Audi enters the name RSQ6, hinting at an upcoming compact electric crossover
The Audi RSQ6 could come with 600 hp and 830 Nm of torque, just like the Audi RS e-Tron GT.
German luxury car brand Audi, owned by Volkswagen Group, has registered the nomenclature RSQ6, indicating the automaker is working on a compact luxury crossover to be positioned under the Audi e-tron, claims a Spanish publication Motor.es . With the RS badge, it’s possible that Audi is working on its first all-electric, high-performance crossover.
This development comes at a time when Audi is already working on the Q6 e-Tron, which should be launched sometime in 2023.
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While these are enough to leave, there’s still no confirmation from the luxury automaker that it will be bringing this model. Also, a trademark registration doesn’t necessarily mean that Audi will make that car. However, given the automaker’s EV ambitions and rising demand for luxury, high-performance SUVs, the launch of this model would give the brand an edge in this segment.
Should Audi start manufacturing this electric crossover, the RSQ6 could put out around 600 hp of power and 830 Nm of massive torque, just like the Audi RS e-Tron GT.
Like the standard Audi Q6, it is supported by the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, which was specially developed for future Audi electric cars. This would also be one of several other Volkswagen Group cars that will use this PPE architecture. Some other Volkswagen Group electric cars that are set to use this PSA platform are Porsche Macan EV and Audi A6 e-Tron.
Volkswagen AG wants to conquer a large part of the global market for electric vehicles in the coming years. As one of the key brands under the German car giant’s umbrella, Audi is expected to play a crucial role in this strategy. With that in mind, Audi could bring this car sometime later in the decade.
Initial Release Date: February 21, 2022 11:56 am IST