Audi is rounding off its family of Sphere concept vehicles with a fourth model, set to debut early in 2023.
Dubbed the Activesphere concept, this car will “offer maximum variability for an active lifestyle – both on and off-road”.
Like all the Sphere concepts thus far, the Audi Activesphere concept is all-electric and has been designed to be capable of autonomous driving.
It’s expected the Activesphere concept will also be based on the upcoming, scalable Premium Platform Electric (PPE) that’s been co-developed by Audi and Porsche, and which will underpin upcoming models like the Q6 e-tron.
Audi has released a single teaser of the Activesphere concept and, from what can be seen, it looks like the concept is a high-riding sedan-like ‘crossover’ in the vein of the Peugeot 408 and Citroen C4 X.
It looks somewhat like a lifted, more rugged version of the Audi e-tron GT as well.
The Activesphere concept in the teaser image has large wheels with triangular elements that are wrapped in all-terrain tyres, as well as flared wheel arches and a rugged-looking decal that runs along the side of the car.
Audi has yet to reveal the concept’s interior but it’s safe to say it will be futuristic-looking and feature a steering wheel that can fold away for autonomous driving.
The first of the Audi Sphere concept family was revealed back in August 2021 with the Skysphere concept, which is a modern take on a classic roadster.
Under the skin is a rear-wheel drive electric powertrain with 465kW of power and 750Nm of torque, good for a four-second sprint to 100km/h.
The Skysphere concept has a lithium-ion battery with more than 80kWh, and a claimed range of more than 500km according to WLTP testing.
The second Sphere concept was the Audi Grandsphere concept, which previews an upcoming all-electric grand tourer flagship.
It features a 120kWh battery and a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain.
Total outputs are 530kW of power and 960Nm of torque, with a claimed electric range of over 750km according to WLTP testing and a 0-100km/h sprint time of just over four seconds.
It was followed by the Urbansphere concept, which previews an electric people mover that’s most likely destined for China.
Measuring in at 5.51m long, it’s the largest concept ever developed by Audi, and will be the brand’s largest-ever production car if it ever hits showrooms.
The Urbansphere concept has an electric motor for each axle, which together generate 295kW and 690Nm. With a 120kWh battery pack, the large people mover is said to have a WLTP range of 750km.
All three of these Audi Sphere concepts that have already been revealed were displayed at the Monterey Car Week in California, which has just wrapped up.