Check out these first spy shots of the new EV.
Audi is pushing forward with new electric e-tron models, and earlier this summer, the German luxury brand showed off a new one in concept form. Dubbed the Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept, it will eventually enter production as the 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron and the Q4 e-tron Sportback. Shortly after Audi showed off the concept, we spotted a prototype of the production Sportback version undergoing testing.
Our spy photographers have spotted the Q4 once again, this time in both the standard and Sportback body styles. Unlike the last time we spotted this new model testing, we now have photos showing off the prototype interior. Based on these images, it should look just like the concept.
We aren't too shocked to see the cabin look at least 90% like the concept since that car displayed a production-ready interior. Most of the interior is covered up to avoid being shot by photographers, but the driver must have needed to use the touchscreen infotainment system for something, revealing a good portion of the dashboard. The Q4 will have just a single touchscreen and a smaller ribbon of controls for the climate, rather than two full screens like the larger Audi models.
Since there is no need for a transmission tunnel, the storage space in front of the center armrest appears massive. We also get a look at two different steering wheels, one with a cool silver centerpiece and the other looking more traditional. We can clearly see the S-Line emblem on the latter's lower arm, meaning that trim will get a different steering wheel.
These photos are also the first public appearance of the non-Sportback Q4 e-tron. Audi only showed the concept as a Sportback, and the last set of spy shots only captured that model. The standard Q4 e-tron has a more traditional SUV rear end than the coupe-like styling used on the Sportback. Both models should be mechanically identical though, with two electric motors producing up to 301 horsepower.