Audi has once again teased the upcoming Activesphere concept ahead of its confirmed debut during an online event on January 26, 2023.
The Audi Activesphere concept will round out brand’s family of four ‘Sphere’ concept vehicles and is claimed to be the “perfect companion for outdoor adventures”.
Like all Sphere concepts thus far, the Activesphere concept is all-electric and has been designed to be capable of autonomous driving.
It’s expected the Activesphere concept will be based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture that’s being co-developed by Audi and Porsche, and will underpin upcoming models like the Audi Q6 e-tron and Porsche Macan EV.
This latest teaser image shows the Audi Activesphere concept from a top-down view. It doesn’t really show much besides the skis that are attached to the roof, as well as the illuminated Audi badges.
Audi showed off another teaser photo of the Activesphere concept earlier in the year where it looked like a high-riding sedan-like ‘crossover’ – similar in essence to the Peugeot 408 and Citroen C4 X.
It had large wheels wrapped in all-terrain tyres, as well as flared wheel arches and a rugged-looking decal that ran 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 could feature a steering wheel that can fold away for theoretical autonomous driving.
The first of the Audi Sphere concept family was revealed back in August 2021 with the Skysphere concept, a modern take on a classic roadster.
Under the skin of that car is a rear-wheel drive electric powertrain with 465kW of power and 750Nm of torque, good for a claimed four-second sprint to 100km/h.
The Skysphere concept has a lithium-ion battery pack with more than 80kWh capacity, and an expected range of more than 500km according to WLTP testing.
The second Sphere concept was the Audi Grandsphere concept, which previews an upcoming electric grand tourer flagship.
It features a 120kWh battery and a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain.
Total outputs are 530kW and 960Nm, with a claimed 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 previewed 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.
Audi displayed the three Sphere concepts that have already been revealed in August this year at the Monterey Car Week in California.