Audi is planning to unveil yet another e-tron platform next week, only a day after revealing its two new SUVs, the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron. Audi has released a teaser image of what appears to be a performance e-tron saloon with aggressive styling.
Currently, the vehicle is thought to be in prototype form, and it will most likely be referred to as the Audi concept car at the Shanghai Auto Show. The latest e-tron will be unveiled on the first day of the festival, which begins next week on April 19 and runs through April 28.
Audi has previously seen a prototype version of the e-tron Sportback platform at the same car show in 2017.
There are few details about the upcoming e-tron concept car available at this time. However, since Audi already builds all of its electric cars on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, this concept car will be based on the same platform as the Volkswagen ID.4 or Q4 e-tron. Certain media sources, however, suggest that Audi will use the current PPE platform, which is being produced in partnership with Porsche.
It is safe to assume that the upcoming Audi e-tron concept car is not an SUV based on the picture posted by Audi. It looks like it’ll be a performance sedan based on the front end and the short wheelbase. It can also resemble Audi’s A5 Sportback from some angles.
The upcoming e-tron concept car would have conspicuous badging under the grille in terms of appearance. Since it is a hybrid car, the grille has been baked off. Two ultra-slim, almost razor-thin LED headlights surround the grille, giving the vehicle a sleek look. The air intakes in the front are highly sculpted, giving the vehicle a sporty appearance.
A long hood, pronounced fenders, and dual-tone sport alloy wheels complete the look. The red brake calipers on the wheels show that this is a successful variant from the German automaker.