Audi E-Tron Sportback will present on November 19September 13, 2019
The premiere of a more stylish electric SUV will take place at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where our journalists will go again.
These days, Audi is hosting a real show at the IAA in Frankfurt, introducing a series of new products: from the A1 Citycarver and Q3 Sportback to the highly anticipated RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback. Another product appeared at the Audi press conference when the E-Tron Sportback electric car was rolled onto the stage. Since the debut of an electric SUV was not planned at the Frankfurt show, Audi decided to turn off the lights to hide the car’s design.
The first prototype model was presented in March at the Geneva Motor Show, so we can say with confidence that Audi is in no hurry with the release of the E-Tron Sportback. According to the announcement made at the ongoing IAA 2019, the official presentation of the model will be held on November 19 during the Los Angeles Auto Show.
It is worth noting that the design of the electric SUV is not really a secret, as it will retain most of the elements of the standard E-Tron, but with a more inclined roof line ending in a slightly more sporty rear end. A change in body style is likely to have a negative impact on the headroom for rear passengers, as well as on payload, while the price tag will increase slightly compared to the regular model.
It is expected that the total power plant of the new Audi E-Tron Sportback will be 402 hp, and torque – 664 Nm. At the end of May, we published several spy shots of a possible test of the E-Tron S at the Nurburgring, and it is likely that the Sportback model will also receive a charged version from the Audi Sport division. The “charged” version can get a third electric motor, which will increase the power of the machine.
Meanwhile, the official debut of the E-Tron Sportback in November is likely to be followed by market entry in early 2020.
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