Audi has confirmed that the 2019 Audi e-Tron will enter the production world next year at the company’s Brussels manufacturing plant. The brand is planning to integrate more electric vehicles in its diesel-devoid lineup, and an all-new electric crossover is probably due next year. The automaker declared in a press release on Wednesday that a full-electric e-Tron edition is on the way.
The new e-Tron appeared in a concept earlier this year at the Shanghai auto show, where Audi announced that the production-bound vehicle would arrive at dealerships at the end of 2018. Audi says the inbound e-Tron electric model is set to continue the brand’s innovation efforts and this will be clear when the vehicle arrives.
2019 Audi e-Tron – Exterior Design and Interior Styling
The 2019 Audi e-Tron highlights unique styling cues if the concept that hit the Shanghai auto show is its mannequin. Its front end displays the Concept’s typical DNA, including such things as wide and squat grille, slim headlights, and the clip in the lower fascia. The outside and the center of the hood have also the same body lines as the Concept shown in Shanghai this year.
The car’s side profile has the credentials that reflect a beautiful SUV. It has a slightly inclined roof with a beltline flowing parallel to the ground. The rear door glass is a little different from the concept, adding more character to the 2019 Audi e-Tron. The new e-Tron appears to mirror the Q6 model. It also boasts unique features which enable it to stand out from the crowd.
When it comes to the inside, Audi has covered up several interior cues, but we can still point out a few details here and there. The 2019 Audi e-Tron comes with a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a digital instrument panel, and a high-sitting console. Furthermore, the back seats have an electronically controlled 40-20-40 split, and the rear tailgate is electric as well.
2019 Audi e-Tron – Range and Battery Capacity
The concept form of the 2019 Audi e-Tron had its battery pack stashed in the bed with motors at both axles. The production vehicle would present a large engine up front along with two smaller motors out back. This will also enable easy torque conveyance and AWD capability. As per Audi, the concept could pull up to 310.7 miles of range in conservative driving. Hence, we expect a similar range in the production e-Tron.
The presented concept came with a 95-kilowatt/hour battery, so we expect this one to show up in the production model. We can see a solar roof which will improve the range if it makes it into production in Brussels plant. The electric motors in the concept could accomplish up to 429 horsepower.
Audi manufacturers also say that the vehicle hits around 6.2 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds. It will tops out at 130.5 miles per hour. Regarding charging, the standard equipment likely comprises a 110-volt plug that you can use to charge away from home. An available 220-volt plug proves handy in charging at home with a designated in-home charger.
2019 Audi e-Tron – Pricing and Global Debut
The 2019 Audi e-Tron starts at around $80,000. Expect this vehicle at the global dealers in late 2018. We will be providing more feeds as they come our way.