During the Shanghai Auto Show, Audi unveiled its all-new fully electric crossover concept which is basically a preview for a new model that is coming in 2019.
Audi is planning strategically and that’s exactly why it had opted to unveil its new concept in Shanghai. The brand has been struggling in terms of sales in China recently and it needs to gain an entry into the heart of China.
“We have made a conscious decision to give the Audi e-tron Sportback its first showing here in Shanghai, because China is the world’s leading market for electric automobiles,” clarified Dietmar Voggenreiter, marketing and sales chief.
The Audi e-tron Sportback Concept comes with 430 horsepower and it can go all the way up to 500hp in boost mode. Power is sent to all four wheels and this model is capable of hitting 62mph in 4.5 seconds.
The road-going vehicle based on the e-tron Sportback Concept will be coming with one electric motor over the front axle and two over the rear axle. It is also reported that the model will be able to go 310 miles on a single charge.
“We are well equipped for this rapid growth. In the next five years, we will be offering five e-tron models in China, including purely battery-powered vehicles with ranges well in excess of 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) such as the Audi e-tron Sportback,” Voggenreiter stated.