Audi E-tron Sportback Concept Unveiled with 311 miles of range
Like Tesla , Audi has stepped up its game and has launched a new concept car at the Shanghai Auto Show, the Audi E-tron Sportback Concept. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler had a plan develop a car capable of giving Tesla a run for its money, and he gave a green signal to its engineers and they came up with Audi E-tron Sportback.
Currently the Audi E-tron Sportback is just a concept for now, the car will likely make its way into production by 2019.
The Audi E-tron Sportback Concept has a 320 kW electric motor and it will have a range of around 500 kilometers and can come close to Tesla’s flagship Model S P100D..
The Audi e-tron Sportback represents an important milepost for Audi along the road to electric mobility. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, confirmed: “Our Audi e-tron will be starting out in 2018 – the first electric car in its competitive field that is fit for everyday use. With a range of over 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) and the special electric driving experience, we will make this sporty SUV the must-have product of the next decade. Following close on its heels, in 2019, comes the production version of the Audi e-tron Sportback – an emotional coupé version that is thrillingly identifiable as an electric car at the very first glance.”
In its consciously light-colored interior the Audi e-tron Sportback concept offers a blend of functional clarity and reductive controls as a formal principle. Expansive touch-sensitive screens below the central display, on the center console and in the door trims supply information and interact with the on-board systems. Horizontal surfaces on the dashboard and the seemingly floating center console convey a sense of open perspectives for the occupants of the four individual seats.
More information and photos can be found in the Audi Media Center at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/presskits/auto-shanghai-2017-7589.