In an attempt to go up against Tesla, the 2019 Audi Q6 reinforces its claim of progress through technology by improving the styling dialect and performance. This four-door crossover is connected with the cutting-edge Q5. It showcases some high-end powertrains that include a battery-electric form. Also, the rumor has it that a plug-in hybrid would follow the Q6, plus there is the likelihood of a hydrogen-fueled model.
Regardless of the fact that this SUV has four entryways, it presents a coupe-like roofline and low coefficient of drag. The interior sector features Audi’s new screen-based virtual cockpit dashboard. This instrumentation is associated with various concept vehicles like the Audi Prologue.
2019 Audi Q6 – Exterior and Interior Specifications
The automaker will make use of the VW Group sourced architecture which is shared with various other models in the SUV segment. It uses the MLB Evo platform and is exclusively designed as an electric vehicle with a sealed belly. Hence, the 2019 Audi Q6 accomplishes a 0.25 coefficient of drag. This figure is very close to that of the Toyota Prius hybrid. It sets a new standard in the SUV market category.
The exterior profile of the next-gen 2019 Audi Q6 is highly aerodynamic. It measures 192 inches long, stretches 75.6 inches wide and stands at the height of 51.2 inches. Additionally, the vehicle features a couple-like outline along with a flat greenhouse that strongly tapers toward the rear to achieve a vibrant exterior appearance. It flaunts actuated elements on the rear ends, hood and flanks so as to direct airflow appropriately for speeds above 50 mph.
The exterior side mirrors are replaced with modern cameras that add up to the vehicle’s excellent aerodynamics. At the front, we are likely to find unique headlights comprising of 5-signature elements that utilize Matrix laser technology. Its rear lights consist of two sections with each of the upper zones flaunting OLED units for taillights, and three units below to assist in poorly light spaces.
When it comes to the interior region of the 2019 Audi Q6, the cabin accommodates five people in comfort. It also leaves a sufficient cargo space of around 21.7 cu ft. The interior region gets illuminated with organic light emitting diodes (OLED) lighting technology. A virtual cockpit is available at the front of the car’s cabin. Beneath the instrument cluster, you are likely to find two touch displays with a black glass and a slight aluminum frame.
The right display controls media and navigation systems while the one on the left side helps in controlling lights and piloted driving systems. The steering wheel comes furnished with contoured touch services that also serve as a controlling level. Below the selector level, we have two additional OLED display screens that show the drive system status, climate control and programmable functions.
The 2019 Audi Q6 cabin receives modern technologies for piloted driving. These encompass a laser scanner, a video camera, ultrasonic sensors and radar sensors. More updates will become available as soon as this revolutionary German machine hits the dealership.
Engine and Performance of the 2019 Audi Q6
The 2019 Audi Q6 is a fully electric version that uses components from the next-gen R8 E-tron. With all-wheel drive, this unit delivers up to 500 horsepower and more than 500 pounds-feet of torque. The revamped edition becomes one of the fastest SUVs in the current market. Also, the automaker provides an inductive-charging option that avoids the need to use an electric outlet. The Audi CEO, Rupert Stadler, rules out the probability of a battery swapping technology.
Aside from the EV version, the automaker likely introduces a plug-in-hybrid alongside a fuel-cell electric model. The supposed versions would prove handy in expanding the Q6’s powertrain portfolio, but the likelihood of a conventionally powered version remains a mystery. Although such a model is technically possible, it is unlikely because it would dilute the vehicle’s market position.
MSRP, Expected Release Date and Competition
The 2019 Audi Q6 is likely to hit the dealership in early 2018 as an EV. You should also expect the plug-in hybrid to grace the showrooms almost at the same time, or it could be launch sometime later alongside other hybrid options. While prices are not yet finalized, we have reports suggesting its price in the region of $50,000. The 2019 Audi Q6 targets Tesla Model X, BMW X5, and the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid.