Audi has revealed the Q4 e-tron concept, a compact four-door fully-electric SUV at the Geneva motor show.
The Audi Q4 e-tron utilizes two electric motors, powering the front and rear axles, to produce 225kW of power and 460Nm of torque delivered through the familiar quattro all-wheel drive system.
A large 82kW capacity battery is fitted, which takes up most of the underbody space between the axles, and offers a driving range of “over 450km.”
The 0 to 100km/h dash may take as little as 6.3 seconds on the way to an electronically-limited top speed of 180km/h.
Dimensions of the Q4 e-tron come in at 4590mm long, 1900mm in wide and 1610mm high with a wheelbase of 2770mm, positioning the concept in the upper third of the compact class.
Externally, design highlights include a structured closed surface within a broad, almost upright octagonal frame in place of a traditional radiator grille, large air inlets, two matrix LED headlights, 22-inch wheels and a slanted roofline. At the rear, there is also a broad light band that connects the two lamp units.
The Q4 e-tron also wears a Solar Sky shade of blue which was developed specifically for the concept.
Internally, a white and beige microfiber textile is used on the headlining, window pillars and upper section of the door rail and dash panel. Alcantara material also covers the four seats with integrated head restraints.
On the sustainability front, the Q4 e-tron concept uses recycled materials in its floor covering and a high-quality multi-layer paint finish instead of chrome-plated metal decor frames.
Also located in the cabin is the virtual cockpit which displays speed, charge level and navigation behind the steering wheel. The large-format head-up display with an augmented reality function is a new feature which can, for example, display directional arrows onto the road ahead.
In addition to this, the Q4 e-tron has a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display located above the centre console which is aligned towards the driver with air conditioning buttons located below.
Audi plans to sent the Q4 e-tron into production late next year. In the meantime, the brand is expected to begin customer deliveries of its first e-tron model before the end of March.
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