Hybrids & Electrics

The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept is a Peek at the Future of SUVs

With the introduction of the Audi e-tron GT, the brand has clearly made advancements in the market of electric vehicles, but that’s only the start. Dipping their toe into the world of electric SUVs, the brand has released two concept cars that could potentially become a reality, with over a year before either will be released, buyers can start deciding which option they like better, the standard boxy SUV styling or the sleeker coupe version. Both concepts are identical in every other way, and they both represent the future of electric SUVs for Audi.

Under the hood

For the generations of drivers who grew up only knowing standard combustion engines, the idea of popping the hood to find no engine can be intimidating. There are a lot of benefits to switching over to electric vehicles that don’t just help the environment — though that is, of course, a priority. Imagine a world where there are no more oil changes and regular maintenance required by an engine powered by combustion requires. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? With Audi pushing for an all-electric lineup, this future isn’t that far away.

A Audi Q4 e-tron concept and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept share the stage
Audi Q4 e-tron concept / Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept | Audi

More than a concept

The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron is more than just a concept design. It is the basis of what will become a real-life, full-scale production SUV for the Audi lineup, and the concept is just a peek into the future of an all-new all-electric Audi. The sleek, modest designs wrap around the exterior of the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept and engulf the driver and passengers in a high-end luxury interior that provides comfort and style in a way that we’ve only come to expect from Audi. Inside and out, this SUV truly does look like something from the future.

The white and silver interior of the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept interior | Audi

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The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron introduction

As a concept car, Audi has provided quite a bit of information for the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. Data such as expected power, electric range, and even torque has been provided in some pretty staggering numbers, which only validates that this SUV is more of a peek into the next generation of Audi SUVs rather than a standard concept car that will never see true street time.

A low-light image previewing the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept in Kinetic grey
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept in Kinetic grey | Audi

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While consumers should expect some changes between what we’ve seen in this concept to the reality of the car once it becomes a production vehicle, if it’s anything like what Audi has shown us, we can maintain our high expectations.