The 2018 Audi Q6 joins the likes of Tesla model X , Mercedes-Benz GLE 500e, BMW X5 40e, Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid which aim at offering the motoring world more powerful and efficient electric and hybrid vehicles. Centering on its slogan “Vorsprung Durch Technik” which means “Progress through Technology “, the four rings will come with a more powerful powertrain, refined looks, and advanced features.
2018 Audi Q6 – Body Styles Changes and other Options
The 2018 Audi Q6 body is based on the second-generation MLB (modular longitudinal) design that can accommodate various driver-assistance systems and powertrain options. The body of Q6 2018 will be mainly constructed from aluminum and will be supported on air suspension. Although the body looks smaller, the dimensions of the 2018 Audi Q6 are slightly larger than the Q5. The Q6 appears to be a blend between a normal sedan and an SUV and comes with four doors. However, it will feature a roofline that resembles that of a coupe. According to the manufacturer, this design seeks to reduce drag and take advantage of the most powerful engine. The front and grill are curvier and bolder than its predecessor while the headlights are slimmer.
Just like the exterior, the interior will also be revamped. It will come with the “virtual cockpit” screen design that has featured in concept cars such as the Audi Prologue. More autonomous and sophisticated features are expected to be part of its interior as the company seeks to set standards in the electric and hybrid car segment. The Audi Q6 2018 is a four-door Crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that is manufactured in Brussels, Belgium. It features a similar platform found in its predecessor the Q5 e-Tron Quattro that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015. Going by rumors and speculations, the car will come with several powertrain options which include a hybrid and fully battery-powered variant. There is also a possibility of a plug-in hybrid version.
2018 Audi Q6 – Powerful Engine and Performance
Just like its sibling R8 e-Tron, the 2018 Q6 will also be powered by 3 electric motors. One will be located at the front axle while the other two will be at the rear. Powered by a 96-kilowatt-hour rechargeable battery, the engine will deliver between 496 and 500 hp while the torque will be around 590 lb-ft. The engine of 2018 Audi Q6 will mate to an all-wheel drive automatic transmission system. According to Audi, the car can run for as many as 311 miles (500km) on a fully charged battery. In addition to the normal way of charging the car via an electric outlet, Audi will also offer the option of inductive charging. However, the option of swapping batteries is unlikely to be there.
2018 Audi Q6 – Price and Release Date
Speculations have it that the production of the car is slated for early to mid-2018 and will be done at the Brussels factory which produces the Audi Q1. The factory will also manufacture the battery pack while LG Chem and Samsung SDI will supply the lithium-ion cells. There has been no mention of the price yet but it will most likely be higher than that of the Q5.