Audi started selling its first locally produced full-electric vehicle, a variant of the elongated Q2 SUV, in China last week as part of an effort to electrify its local product lineup.
The electric compact crossover, known as Q2L e-tron, is priced from 692,800 ($98,410) to 800,800 yuan after government subsidies, the brand said.
The vehicle is 4,237 mm (167 inches) long, 1,785 mm wide and 1,458 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,628 mm.
Powered by lithium ion batteries from the Chinese supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology, the Q2L e-tron has a range of 265 kilometers (165 miles) on one charge and a top speed of 150 km per hour.
Its electric motor delivers the maximum power of 100 kW and maximum torque of 290 Nm.
Audi will build its next battery EV product, the e-tron, in China in 2021. The e-tron, a larger crossover than the Q2L e-tron, arrived in the market as an import with a starting price of 692,800 yuan.
German rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW are also gearing up their efforts to build EVs in China.
Earlier this month, Mercedes launched its first locally produced EV, the EQC SUV, with a starting price of 579,800 yuan.
BMW brand is due to launch sales of its first China-built battery EV, the iX3, next year.