Audi is expanding its lineup of electric vehicles. The newest E-Tron SUV is currently the main topic, for sure. However, the 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback is also in the works. As its name suggests, E-Tron Sportback is a sportier variant of the all-electric crossover.
However, it will look different than the base model, and it will surely “get the crowd going.” The latest spy photos and renderings are available. No doubt, electric vehicles are the future. And while most of them are looking dull, this crossover is something exciting and completely new.
Last week’s spy photos are showing severe improvements over the base model. The 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback comes with the conventional front fascia, which came as a huge surprise. Rendering photos showed a closed panel, which will not happen. On top of that, new Sportback was too aggressive on some of the render photos.
This is another miss as the spy photos are showing a more subtle approach. E-Tron Sportback will introduce the new shape of the headlights. The coupe shape with a sloped roofline is also present. Rear part also doesn’t look so sporty as the customers hoped for. Still, this crossover looks sportier than the regular model. More importantly, the final result is a beautiful model with modern cues.
Platform and Dimensions
The approaching 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback will ride on a modified MLB platform. The wheelbase is 115.3 inches long, just like on the base model. Whatsoever, only the vehicle’s height is different thanks to the sleek roofline.
Unfortunately, this will reduce the interior’s headroom, but that’s what you get with a sporty version. Moreover, the Sportback variant will introduce new suspension, unique brakes, and other, less critical mechanical upgrades.
From the inside, the Sportback version will get the same high-tech equipment you can find in the regular model. Knowing that the upcoming 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback will arrive with dual touchscreen controls.
On top of that, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster will be offered as standard. The interior will look very sleek, and the list of standard features is impressive. That also includes numerous driver-assistance and safety systems.
Performance, Mileage, Charging
The forthcoming 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback will also utilize the company’s Quatro-AWD system. Sportback will also ride on a pair of electric motors. Total output delivers 402 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque. From 0 to 60 mph, this sporty crossover will reach in 5.5 seconds.
95 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides 250 miles of driving range. These figures could slightly improve thanks to the Sportback’s improved aerodynamics. Finally, a new model will offer 150 kW fast charging capability.
2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback Price and Release Date
The price of the regular E-Tron starts at around $75,000. New 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback will cost slightly above $80,000. This sporty variant will hit the markets in the coming months. The release date is not available yet, but Audi will surely release new crossover at some point later this year.