An Audi E-Tron Sportback is slated for debut in 2019. There are no specific details on this vehicle other than Audi’s plan of using the same modular platform the E-Tron is built on.
Expect something along the lines of an SUV “coupe” body style typical of other Germans like the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe. Now that all the E-Tron’s details are out there, it’s probably safe to assume the Sportback version would be extremely similar in everything but shape and price (i.e. higher).
The E-Tron SUV’s interior should be nearly a carbon copy of those found in the Q8, A8 and A7 with two touch screens for the infotainment with a 10.1-inch unit at the top of the center stack and an 8.6-inch example below it.
The instrument panel is yet another screen with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit instruments. Key interior differences include a unique wrist rest that has a toggle on the edge for switching gears. And on the doors, there are small screens that display what the exterior side-view cameras show.
The platform already sounds flexible, because Audi says it’ll spawn both small car and SUV bodies. On top of all this, Audi claims it’ll have 12 vehicles with all-electric drive worldwide by 2025. The U.S. is certainly going to get the SUVs, but it’s unclear what else at this time.
Audi has both Avant and Sportback body styles of all sizes planned, but we’ll have to wait a while to know exactly what to expect here. In the meantime, we can all dream that the Audi wagon will return … we’d even take an electric one.