The Audi e-tron facelift is expected to come with a vastly updated battery and performance.
German luxury car brand Audi seems to have teased a facelift version of the e-tron electric SUV, which will launch sometime next year. Given the bright red color used in the livery, the manufacturer may have, in fact, teased the first RS performance variant of the e-tron, considering the fact that Audi had previously teased the performance model in this manner. However, the automaker itself has remained silent about what it is. The prototype also participated in the third edition of the E-Cannonball, Germany’s largest electric vehicle rally. Audi has shared a press release and photos which indicate that the automaker is deliberately trying to keep some secrets.
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Audi hasn’t revealed any details about the e-tron facelift specifications. However, the car is expected to come with a significant battery update, which will improve range and charging speed. In addition, the car could receive new and more efficient motors and, with these changes, could dramatically increase the range of the EV to over 600 km on a single charge. However, we still have to wait for the official confirmation to be sure.
While the prototype could be the Audi e-tron facelift, it could be the first RS badge derivative of the EV. In such a situation, the car can come with a triple motor setup. This mechanical upgrade will make the car much faster than the current model.
Audi had earlier claimed that it would be the first car brand to bring a tri-motor electric vehicle to the market. This was even before the Tesla Model S Plaid. While the automaker is yet to bring out that model, it can be assumed that the production model is in the works.
The production version of the Audi prototype could break cover at the Paris Motor Show in October this year.
First published date: 27 September 2022 at 12:17 pm IST