With the Q4 e-tron, Audi is aiming at buyers in the upper end of the compact segment for full-electric cars.
The Q4 e-tron, which was unveiled on Wednesday, adds an entry-level EV to the brand’s expanding lineup of battery-powered cars.
It’s the first Audi based on parent Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric-only platform that also underpins the VW ID3 compact hatchback and ID4 compact crossover.
The Q4 e-tron and the coupe-styled Q4 Sportback e-tron are built in VW’s plant in Zwickau, Germany, alongside the ID3 and ID4. Production started in March.
They have an 82-kilowatt-hour battery pack and two electric motors for a combined output of up to 295 hp and a range of up to 520 km (323 miles) under Europe's WLTP tests. The EVs will rival the Tesla Model Y as well as more mainstream electric SUVs such as Nissan’s forthcoming Ariya.