New Audi Q5 E-tron is MEB-based SUV for China

Latest Audi EV will be built by SAIC-Volkswagen, and will not come to the UK

Audi has introduced the China-only Q5 E-tron at the Guangzhou motor show.

The EV, previewed by the Principle Shanghai back in April, is improved the Volkswagen Team’s MEB electric lorry system, which additionally provides the bases for the Audi Q4 E-tron, Skoda Enyaq and Cupra Born, as well as Volkswagen’s ID designs.

The Q5 E-tron will be developed by the SAIC-Volkswagen joint venture, and is mechanically the same to the Volkswagen ID 6 crossover.

Outside, the styling carefully matches the Q4 E-tron on sale in the UK, though the Q5 E-tron is nearly 30cm longer than the European-market vehicle.

This extensive size allows for a folding 3rd row of seats in the back, giving this cars and truck 7 seats as criterion. The middle row of seats can be changed by 2 captain’s chairs.

3 performance versions are offered. The 35 entry-level design features a 174bhp rear-mounted motor powered by a 63.2 kWh battery, enabling a series of 261 miles.

The single-motor, rear-wheel-drive 40 has 198bhp and a variety of 348 miles thanks to a bigger, 83.4 kWh battery.

The range-topping 50, at the same time, makes use of the exact same battery however includes a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive set up, creating 297bhp and also having a 323-mile variety.

The Q5 E-tron is the latest in a collection of China-only EVs produced by SAIC-Volkswagen, the Volkswagen Group’s joint endeavor with the Shanghai Automotive Market Corporation, which has been running given that 1984.

Although there are no strategies to bring the Q5 E-tron to the UK, we will obtain the bigger as well as more extravagant Q6 E-tron following year. Improved Audi’s all-new PPE platform, which itself was developed in co-operation with Porsche, the Q6 E-tron will function as a sibling automobile to the next-generation Porsche Macan EV.