Audi Unveiled The Q4 Sportback e-Tron Concept: India Launch Soon?

Audi had showcased the Q4 e-tron concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, giving us a glimpse of the company's first compact electric SUV. However, the company has unveiled the Sportback version of the Q4 e-tron. Audi has also announced that the Q4 Sportback e-tron will go into production in 2021 as a Coupe SUV.

Audi Unveiled The Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept Unveiled: India Launch Soon?

Both the Audi Q4 SUV and the Q4 Sportback e-tron are like identical twins, but in terms of their shape, each of them has its own unmistakable and characteristic features. The SUV is 4600mm long, 1600mm high, 1900mm wide and has a wheelbase of 2770mm making it a spacious car.

Audi Unveiled The Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept Unveiled: India Launch Soon?

The Q4 e-tron Sportback will be based on the Modular Electrification Platform (MEB) and will be available in two variants: 50 Quattro and 55 Quattro. Mechanically, both these variants will be powered by the same 82-kilowatt hours battery pack and pump out almost the same power. The MEB gives the SUV a wide range of drive variants and power levels.

Audi Unveiled The Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept Unveiled: India Launch Soon?

The motor driving the rear wheels will produce 201bhp of power and 310Nm of peak torque and the front motor churns out 100bhp of power and 150Nm of peak torque. Both the motors combined, the SUV will produce 302bhp of peak power and will be able to do a 0-100 km/h sprint in just 6.3 seconds. The electric SUV will be having a top speed which will be limited to 180 km/h.

Audi Unveiled The Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept Unveiled: India Launch Soon?

The 82-kilowatt hours battery pack will be placed in the vehicle floor, which allows for a range of more than 450 km. The battery will take a little more than 30 minutes to reach 80 per cent of the total capacity while using a fast charger. The battery system weighs 510 almost kilograms and Audi has placed it precisely to get the perfect 50:50 weight distribution.

Audi Unveiled The Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept Unveiled: India Launch Soon?

On the outside, the silhouette of the Sportback slopes downward to the back in a subtle and dynamic curve. Also, the roofline slopes down and merges into the spoiler. Making the Audi Q4 Sportback appears much longer than the Q4 e-tron concept. The SUV will also be getting a full LED headlight setup and tweaked bumpers at the front and back.

Audi Unveiled The Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept Unveiled: India Launch Soon?

On the inside, the seats with integrated head restraints are upholstered with Alcantara. The Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback also comes with the Audi virtual cockpit, a large-format head-up display, a 12.3-inch touchscreen via which the infotainment can also operate, a cell phone charging and many more.

Audi Unveiled The Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept Unveiled: India Launch Soon?

Thoughts About The Audi Q4 e-tron Sport Back

We noticed that most auto manufacturers are launching an electric variant of existing gasoline-powered vehicles in India. However, we could expect to see the Q4 e-tron Sportback launching in the country by 2022. Since it is said that electricity will be the future of mobility, we also expect the Indian Government to build more charging infrastructures across the country.

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Article Published On: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 9:17 [IST]
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