Audi’s next electric SUV has been snapped in testing again, offering a glimpse at its high-tech interior.

    The latest set of images reveals the Audi Q6 e-tron will feature what looks like a large, freestanding screen behind the wheel.

    It looks larger than the integrated display that currently features across the e-tron SUV range, and is more in keeping with the display in the smaller Q4 e-tron revealed during 2020.

    Built on the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture that’s been jointly developed by Audi and Porsche, the Q6 e-tron will share its underpinnings with the next-generation Porsche Macan.

    Both the new Macan and regular Q6 e-tron are set to debut in 2022, and will be the first production vehicles to use this platform.

    PPE-based vehicles will reportedly offer electric range of upwards of 480km, with a standard single electric motor on the rear axle and an optional secondary electric motor on the front axle for all-wheel drive.

    Electric motor specifications and battery pack sizes for the Q6 E-Tron and next-generation Macan are yet to be confirmed.

    The platform will also offer an 800V electrical system like the J1 platform used in the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT, and will have DC fast-charging speeds of up to 350kW.

    The Q6 e-tron prototype spied here looks similar to the prototype spied in 2021, but it’s wearing less camouflage.

    We can see more of the detailing around the covered-over Singleframe grille up front, along with the shape of the rear bumper.

    The Q6 E-Tron will roll off the production line at Audi’s Ingolstadt plant, which is currently undergoing renovations to accommodate all-electric manufacturing processes. By 2025, Audi expects to offer over 20 electric models.

    Audi has also committed to ceasing development of new ICE models by 2026 when the second-generation Q8 launches. This Q8 will reportedly be offered with both ICE and EV powertrains.

    After its production run ends around 2032, Audi will have only an electric-only model range, though it’s left the door open for ICE vehicles to continue to be sold in China beyond that date.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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