Audi Q6 e-tron Spied India

Audi Q6 e-tron spotted for the first time in India, launch imminent

The Audi Q6 e-tron has been seen in the country for the first time. The near-production model, barely camouflaged, was spotted on the outskirts of Mumbai. This sighting hints at the electric SUV’s anticipated launch later this year or in early 2025.

The India-bound Q6 e-tron is expected to be available in a rear-wheel-drive configuration, powered by an 83kWh battery pack. This contrasts with the international Quattro variant, which features a 100kWh battery powering two electric motors, one on each axle, producing a combined output of 388 HP.

The test vehicle appeared similar to the international model, showcasing Audi’s understated design. Notable features included separated headlights, daytime running lamps and tail lights with continuously animated patterns that can be customised. Unique to the India-spec model were distinct alloy wheel designs and a silver finish around the front fog lamps and rear bumper.

While the specific range and output figures for the Indian model remain undisclosed, it is expected to support charging capabilities comparable to the international version. The 100kWh battery of the international model can charge from 10 to 80 percent in just 21 minutes using a 270kW charger. It is anticipated that the India-spec Q6 e-tron, despite its smaller battery, will offer similar charging efficiency.

The Q6 e-tron will be built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, shared with the Porsche Macan EV. This positions the Q6 e-tron between the likes of the Volvo XC40 Recharge and BMW iX1 on the lower end and the Audi Q8 e-tron, Mercedes EQE SUV and BMW iX on the higher end in terms of size and pricing.

The expected price range for the Q6 e-tron in India is between Rs. 70 lakhs and Rs. 80 lakhs (ex-showroom). This competitive pricing is likely to attract a broad range of buyers looking for premium electric SUVs.

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