Report: Audi to introduce Q7 e-tron before the new generation

While automobile manufacturers are slowly moving into the next phase in the development of alternative propulsion systems, hydrogen power, Audi is still betting its money on the electric motor. After speaking with Audi of Australia’s managing director, Andrew Doyle, CarAdvice in Australia learned that a Q7 e-tron crossover SUV will shine under the revealing spotlight before the current generation gets replaced in 2015.

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Audi has been known to be working on various e-tron projects, with only the A3 e-tron reaching production. Now, Doyle comments saying that Audi’s e-tron projects will reach all models.

“We have a plan going forward for e-tron,” Doyle told CarAdvice. “It will be rolled out across all the models now…”

And apparently, the Q7 is next. Doyle didn’t say what it will use, but he “thinks” it will be based off of the current generation. Though a new generation Q7 isn’t expected until 2015, while the familial Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne have already been updated on Volkswagen’s latest corporate architecture.

- By: Chris Chin

Source: CarAdvice.au


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