Audi e-tron News

  • 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback prototype

    A prototype for Audi's e-tron Sportback was rolled out on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, previewing the automaker's next electric car. The e-tron Sportback is a coupe-like version of the e-tron crossover SUV that went on sale for 2019. The more rakish e-tron Sportback is slated to reach showrooms late this year or early next as a 2020 model. The prototype still wears some camouflage gear but the similarities to the e-tron are evident, particularly in regards to the faux grille and the design of the lights. The platform is Volkswagen Group's C-BEV, which is related to the...

  • 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi e-tron Sportback spy shots

    Audi's next electric car has been spied. The car is a more rakish, style-conscious alternative to the current e-tron crossover SUV, to be known as the e-tron Sportback. We'll see it later this year as a 2020 model. Audi previewed the design with a concept of the same name rolled out in 2017...

  • Audi e-tron ski slope ad
    Audi pays homage to 1986 ski slope ad with e-tron SUV

    Audi made a name for itself in the late 20th century with its Quattro all-wheel-drive system, and today, the brand wants to show a shift to battery electric vehicles won't change Quattro's prowess. The brand published a new video on Tuesday that recreates its famed 1986 ski slope advertisement. In...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    Go behind the scenes in the development of the Audi e-tron

    The battle for electric car supremacy is starting to really heat up now that established automakers are joining the fray. The most recent salvo was launched by Audi in the form of the 2019 e-tron, a mid-size crossover SUV with a big 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a reasonable $75,795...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    Audi working on faster e-tron electric SUV

    Audi's first electric SUV, the 2019 e-tron, has yet to launch, but the company's performance arm, Audi Sport, is hard at work on a faster, performance-oriented model that could arrive as soon as late next year. The original e-tron quattro concept showed off a three-motor electric powertrain back in...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron has cameras instead of mirrors*, but do they really work?

    The 2019 Audi e-tron will skip out on one piece of technology when it arrives in the United States, hence our asterisk in the title. U.S.-spec e-trons will not receive the futuristic camera-as-mirror technology. Thank outdated regulations for that. Instead, we'll receive standard side mirrors...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

    The Audi e-tron SUV that goes on sale next spring in the U.S. isn’t just Audi’s first fully electric vehicle. It’s the luxury brand’s way of showing how an increasingly inevitable part of the future can fit right in and be a part of four-ring identity. In our first drive this week, we found the e-tron to be exactly that—simultaneously flaunting some daring, different engineering decisions under the surface but looking and feeling, at face value, to be a familiar, mainstream-luxury Audi. The e-tron appears, inside and out, as if it were a larger member of the...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron prototype first drive, Namibia, Africa, October, 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron prototype first drive review: An SUV that happens to be electric

    Embedded deep in the Namibian desert, surrounded by orange sand that looks like it was imported from Moab, we discovered one of the unexpected benefits of driving an electric car: Giraffes don’t gallop away as you creep up on them. The noise of the tires slowly crushing loose rocks and sand...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron quattro, in European trim, at San Francisco launch event
    2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV arrives with 95-KWH battery, $75,795 sticker

    The battle for electric car supremacy is starting to really heat up now that established automakers are joining the fray. The latest salvo was launched by Audi in the form of the 2019 e-tron, a mid-size SUV with a big 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a very reasonable $75,795 sticker price...

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