Three years after its launch, the Audi E-Tron will get many changes. On the program, an increased autonomy, and a new name.
It’s already been a while since the current Audi E-Tron was present in the range since it was launched in 2019, a few months after its presentation in 2018 in San Francisco. The first 100% electric model of the brand, which will only offer this motorization from 2033, the SUV is about to be restyled.
2023 Audi E-Tron: A NEW NAME
At the beginning of the year, Audi showed us some pictures of its star model, still heavily camouflaged at the time, in the middle of a test session on the snow. A few months later, the German company is back to tell us about its electric SUV, with new images showing it still well hidden, while participating in the E-Cannonball in Hamburg, Germany.
As the manufacturer’s press release states, this is only a prototype for the time being, which should therefore differ from the production version. However, we can already see some small discreet changes to the grille and the rear end, especially on the bumper.
Both the standard and Sportback versions will be affected by this restyling, which should logically also bring its share of new features in the driving position. But for the moment, nothing has been confirmed by the brand. According to rumors, this new model should also change its name to the Audi Q8 E-Tron. Thus, it will aim to replace the outgoing E-Tron and the Audi Q8 thermal, launched in 2018. Initially, it was expected that this new name would only arrive in the next generation of the electric SUV.
2023 Audi E-Tron: INCREASED AUTONOMY
For now, we can’t say that Audi is particularly loquacious about its electric SUV, while the Ingolstadt firm specifies in its press release that it “still keeps some of its secrets to itself.” Nevertheless, everything leads us to believe that some improvements have also been made to the technical specifications of this e-Tron, whose autonomy could be revised upwards.
The e-Tron 55 Quattro version is rated at 436 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. The SUV had a range of only about 300 kilometers when it was launched three years ago. Some technological updates could also be in the works, as Audi recently partnered with 4. Screen to bring new features to its vehicles.
For now, Audi has not yet announced a presentation date for this newly restyled e-Tron, while the brand was not present at the Paris Motor Show that closed its doors yesterday. It could be that the SUV will make its first steps in front of the public at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. In parallel, the brand is also working on the development of a Q6 E-Tron, which should be launched next year.