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Audi e-tron facelift to get next-gen battery, 600km vary | Autocar India

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Minor visible updates previewed by camouflaged prototype earlier than official debut later this 12 months.

Audi is planning a mid-life refresh through the latter a part of 2022 for the e-tron and e-tron Sportback electrical SUVs. They may get delicate styling updates, new-generation batteries – though their capacities are unknown as of now – and profit from an extended vary.

  • Will get refreshed grille with hexagonal sample
  • Might be primarily based on modified model of Audi’s MLB platform

New Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback: anticipated design replace

The EVs are anticipated to get a refreshed grille design – the form stays the identical, however the particulars have modified. The outgoing mannequin will get horizontal slats, whereas the upcoming one will get a hexagonal sample. Moreover, each SUVs will function redesigned entrance and rear bumpers in addition to a brand new design for the alloy wheels.

New Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback: anticipated platform, powertrains

As talked about, Audi will give the 2 SUVs a extra environment friendly electrical motor and an upgraded electronics system, which is able to allow higher vitality recuperation amongst different enhanced capabilities.

Sources advised our sister publication, Autocar UK, that the upgraded battery pack will give the e-tron and e-tron Sportback SUVs a claimed vary of as much as 600km. In distinction, the prevailing 95kWh battery pack delivers a spread of 379km on the WLTP cycle.

An Audi official stated, “They may each be considerably upgraded with numerous technical updates that can additional improve their competitiveness.”

The official additionally stated that “the Q6 e-tron will compete in a special market phase to the e-tron and e-tron Sportback”. The official added that “it’s smaller – roughly the scale of the [conventionally-powered] Q5. Nevertheless, the devoted platform will permit it to supply inside and load-carrying house just like as we speak’s Q7.”

The mid-life replace to the e-tron SUVs is deliberate regardless of the approaching arrival of the Audi Q6 e-tron, which may also be obtainable in SUV and coupe SUV physique kinds, and relies on Audi and Porsche’s Premium Platform Electrical (PPE) structure. The facelifted e-tron and e-tron Sportback might be primarily based on a modified model of Audi’s MLB structure.

The Audi Q6 e-tron, which is being developed parallely with the electrical Porsche Macan, is deliberate to be unveiled in 2023, as per the supply.

New Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback: India launch

Since Audi sells each e-tron SUV fashions in India, count on the up to date model to reach someday subsequent 12 months. Nevertheless, Audi has not confirmed the India launch timeline for the e-tron and e-tron Sportback facelifted fashions.

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