The Volkswagen Group’s luxury car company, Audi has been chosen the e-tron name for the future electric car and the name will not be decided based on any specific model. Audi has confirmed this name to remind the original Quattro launched in 1980. The luxury car maker has showcased the e-tron Quattro concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show (2015).
The electric SUV is one of the three models planned by the luxury carmaker to launch in the electric segment by 2020 and the remaining two are the large saloon and smaller hatchback. The company will introduce the upcoming models with the usual names like A8 e-tron, A7 e-tron, A6, e-tron, etc. There is no link to the existing models and Audi is working on the up-market electric powered model to target the Tesla Model S. As per the company, the future electric car to be positioned in the top place with the new Driveline technology.
Audi plans to introduce the compact electric cars within the range between 350km to 450km, the additional safety features, improved interior design, as well. The complete details to be revealed in the coming days, but the industry expected that the new electric car will get the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, showcased at the Paris Motor show.
With the new platform, drive technology and additional features, the upcoming electric SUV will challenge the existing luxury electric SUVs, Tesla Model X, etc.