The brand's fourth "sphere" concept will be an EV crossover coupe.
Audi has confirmed it will unveil the fourth and final concept of its "sphere" series on January 26, 2023. Called the activesphere - yes, the lower case is deliberate - this new all-electric vehicle will have a crossover coupe body style and, judging by the latest teaser image, a glass roof. Based on the previous teaser released all the way back in August, we can see a vehicle boasting a swooping roofline, flared fenders, and wide stance. No interior images have been released yet but the seats are definitely red, based on what we can tell from today's teaser.
According to the German automaker, the activesphere concept "provides ultimate freedom and is the perfect companion for ambitious outdoor adventures. Whether it's water sports, skiing, golfing or challenging mountain roads - the activesphere concept offers ultimate variability for all activities." No specific powertrain details were provided, aside from its EV nature.
None of the previous three sphere concepts (pictured below), which have been revealed since 2021) are intended for production, but we think the upcoming concept could preview a potential all-electric Audi A6 allroad, possibly based off the upcoming production-spec A6 e-tron.
Based on what we can tell from the first teaser released last summer as well as the new image, the new activesphere will definitely be able to seat four occupants. Cargo space does not appear to be all that abundant but, remember, these shadowy images make it hard to tell what's really going on. We also don't know which platform the concept is built on.
We know Audi is hard at work developing its top-secret Project Artemis, an EV platform with advanced autonomous driving capabilities set to debut in 2026 as a serious rival to Tesla. Audi is also reportedly working on an EV successor to the soon-to-be-retired R8 supercar.
It's doubtful the activesphere previews those models but we're merely speculating based on the little information we have. We'll obviously know a lot more later next month.