With the e-tron Sportback, Audi now has two electric cars to sell
LOS ANGELES — Last year in LA Audi showed the e-tron GT in concept car form, and this year it’s following it up with the e-tron Sportback, which will leapfrog the GT to enter production first.
That makes it Audi’s second battery electric vehicle (BEV) after the e-tron, a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that is around the corner from launch in Singapore.
While the e-tron takes a typically boxy SUV form, the e-tron Sportback has a more swoopy roofline, sacrificing some interior space for a sleeker appearance.
Both cars share the same running gear, so expect around 400km of range from the 402 horsepower car, with the ability to hit 100km/h in 5.7 seconds.
Having launched two BEVs, Audi is getting its electric car programme seriously underway, but pushing out the e-tron and a Sportback derivative is a smart way to offer some diversity without too much development outlay.
The brand wants a dozen BEVs in its line-up by 2025. As for last year’s e-tron GT Concept, that enters production in 2020.