Audi’s Bright Spark…Your Move, Elon.
Another year and it’s already time for the AGM at Audi, which will, aside from record deliveries and big investment, have another gem to get excited about…news of a new car to add to their expanding product line!
Not simply any new car, what we will be treated to is the first of what is reported to be a fully-electric SUV - the first of a successive range of EV’s Audi have said will be launched annually.
Due in 2018, the “Sporty SUV will offer Tesla-beating range and performance and judging by last years E-tron Quattro Concept, we will not go unimpressed.
Currently Elon Musk and Tesla have a strong foothold in the luxury, performance Electric Vehicle market, with their Model S and the upcoming Model X (pictured above) and Model 3(below), providing motorists with high-end EV’s but with Audi’s plans, the sparks will undoubtedly start flying.
Details of the new SUV reportedly will be following the E-tron Quattro Concept layout, being powered by electric motors (one driving each axle) displacing a combined, eye-watering 503bhp.
Audi have claimed a 0-62mph time of 4.6 secs, a top speed of 131mph and range of 310 miles on a single charge. The question is, should Elon see this as a motivation to push the tesla boundaries further?
Well, it is anyone’s game at the moment. We will be receiving the Model X in the first half of 2017 so the Audi EV will still have strong competition…we wait eagerly for 2018.