Audi has teased its upcoming, high-riding Activesphere concept one more time ahead of its online debut on January 26.

    As previously reported, the Audi Activesphere concept will round out the brand’s family of four ‘Sphere’ concepts 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.

    This latest teaser image of the Activesphere concept shows its side silhouette. Previous teaser images have been shadowy looks at its front three-quarters and roof.

    It looks like the Activesphere concept is some sort of high-riding sedan-like ‘crossover’ – similar in essence to the Peugeot 408 and Citroen C4 X.

    Previous images have shown it has large wheels that are wrapped in all-terrain tyres, flared wheel arches, a rugged-looking decal that runs along the side of the car, a roof rack system for skis, and illuminated Audi badges.

    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.

    It’s expected the Audi 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.

    The first of the Audi Sphere concept was revealed back in August 2021 with the Skysphere concept, which is a modern take on a classic roadster.

    Under the skin of that car was a rear-wheel drive electric powertrain with a claimed 465kW of power and 750Nm of torque, good for a claimed four-second sprint to 100km/h.

    The Skysphere concept had 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 featured a 120kWh battery and a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain.

    Total system outputs were a claimed 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 was 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 used an electric motor for each axle, which together generated 295kW and 690Nm. With a 120kWh battery pack, the large people mover is said to have a claimed WLTP range of 750km.

    Audi previously displayed the three already-revealed Sphere concepts at last year’s Monterey Car Week in California.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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