With its new 2018 Audi Q6, the German automotive giant looks to pioneer new and innovative technologies that will help preserve the environment and ensure a greener future. A slew of enhancements and new features will make the new Q6 much more efficient, as well as perform better. With its revamped sporty design, the new Audi aims to dominate the crossover SUV market against fierce competitors, such as the Tesla Model X.
2018 Audi Q6 – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
On the outside, the upcoming Audi Q6 2018 takes cues and inspiration from a 2014 Prologue Concept, as well as some design features from the Q7. However, Q6 will display a somewhat more aggressive look and a sportier feeling. It will also be noticeably bigger and spacious. Its main exterior features will include a hard-angled front, single frame grille, angular shaped M-OLED headlights and tail lights, a swooping roof line and deeply – sculpted doors with aerodynamic lines. Also its body will mostly consist of aluminum and will be fitted with air suspension. Its general design will represent a mixture between a sedan and an SUV and will come with 4 doors.
When it comes to the interior of the new 2018 Audi Q6, not much has been revealed yet. There are clear indications that there will be a 2+2 seat arrangement, since it is classified as a crossover coupe. Sources claim that the leg room will be quite sufficient, with a somewhat limited head space. The interior surfaces will be covered in a high-quality leather upholstery, which will be a standard component. However, there will be further customization options for premium models.
The new 2018 Audi Q6 will also feature a high – end tech suite, that will provide the driver with all the necessary assistance and convenience. This will include a rear view camera, a position radar. Also, key less entry and start, as well as an autopilot function. The dashboard will also receive an number of innovations, such as touch-screed displays and a “virtual cockpit” feature. The infotainment system will also be top-notch, and will share similarities with other Audi models.
2018 Audi Q6 – Engine and Performance
The most noteworthy and touted feature of the upcoming 2018 Audi Q6, is its drive train. It will be a fully electric variant, with an inductive – charging option. It will share components found in the latest R8 e – tron. Also, it was reported that the engine would be capable of producing almost 500 horsepower, and a max torque of around 500 lb-ft. With these numbers, it is estimated that the new Q6 will be capable of reaching almost 150 mph, and go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, which would make it one of the fastest crossover SUVs on the market.
The engine will be paired with an automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive. To power the engines, Audi has opted for a 100 kw battery, which will give the new 2018 Q6 a range of more than 300 miles. Additionally, there are rumors that Audi plans to introduce a fuel-cell electric engine model, as well as a plug-in-hybrid model.
2018 Audi Q6 – When can it be seen on the road?
The new 2018 Audi Q6 is scheduled to hit the market in late 2017. Although the price hasn’t been confirmed yet, it is expected to be no less than 54.000$.