According to Marc Lichte, head of Audi design, the German manufacturer is preparing to launch its most ambitious product plans in the coming years. The plan will involve more than 20 cars, including a range of ground-up electric vehicles and successors to existing internal combustion engine models.
Lichte stated in an exclusive interview with England Auto Express“We are working on an EV and a successor to the ICE model. We will see the largest product launch in Audi history with over 20 cars in the next two and a half years. That’s why we are focusing on cars like the Activesphere concept, which is our last show car for several years. forward so we can focus on series production.”
This statement highlights the brand’s focus on the transition to full electrification and the importance of a new generation of electric cars, as seen on the A6 E-Tron, which was already in public testing, and the recently unveiled Audi Activesphere Concept.
The Activesphere concept is an important vehicle in Audi’s vision of future mobility. This is the last “sphere” concept and is designed as a luxury coupe that can transform into a pickup, demonstrating the automaker’s ability to mix versatility and technology. According to the company, Activesphere is packed with ideas and technologies that may take years to become a reality, but highlight the potential for high-tech vehicles of the future.
This concept offers an attractive design that combines Audi’s Sportback and Allroad models, creating an SUV-like electric vehicle. It also features advanced technologies such as air suspension with adaptive dampers, which allow it to increase ground clearance by up to 1.57 inches (40 millimeters). The exterior design also includes vertical studs and metal strips to visually increase the height.
Audi has announced that it will only introduce EVs from 2026 on its way to phasing out ICE-powered vehicles by 2033. The company is also set to build all zero-emission vehicles at all of its plants by 2029, with an investment of around €500 million. in the process of training its employees for EV production around the world.