Second All-electric Audi - The e-tron Sportback to Arrive to UK in 2020
The e-tron Sportback marks Audi’s second foray into the all-electric car industry and is set to arrive in the UK in 2020 to sit alongside the e-tron SUV.
2019 began the first leg of Audi’s push into the all-electric car market. The e-tron SUV proved that an electric car didn’t need to look out of place on the road and could come with the style and design philosophy of a traditional Audi vehicle. It was a conventional Audi design which is arguably the first thing that stood out about the e-tron SUV. This pleased many car owners that were looking to invest in an electric car for the first time, helping to increase its popularity. In other words, it was a safe bet that many people could get behind and invest in.
While Audi had made a good first step into the all-electric car market, it was still a bulky vehicle that didn’t fit everyone’s tastes. There was nothing from Audi for those that wanted a sleeker all-electric vehicle that wasn’t too far out there.
Enter the e-tron Sportback
To answer those needs, Audi has revealed that its second all-electric car will be the e-tron Sportback, arriving in the UK for 2020.
When it was revealed at the Los Angeles motor show, the Audi e-tron Sportback boasted an impressive list of technical improvements over the previous e-tron SUV. The roofline has made the e-tron Sportback slightly more aerodynamic, giving it an extra 6.2 miles on a full charge. It also adds another 6.2 miles of range thanks to the decoupled front and rear axles which allows the vehicle to be controlled with rear-wheel drive. More miles have been added thanks to optimised brake pads, a larger water pump for cooling and an optimised battery.
In total, the e-tron Sportback is set to offer a total of 278 miles of range between charges, a total of 50 extra miles over its sibling. While the coupe roofline will be exclusive to the e-tron Sportback, a refresh of last year’s e-tron SUV will also include these optimisations.
The e-tron Sportback boasts an impressive 355bhp with 414lb of torque from its two electric motors, powered by a 95kWh battery. This helps it achieve 0 to 62mph in just 6.6 seconds. With its sport mode enabled, it generates 402bhp and 490lb of torque for eight seconds.
The interior of the e-tron Sportback is identical to the e-tron SUV, offering the same dual touchscreen and optional virtual wing mirrors. However, there is slightly less headspace and roughly 45 litres less luggage space due to the new roofline.
Interested in the e-tron Sportback?
If you’re considering a new Audi car purchase, or want more information about the upcoming e-tron Sportback, don’t hesitate to contact us at Sinclair Audi in South Wales. With official Audi dealerships located in Bridgend, Neyland and Swansea, we’re confident that we can provide you with excellent customer service to help you find your next ideal car. We’ll be physically stocking all Audi e-tron models in our centres across South Wales, so you’re welcome to visit us and take a closer look at the new models yourself.