VW Continues Electric Blitz with e-tron Sportback Set For Audi in 2020
Volkswagen and its subsidiaries are making good on their promise to bring out 30 new electric models by 2025. Indeed, the automaker’s e-product blitz continues, this time with Audi leading things.
Audi debuted the e-tron Sportback at Shanghai Show
According to Audi, the VW subsidiary will bring its e-tron Sportback to the United States as a 2020 model. Audi unveiled the Sportback as a concept at last month’s Shanghai auto show. The e-tron Sportback Joins Audi lineup in 2020
A Quattro crossover, based on e-tron developments precedes the Sportback. The crossover will have a conventional roofline, and its interior will be more spacious. The crossover was a 2015 concept. Now that it has been given a place in the carmaker’s lineup, it turns out that it will be closer to the Sportback concept vehicle. The crossover joins Audi’s lineup in 2018.
The e-tron Sportback uses a heavily modified MLB Evo modular longitudinal platform. That platform is shared with the A4, A5, Q5 and Q7. The new e-tron Sportback is a premium electric. Planning calls for an e-tron model that offers up to 500 horsepower. So, not only will the Sportback be a premium vehicle, but it will also provide high performance. Audi e-tron Crossover Will Be 2018
Audi’s e-tron Sportback has unique tech features
According to Audi, the upcoming production vehicle will reflect the styling show in Shanghai. The new e-tron includes a large tech package which includes, where legal, exterior cameras and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) interior screens that will replace conventional rearview mirrors. Pricing for the new e-tron Sportback is set to start about $70,000.
Source: Automotive News