A year ago, Tesla dominated the electric SUV market with the Model X. This year, the Jaguar I-Pace joined the bandwagon. Meanwhile, over the next two years, we can expect at least nine more high hauling electric iterations in the motoring arena.
Meanwhile, after unveiling three of its electric cars that will be making their way into the market in the coming three years, Autocar reports that Audi has another electric crossover up its sleeve after the E-Tron. We can see the model in one of the upcoming auto shows in the coming year before going on sale in late 2020 around the same time as the E-Tron GT.
The new electric crossover in question is expected to be sized between the Q2 and Q3.
In 2017, Audi had confirmed to bring three EV’s into the market by 2020 and nine more by 2025. The new electric crossover in question is expected to be sized between the Q2 and Q3, making it the smallest and most affordable EV in the German automaker’s lineup. If Audi manages to execute the new crossover in the aforementioned timeline, we can expect it to be the company’s fourth EV after E-Tron, E-Tron Sportback, and E-Tron GT.
Reports suggest that the German auto giant is working with three of its SUV platforms including a reworked MLB Evo architecture for the E-Tron SUV as well as its derivatives, J1 for the E-Tron GT — shared with the Porsche Taycan — and the coming PPE, developed with Porsche for future EVs. According to Autocar, the unnamed EV will be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform that was developed for the I.D. line of cars and crossovers.
This would make the crossover smallest and most affordable EV in the German automaker's lineup.
Various reports have confirmed the upcoming Audi to be a hatchback while some suggest it to be a crossover. For reference, we know that the MEB platform also underpins the I.D. Neo, which VW calls a hatchback, is about the size of a VW Golf.