The Audi e-tron and the e-tron Sportback are getting a substantial upgrade for the 2022 version. The update aims to extend the shelf life of the two EV SUVs to at least 2025.
Both vehicles are currently in prototype form and are testing near Audi’s facilities. The prototypes reveal that both cars will have a new look grille, bumpers, and headlights along with technical tweaks.
The two e-trons will both get a new-generation battery. Along with a new battery, the vehicles will also have more efficient electric motors and an upgraded electronics system.
These new systems will enable greater energy recuperation, among other things.
Finally, Audi sources confirmed with Autocar that the new electronics updates would boost the range to more than 373 miles for both vehicles. The previous models of the e-tron had a 95 kWh battery which delivered a max range of 249 miles.
Many believe a newly designed Audi SUV will eventually replace the e-tron and e-tron Sportback. The rumoured Audi Q8 e-tron launches in 2025
This upgrade is a bit of a surprise as Audi is launching the Q6 e-tron this year which Audi built on the EV-specific PPE platform. In addition, in the Chinese market, Audi is launching another electric SUV based on the MEB platform to be a sister to the Volkswagen ID.6 in China.