Audi’s Smaller Q4 e-tron Concept Should Head Into Production In 2020 – Here’s What We Know So Far

This will likely be Audi's volume electric crossover

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Audi has just unveiled the all-new Audi Q4 e-tron, a compact SUV for the fully-electric e-tron family. This model is a bit smaller than the first e-tron SUV. However, it promises some impressive electrified performance to help bolster Audi’s growing EV lineup.


Much like its larger sibling, the Audi Q4 e-tron makes use of a dual electric motor setup, one at each axle. Combined, these motors produce 225 kW of power. For a more familiar number, that is slightly over 300 horsepower. That motor setup is powered by an 85 kWh battery pack. As a result, the Q5 e-tron concept has a range of 450 kilometers (279 miles) on a single charge, according to the WLTP test cycle.


Charging time lines up nicely with the current e-tron as well: 80% charge in just 30 minutes on a 125-kilowatt charger.

How Compact, exactly?

According to Audi, the e-tron is a fairly compact SUV. It sits at 4.59 meters long, 1.90 meters wide, 1.61 meters tall. To those of us that use the imperial scale, that is 180 inches in overall length, 74.8 inches wide and 63.4 inches tall. For reference, the similarly compact Audi Q3 is 173 inches long, 72 inches wide, and 63 inches tall. So, the Q4 e-tron is a little larger, but not drastically so.

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e-tron Styling

Audi has kept the styling on-brand for the e-tron family. You get a grille that looks much like the larger e-tron SUV. Plus, that instantly-recognizable light bar across the rear hatch. Due to the shrunken size of the Q4 e-tron, the proportions are a bit more stalky than the e-tron SUV. But the LED DRLs and e-tron badging tie everything together.


Interior & Tech

Take a look inside the Audi Q4 e-tron concept and you’ll notice some pretty familiar Audi components. There is Audi’s all-new dual screen infotainment system to control your navigation and HVAC controls. Plus, a digital gauge cluster behind the steering wheel.

Production Scheduled For Late 2020

As always, we want to remind you that this is a concept vehicle right now. However, Audi is aiming to put the Q4 e-tron into production in the second half of 2020. Right now, the company is publishing lots of numbers that feel production ready. But for now, we have to take those with a grain of salt, as the real numbers could change.

Stay tuned to for the latest news, views & real-world reviews. Plus, plenty more coverage from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

While you wait, why not see what we think of the Q4 e-tron’s bigger brother, the Audi e-tron SUV: