It’s no secret the next one Audi Q5 will be marketed in an electric version, it will be called Q5 e-tron 2022. Clever foxes discovered photos of the vehicle before it was unveiled as a world premiere. The photos were unearthed from the website of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, a procedure that is part of the approval process for any new model in China.
Although it bears the name Q5, the vehicle has little in common with the compact SUV we know. The Audi Q5 e-tron 2022 is essentially the Audi version of the Volkswagen ID.6, Volkswagen’s new electric vehicle. Both vehicles will display similar dimensions at 4,876 millimeters (192 inches) in length, a measurement identical to ID.6. Its 1860 millimeters (73 inches) wide and 1675 millimeters (65.8 inches) high are also very similar to its little brother at Volkswagen.
Their design looks quite familiar, however; the Q5 e-tron retains several elements of the Audi Concept electric SUV unveiled at the last Shanghai Auto Show. This is, in fact, the production version. Its appearance is definitely a little more chic than that of the Volkswagen ID.6, he must well represent his superior nobility.
We can’t see pictures of the interior, but we know that the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron will have three rows of seats; its interior will benefit from the latest advances in the brand’s latest electrified vehicles.
Two versions offered
Two variants should be marketed, namely 35 e-tron and 50 e-tron quattro, each linked and having the same technical characteristics as the Volkswagen ID.6 equivalents. The entry-level version will be powered by a single electric motor developing 177 horsepower sent to the rear wheels only. A second, more powerful version will also be offered, it will include a pair of electric motors whose combined power will be 302 horsepower and all-wheel drive. According to the Chinese range assessment body, the vehicle could travel between 436 and 588 kilometers between charges, numbers identical to ID.6.
The vehicle is rumored to be officially unveiled later this month at the Chengdu Auto Show in China, which begins on August 27.
As is the case with the Volkswagen ID.6, this electric Q5 should unfortunately not be sold outside the Chinese market.