Audi is planning to introduce a new compact electric concept SUV sometime next year, with Autocar stating that the production model will go on sale at a similar time as the e-tron GT, that is by end-2020.

The new SUV is tipped to be the most affordable EV model in the e-tron range, and in terms of size, it should slot between the Q2 and Q3. Part of the car’s affordability is the fact that it will ride on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform – used by many EVs across the VW Group – and will benefit from economies of scale. Word is that pricing will start at around £30,000 (RM158k), and the EV is expected to become Audi’s biggest-selling electric car when it arrives in 2021.

At launch, it will sit alongside the new e-tron SUV (pictured above) and upcoming e-tron Sportback – the latter is due to debut sometime next year. Audi design boss Marc Lichte told Autocar that the as-yet-unnamed SUV will share the same design cues as the e-tron GT (set to debut in Marvel’s Avenger 4 movie next year), such as the shoulder line, inverted grille and air intakes.


From left: Audi e-tron GT, Audi e-tron Sportback

The four rings is using a number of different platforms for its electric models. The e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback are based on Audi’s modular longitudinal platform called MLB, whereas the e-tron GT will sit on the J1 architecture as the upcoming Porsche Taycan. Audi has plans to introduce a dozen electric models by 2025, and alongside that will be five additional SUVs.

Audi is using a number of different platforms for its electric models. The E-tron and E-tron Sportback are based on Audi’s modular longitudinal platform, called MLB, while the E-tron GT is based on the same J1 architecture as the upcoming Porsche Taycan EV. Audi announced last year that it will launch 12 electric models by 2025. Alongside the aforementioned models, there will be five more SUVs.