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New Platform, New EV | Audi Q6 e-tron Unveiled Globally | India Launch In 2025

Audi has been shaping its stance in the automobile industry lately. In India, especially with regard to ICE cars, Audi has been facing stiff competition. However, with the emergence of EVs, Audi has been taking all the right steps to lure enthusiasts as well as prospective customers. Team TopGear also did a proper test run from Mumbai to Banglore in the Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron last year - and the stats came out pretty satisfactory. Well, Q8 e-trons' were built on a VW MLB Evo platform. Today, Audi has unveiled a particular product, Q6 e-tron, which is built on a new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture. PPE has been co-developed by Audi and Porsche and will be reserved for premium and larger electric vehicles. For smaller and more mass-market offerings, VW has a  MEB platform. 

The Audi Q6 e-tron boasts an active digital light signature that dynamically interacts with twelve segments at the front, constantly dimming up and down and more. It also debuts all digital OLED tail light running across the width of the car. By utilizing an innovative mechanism, each light segment works in tandem with others to ensure that the overall light intensity of the signature remains constant, resulting in a seamless and dynamic visual experience. It has a total of up to eight signatures in the redesigned daytime running lights of the Matrix LED headlights and the OLED rear lights, which can be customized according to preferences. In terms of design language, it has boosts sharp cuts and creases, and especially in the 3rd rear quarter of the design - it looks quite muscular. 

Interiors are the major upgrade from the current generation of Audi cars. For the inside, it's more refreshed and sets a new dashboard treatment. It features a single curved display housing an 11.9-inch instrument console and a 14.5-inch central touchscreen along with a passenger touchscreen, which is embedded with an Android operating system.

Audi Q6 e-tron gets a 100kWh battery pack that claims a peak range of 613 km (WLTP) on a single charge. For now, it has a  Quattro; however - in the coming time, we could expect an RWD Q6  that maximizes efficiency. The Q6 e-tron generates 387hp of peak power and goes to 0-100kmph in 5.9 sec and has a top speed of 210km/h. The Audi Q6 e-tron has 800V technology and a maximum charging capacity of 270kW as standard. The expected launch date is early next year. 

TopGear Magazine July 2024