During the press conference at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi confirmed that the e-tron Sportback will be unveiled on November 19th at the Los Angeles Motor Show.
At the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi presented several innovations, from the A1 Citycarver to the Q3 Sportback, up to the new super sports RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback.
The Casa dei Quattro Anelli also had the chance to open an important window on what will soon arrive and in particular on the Audi e-Sportbackback , the sportiest version of the Ingolstadt electric SUV.
Debuts November 19 at the Los Angeles Motor Show
A prototype with camouflage livery of the e-tron Sportback made a brief appearance on the screen during the Audi press conference in Frankfurt, a car that closely resembles the concept presented at the Geneva Motor Show last March. For the debut of the series version we will have to wait another couple of months, as it will be one of the world premiere news that the German brand will unveil at the next Los Angeles Show, scheduled for the second half of November.
Sportier tail and more inclined roof at the rear
Knowing how Audi transforms a car into the corresponding Sportback version, the appearance of the new electric SUV is certainly not a secret since it will retain much of the stylistic stance of the standard e-tron, which will be revised with a more inclined roofline on the rear and a slightly sportier tail. The transformation of the body style will probably have a negative impact on the space above the head of the rear passengers and on the load capacity of the trunk, while the price of the Sportback e-tron should be slightly higher than that of the normal model.
Motorization of the e-tron
We expect that the mechanical configuration of the e-tron will also be taken entirely from the Sportback version, with 402 hp and 664 Nm of maximum torque power supply. However, it is not inconceivable that Audi in the future could launch a more powerful version of its electric SUV, an e-tron S whose prototypes were immortalized a few months ago at the Nurburgring. S version that could add another electric motor in the powertrain, bringing them to three, compared to the standard e-tron.
After the preview presentation in Los Angeles next November, the Audi e-tron Sportback should be launched on the market at the beginning of 2020.