Audi 4X4 EV SUV: design details, launch and rivals
The upcoming Audi 4X4 will likely draw design inspiration from the recently revealed Activesphere.
audio is on the verge of giving the green light for 4X4 electric cars to go anywhere as a competitor of Land Rover Defender And Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Audi’s shock move comes as it reviews a bold new product range based on its new EV architecture.
New weird company work The concept – an all-terrain supercar that spans the segment – offers a powerful clue to the company’s priorities in the segment with its overt focus on the outdoors and solid design cues. sure. And indeed, it is set to be produced as a solid Allroad-style luxury saloon.
- The durable Audi 4×4 will probably use the Scout platform
- The design is likely to be inspired by the Activesphere concept
New Audi 4X4 EV SUV likely uses architecture from Scout
However, this secret SUV is a separate project, which will enter production around 2027 as part of a strategy to push into new segments, facilitated by the formation of new segments. new partnerships and platforms.
Talk to our sister publication UK carsAudi designer Marc Lichte – who has hinted at the prospect of a new 4X4 – declined to reveal specific details about the model’s build, but said it will run on a newly developed platform. taken from elsewhere in the VW Group portfolio.
The upcoming SSP platform – intended for use across all VW Group brands to replace the current MEB – has been delayed until at least 2028. It is highly likely that Audi will look to the nascent sibling brand. Scout to offer a more conventional 4×4 SUV architecture for its debut model in the field.
The rights to the inactive Scout brand were acquired by the VW Group in 2021 and The plan is in progress to use a name for a pair Rivian-rival the electric all-terrain vehicles are conceived in the spirit of the original International Harvester SUV – both using a traditional ladder chassis.
The ladder chassis will provide excellent off-road capability
The Scout’s ladder-frame chassis will provide the steep departure angle and ground clearance needed to tackle rough terrain. The new generation of Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive technology will enhance traction on rough surfaces and steep terrain, while also enhancing the SUV’s off-road performance.
New design of Audi 4X4 EV may be inspired by Activesphere
The new Activesphere concept offers a strong hint as to how Audi will approach the styling of the dedicated off-road vehicle, and any similarly conceived production car will feature elements such as protective bumpers that can purpose, short overhangs, suspension travel and a much higher ride height than the companies’ more road-focused electric vehicles.
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