The German brand’s first all-electric vehicle comes in the form of a sporty SUV
Audis and specifically the ones from the RS stable are really likeable cars, ranking in my personal favourites mostly because of their ability to put a mile-wide smile on my face. An enthusiast’s fandom aside, my love for them stems from the brilliant mix of technology, performance and classy understated appeal. An electric amalgamation of this automotive love story would encompass all these factors and possibly offer the same joy even without an RS badge and that’s exactly what the new Audi e-tron SUV is aiming for.
The e-tron isn’t really a ground-up design and borrows much of its underpinnings from the Q5’s MLB evo platform but the dimensions place it among the likes of the Q7 while the styling is unmistakably closer to that of the Q8. That sporty, low-slung, fast SUV look is on point with current trends and seems to be a bigger hit than sedans these days. I quite like it and given the practicality of such a design, there isn’t much to complain about especially when it’s presented to you in this classy shade of deep blue. The e-tron gets trick Digital Matrix LED headlights that perform a quick light show upon locking and unlocking the car but I’m sure they’re capable of much more given their projection capability with brighter, longer throw illumination. We just couldn’t check these out in detail in our short few hours with the car. The closed grille and the yellow-shadowed e-tron badges on the side are the only signs of this being an EV and that’s not a bad thing in my eyes but understandably for some, a bit more might have impressed further.
A bit more, seems to be the underlying theme for the e-tron. Step inside the roomy cabin and a bit more is exactly what you get compared to the
STEP INSIDE THE ROOMY CABIN OF THE E-TRON AND A BIT MORE IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET COMPARED TO THE SMALLER Q SUVS