Audi has previewed what it believes is the future of the car – electric and automatic. The company has revealed three concepts outlining its vision for future mobility, and a fourth will join the group early next year. It’s called Activesphere, and the company is already teasing it.
The single teaser image reveals a bit, showing off a tall coupe with a low-slung roof, chunky wheels, and tiny fender flares. Lightening the image doesn’t reveal much more (below), although the black Singleframe grille elements on the front are much more visible. It’s a clean and straightforward design with slick styling that looks like a sportier Polestar 2 look.
This is Audi’s fourth Sphere concept, following the Skysphere, Grandsphere and Urbansphere concepts the company has been revealing since August last year. Audi created the concept to see a potential future where all-electric cars are also capable of automatic driving, which gives designers more freedom in styling car interiors. These concepts show what is possible.
The first Audi to reveal was the Skysphere, a two-seater roadster that made its first public appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2023. This car is not only stylish, it can also change its wheelbase, shifting 10 inches between Sport and GT. The Gransphere followed suit, showing off a luxury sedan that Audi calls a “private jet for the road”.
The newest concept, the Grandsphere, debuted earlier this year. It looks more like a van than a crossover, but Audi designed it to dominate urban environments where carrying people and cargo is very important to many. Unfortunately, that will be the only new concept Audi will release this year; however, all three were exhibited together for the first time at this year’s Monterey Car Week.
The Audi Activesphere won’t debut until early 2023. Audi says the concept “will offer maximum variability for an active lifestyle – both on and off the road.” It’s clearly seen as part of a formidable off-roader in the teaser images, and we can’t wait to see more of it.