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The all-new Audi Q6 has just been released and will be in the hands of buyers in a month or so. It’s a large and imposing SUV that has all of Audi’s current design architecture in play, but it’s all been tweaked and updated to reveal an amazing-looking premium SUV. With so many SUVs on offer from all manufacturers and even a whole range under the Audi banner, it will surely make things hard for someone wanting a new one. Do you go for the Q5, Q7, Q8 or the new Q6? If we look at all the SUVs side-by-side, we have to admit that the Q6 does get our attention a bit more than the rest. The new Audi Q6 e-tron1 aims to be the epitome of electric excellence. The SUV breaks new ground as the inaugural model to be built using the Volkswagen Automotive Group’s shared modular Premium Platform Electric (PPE). This milestone not only signifies Audi's commitment to premium electric vehicles but also heralds a new era of driving sophistication. Boasting unparalleled performance, seamless charging capabilities, and an extended range, the Q6 e-tron1 epitomizes Audi's ethos of Vorsprung durch Technik. True to its heritage, the Q6 e-tron1 seamlessly blends Audi's iconic SUV styling with a redefined e-tron design language. Inside the SUV you’ll find an amazing fusion of innovative design philosophies and cutting-edge technologies that will rival and surpass what other luxury SUV manufacturers can offer. Hailing from the established Ingolstadt plant, the new Q6 e-tron range cements Audi's commitment to electric mobility, powered by the collaborative genius of the PPE platform that was developed jointly with Porsche, and it also uses the groundbreaking E3 1.2 electronic architecture. These advancements have helped to expand Audi's global electric lineup. Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Gernot Döllner, affirmed, "Built on the new PPE platform, the Audi Q6 e-tron1 is the next technological leap in premium electric mobility for our customers." He also emphasized the scalability of electric mobility thanks to the PPE platform, enabling Audi to launch high-volume models with uncompromising technical standards across various segments. Despite many shared technical underpinnings, the Q6 e-tron1 manages to have its own distinctive Audi DNA. It looks to be a complete package that may be enough to attract buyers who usually spend their time and money on other brands.

The new Audi Q6 e-tron is a powerhouse of performance and efficiency and will go a long way to convince haters of EVs that they are here to stay and can be every bit as good as the ones that run on dinosaur juice. The new SUV features compact yet potent electric motors and a cutting-edge lithium-ion battery boasting twelve modules and 180 prismatic cells, delivering a total gross capacity of 100 kWh, which affords the sizeable thing a rather impressive range of up to 625 km. Charging the Audi Q6 e-tron is a breeze thanks to its innovative 800-volt technology, offering a maximum charging capacity of 270 kW as standard. At compatible High Power Charging (HPC) stations, drivers can recharge up to 255 km in just ten minutes, with a state-of-the-art thermal management system ensuring optimal charging performance. Equipped with Plug & Charge functionality, the Audi Q6 e-tron streamlines the charging process by being able to authorise itself at compatible charging stations and charging automatically. Additionally, for the first time, the Q6 e-tron enables bank charging at 400-volt stations, automatically dividing its 800-volt battery into two halves for parallel charging at up to 135 kW. For added convenience, AC charging with up to 11 kW is achievable at standard home chargers, ensuring the Audi Q6 e-tron is always ready to hit the road with minimal downtime. Here in SA, it will be a bit of an issue unless the buyer has a home solar setup because Eskom is deteriorating daily. That said, those who can afford a luxury SUV are likely off-grid already anyway. On the performance front, the Audi Q6 e-tron delivers a power output rated at 285 kW, and if you climb the model range ladder up to the SQ6 e-tron, the power on tap climbs to a maximum of 380 kW. when the extra function is engaged, redefining the boundaries of performance, range, and driving dynamics. The Q6 e-tron Quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a swift 5.9 seconds, while the SQ6 e-tron accomplishes the same in just 4.3 seconds - top speeds are 210 and 230 km/h, respectively. Future models will include a pair of all-wheel-drive variants along with rear-wheel-drive models with a focus on efficiency and an extended range.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the rather good-looking new SUV in the Audi range, the all-electric Q6 e-tron. Created on the shared PPE platform, the all-new premium SUV should appeal to buyers in this segment and it looks to be a complete enough package to sway those loyal to other brands: The all-new, fully electric Audi Q6 e-tron | A new era of electric SUV | Audi

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