The camouflage wrap still hides smaller details on the upcoming Audi Q6 E-Tron, but this new batch of spy shots gives us the best look yet at the EV’s interior. Unsurprisingly, digital displays with limited tactile control options are the order of the day.
We’ve glimpsed the interior of the Q6 E-Tron before, but this time most of the cover on the dashboard has been pulled back. The steering wheel is also clearly visible, behind which there is a digital instrument display. The wheels look very similar to those used on the smaller Q4 E-Tron, but the dashboard with a prominent center touchscreen is a significant difference from the integrated screens on other models. There doesn’t appear to be a separate button underneath, and the center console also has limited control options. Audi seems to have adopted a minimalist approach with this model.
On the outside, we see the same body-hugging camo wrap used on previous test vehicles. It hides small details but does not hide the split-light design at the front with the closed Audi grille in the middle. it’s impossible to miss the sensors in the lower fascia for the driver assistance system, although it’s currently unknown how advanced the system will be. We can see Audi also retaining the traditional crossover/SUV styling for the Q6 E-Tron, unlike rival Mercedes-Benz which has designed its EQ lineup to be significantly different from combustion-powered vehicles.
Audi will offer the Q6 E-Tron as a standard SUV and a sleek Sportback model. Both are rumored to offer single-motor and dual-motor configurations, with the RS trim possibly producing up to 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts). The range is still unknown, but something between 250 and 300 miles is a safe bet. It will share the platform with the Porsche Macan EV.
We’re still hoping to see the full reveal before the year ends, launching as the 2023 model. That means the debut may be just a few weeks or even days away.