Audi's second EV will debut at the 2019 LA Auto Show next month.
Audi's electric car lineup is about to expand rapidly. Earlier this month, Audi previewed a new electric coupe concept that will ride on Audi's Premium Platform Electric platform that can support a range of body styles including sedans and SUVs. Production versions of the e-tron GT and Q4 e-tron concepts are also in the pipeline.
Audi's next EV, however, will be shown next month, as the e-tron Sportback will debut at the 2019 LA Auto Show in November. Since the standard e-tron has already been revealed and a pre-production prototype of the Sportback was shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show back in March, we already have a good idea what Audi's second EV will look like.
This has enabled the artists at Kolesa to produce an accurate render of the production Audi e-tron Sportback before the official reveal. Visually, the e-tron Sportback looks more stylish than the regular model thanks to its coupe-style sloping roofline, but this will come at the expense of practicality as cabin space will inevitably be compromised. At the back, Kolsea has also added a subtle trunk lid spoiler for a sportier look.
Other than these changes, it should look virtually identical to the standard e-tron. Overall, the design will be toned down compared to the e-tron Sportback concept that was shown at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show.
Like the regular e-tron, the Sportback will be powered by a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup delivering 400 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque. In the e-tron, 0-62 mph takes 5.5 seconds before the electric SUV tops out at 124 mph.
Thanks to its 95-kilowatt-hour battery, the e-tron delivers a range of 250 miles and supports 150kW fast charging. This can charge the e-tron to 80 percent in under 30 minutes and 100 percent within 50 minutes. Audi will lift the wraps off the e-tron Sportback on November 19 at the 2019 LA Auto Show.