Audi e-tron SUV rendered, shows potential design detail

August 21, 2018

High definition renderings of one artist’s take on the Audi e-tron SUV have made their way online, ahead of the new model’s official release later this year.

The Audi’s e-tron SUV has been previewed time and time again on a global PR tour spanning most of this year after a prototype debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, but always in funky camouflage.

Now however, we’ve got one interpretation of a possible design indiction thanks to this rendering from Automedia, showing a familiar Audi aesthetic as well as some neat touches to the bodywork.

The grille design we’ve seen from spy shots makes a front and centre appearance, as well as sharp lines across the bonnet which have become a key part of Audi’s latest design language. Around the back there’s the angular taillights that mix into one seamless-looking line across the tailgate.

While it’s not an official release from Audi, it’s hard to imagine the e-tron SUV looking too dissimilar from these renderings.

The e-tron is a landmark moment for Audi, considering it’s the release of Audi’s first fully electric production SUV. While Audi has remained tight-lipped as to a lot of the upcoming SUV’s specs and design, a few weeks ago we had confirmation from Audi on some of the e-tron’s specs.

Audi says it will be packaged with two electric motors powered by a 95kWh battery pack, good for a combined output of up to 300kW and 561Nm; 600Nm in sport mode for an eight-second boost. 0-100km/h will take less than 6.0 seconds, while the top speed is capped at around 200km/h. Range is said to be north of 400km.

In just over a month’s time, on September 17, we’ll have a full list of specs when the e-tron debuts in the States. The initial debut was planned for the end of this month, but CEO Rupert Stadler’s arrest apparently forced Audi to delay the e-tron’s unveiling.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.

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