Competes with: BMW iX, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model Y
Looks like: Current E-Tron with a facelift
Powertrains: 114-kilowatt-hour battery; two (Q8) or three (SQ8) electric motors; all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2023
The Audi E-Tron, the brand’s flagship all-electric SUV, will see some improvements (and a new name) as part of its 2024 refresh. Its performance and efficiency upgrades aim to help the SUV better compete in a growing field of luxury electric vehicles, including the bestselling Tesla Model Y. Along with adding “Q8” to its moniker, the 2024 E-Tron gets a new front end, more responsive steering and a significant range upgrade, according to the brand.
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The U.S. will see four variants of the new EV: the two-motor Q8 E-Tron 55 and Q8 E-Tron Sportback and the three-motor SQ8 E-Tron and SQ8 E-Tron Sportback. All models will use a larger 114-kWh battery (a 95-kWh battery powers the current E-Tron). For now, Audi has only disclosed specs for the European-bound model but says U.S.-specific details will follow.