This is the Audi C-BEV concept that will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) in September and evolve into a production battery-powered electric crossover that was announced by Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management at Audi AG for Technical Development, at Audi’s Annual Press Conference 2015 in March. Moreover, Audi released a teaser of new Matrix OLED tail light today that could feature on this concept.
[The Audi C-BEV concept could feature the new Matrix OLED tail lights.]
The “Sport Activity Vehicle” will be based on the second generation modular longitudinal platform, also known as MLB Evo platform, and have an impressive driving range of more than 500 km (310 miles). According to a report released earlier this month, the Tesla Model X-rival will have a range of up to 600 km (373 miles).
[The Audi Q6 e-tron arrives in early 2018.]
The production version will be a large premium segment contender, positioned between the Q5 and Q7. This leaves room for just one name – ‘Q6’. Going with Audi’s nomenclature system for electrified vehicles, the electric crossover can be expected to be named ‘Q6 e-tron’.
A report released last month says that the Q6 e-tron range will also include plug-in hybrid and fuel cell variants, although neither should be expected to debut along with the standard pure electric variant. The C-BEV concept’s production version will arrive in early 2018.