can have electric motors in the back and front of the vehicle, will be capable to produce as much as 295 horsepower.

The Q4 E-Tron can be obtainable in two barely totally different physique shapes, an everyday crossover SUV and the Sportback model. The Sportback, which can be obtainable solely with all-wheel-drive, can have a extra sloped rear finish. Besides the aesthetic distinction, this form additionally has barely higher aerodynamics.

In all-wheel-drive variations of the Q4 E-Tron, the entrance motor can be used solely in conditions the place extra energy or traction are wanted. Most of the time, the SUV can be pushed by its rear wheels alone.

On the outdoors, the Q4 E-Tron is barely bigger than the Audi Q3, the smallest SUV Audi gives in the US. Inside, although, Audi executives boast, the inside area is much like that of the bigger Audi Q5. Electric automobiles are likely to have extra inside area than similarly-sized gasoline vehicles. That’s as a result of electric motors are extra compact than fuel engines with comparable energy and electric automobiles do not want cumbersome transmissions with totally different gears.

The Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron will have a sloped rear that gives this version somewhat better aerodynamics.The Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron will have a sloped rear that gives this version somewhat better aerodynamics.
The Q4 E-Tron shares a lot of its engineering with the Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV. (Audi is a part of the Volkswagen Group (VLKPF).) Like the ID.4, and in contrast to many different electric automobiles, it has no “frunk” or entrance trunk. Instead, the area below the hood is taken up with digital and mechanical components.
Besides the common touchscreens and digital shows provided in most new automobiles at present, the Q4 E-Tron may even provide an optionally available “augmented reality” head-up show. Ordinary head up shows present data mirrored in the windshield in order that it seems to be floating in entrance of the vehicle. Augmented reality displays present some data, resembling navigation arrows, so that they line up with issues like roads and intersections in the actual world outdoors.

Like different Audis, and most different new automobiles, the Q4 E-Tron can have distinctive daytime operating lights. These are lights round the headlights. They keep on throughout the day to make the vehicle extra readily seen and to offer a particular look. Unlike in most automobiles, although, Audi Q4 E-Tron drivers will be capable to change amongst 4 totally different patterns for the daytime lights.

Audi at present gives the bigger Audi E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback electric SUVs and, later this 12 months, will provide the Audi E-Tron GT, a performance-oriented hatchback automobile.
Audi’s E-Tron line is a part of a larger push by the Volkswagen Group to turn out to be a significant competitor in the electric vehicle market.