The Audi Q4 e-tron is a new model and is the latest one in this automaker’s full-electrification quest. The e-tron line made its debut with a succession of hybrid and electric concept cars more than a decade earlier, followed by the official launch in 2018 of the eponymous model.
Under its skin, the Q4 e-tron shares much with its corporate cousin, the Volkswagen ID.4 crossover. But its exterior parallels contemporary Audi designs for a sophisticated look. Most noticeably, Audi completed the front fascia to give it a sporty presence. That’s unlike the Tesla Model Y, which lacks much definition, including cutouts and signature lines as found in the Audi.
The Q4 e-tron is a sport utility vehicle that offers room for five. It is offered in two trim levels. The list of standard features includes an eight-way adjustable driver seat with four-way power lumbar, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and an LED interior lighting package.
Several safety and driver assistance features are standard equipment. These include Audi pre sense, Audi side assist with rear cross-traffic assist, and lane departure warning systems.
Audi equips the Q4 e-tron with a 10.25-inch virtual cockpit and a 10.1-inch center console MMI touch display. An audio package, USB ports, Wi-Fi hotspot, and smartphone integration are included.
Also available is an augmented reality head-up display, that supplies a connection between the driver and onboard technology.
Audi equips the Q4 e-tron with an 82-kWh battery pack. Power routes to the rear wheels utilizing a single-speed transmission. No range has been determined yet, but it is estimated at 250 miles.