23.11.2021Audi presents the Q5 e-tron in China
Audi has revealed the latest member of its all-electric SUV lineup, the new Q5 e-tron, at the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show in China.
The electric SUV is based on the MEB and is built by the SAIC Volkswagen joint venture. Aimed exclusively at the Chinese market, this latest MEB-based model shouldn’t be confused with the MQB-based Q5 or the upcoming PPE-based Q6 e-tron that is expected to be available in both Europe and US markets.
The Q5 e-tron has been spotted in testing several times in the past, with photos of the production model leaked last August through China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Overall, the Q5 e-tron looks like a more family-focused variant of the Q4 e-tron. The front end features a similarly covered single-frame grille but larger dual headlights and different bumper intakes. The profile boasts similar dynamic lines, with an optional bi-tone treatment for the roof. The rear overhang is longer, with slimmer full-width LED taillights and a Q7-inspired bumper.
Inside, the dashboard is derived from the Q4 e-tron, with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and an 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen. However, the cabin is more roomy, offering space for up to seven passengers in three rows of seats. It will also be available with a six-seat interior layout featuring two individual seats on the second row.
The Audi Q5 e-tron will be produced in China from the VW-SAIC joint venture, alongside the closely-related VW ID6 X.