New spy shots, obtained by Motor Authority, show Audi’s Q4 E-Tron out testing. The battery-electric compact crossover SUV was introduced as a concept in 2019, and the camouflaged prototype looks very similar to what was originally previewed.
Audi is expected to reveal the Q4 E-Tron later this year with sales expected to start in 2022 in the U.S. It will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform which features a battery in the floor and the ability to house motors at each axle. The Q4 E-tron will fall in direct competition with VW’s ID.4.
When introduced as a concept in 2019, the Q4 E-tron had an electric motor at each axle giving it a combined 301 horsepower. It was capable of achieving a 0-62 mph time in 6.3 seconds with a top speed of 111 mph. It was equipped with 250 miles of range thanks to a 82 kWh battery that had a max charge of 125 kW allowing it to charge 80% in about 30 minuets.
One thing we noticed on this prototype is the headlight design. Its appears this is a new design from the automaker which falls in line with Audi design chief suggesting customers might be able to choose their own pattern for daytime lights.
Currently Audi offers the E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback to the EV market, with the Q4 E-Tron and Q4 Sportback E-Tron next in line to debut. In addition, we should expect to see an E-Tron GT super sedan as well as an A4-sized model in the future.