German Audi has unveiled its compact electric SUV Q4 e-tron.
On the 14th (local time), Audi held the Q4 e-tron online world premiere event and unveiled the Q4 e-tron for the first time in the world.
The Q4 e-tron is an electric vehicle of the Audi brand to which the MEB, a platform exclusively for electric vehicles of the Volkswagen Group, was applied for the first time. The size is similar to that of its sibling, the Volkswagen ID.4. For this reason, the Q4 e-tron and ID.4 are produced on the same line in the Zwickau plant in Germany.
The design is not expected to be very different from the Q4 e-tron concept car that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019.
The concept car features thin front headlamps, large radiator grilles, wheel arches that emphasize dynamics, streamlined side windows, and sharp D-pillars. In particular, the body is as big as the Q3, but the front overhang is noticeably shorter and the wheelbase is longer than the Q3.
The interior features a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.1-inch or 11.6-inch MMI touchscreen infotainment system, augmented reality head-up display, and a new design steering wheel that supports swipe gestures and provides haptic feedback with touch controls.
The battery consists of a total of two batteries: a 55kWh battery and an 82kWh battery.The Q4 35 e-tron with 55 kWh battery is up to 349 km based on European WLTP, and the Q4 40 e-tron with 82 kWh battery is up to 520 km, Q4 50 e- The Tron Quattro can travel up to 488 km, and the Q4 Sportback 50 e-Tron Quattro can drive 497 km.
The Q4 35 e-tron and Q4 40 e-tron, which have electric motors only on the rear wheels, exhibit 170 horsepower and 204 horsepower respectively, and the Q4 50 e-tron quattro with electric motors on the front and rear wheels is 299. It’s horsepower.
Audi starts sales of the Q4 e-tron in Germany in June. To this end, on the 25th of last month, the Zwickau factory in Germany started mass production of the Q4 e-tron.
The Q4 e-tron will also be sold in Korea. An official from Audi Korea said, “There is no plan to release the Audi Q4 e-tron, but it has not been decided yet.” “The timing is expected to be possible only after next year.”
Audi plans to launch 20 electric vehicles based on the Volkswagen Group’s dedicated electric vehicle platform, MEB, for five years, including the Q4 e-tron lineup. In addition, from 2022, electric vehicles based on Premium Platform Electric (PPE), a platform exclusively for electric vehicles developed jointly with Porsche, will be introduced. They are mass-produced at the Ingolstadt plant and the Neckarsulm plant in Germany.