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Audi to preview Q6 all-electric SUV at Frankfurt

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Due to go on sale in 2018 with a range of 310 miles, the model will be previewed as the e-tron quattro concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, and gives Audi a rival for the forthcoming Tesla Model X that will be positioned between the Q5 and Q7.

Its modular platform is shared with the Q7, and the drivetrain is laid out similarly to the Model X with a battery under the floor within the wheelbase. Three electric motors – one at the front axle, two at the rear – will offer fully electric four-wheel drive.

Audi is claiming segment-leading aerodynamics thanks to its completely closed underbody and optimised shell. The concept offers space for four adults and a coupe-like profile – similar to the BMW X4, Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and Porsche Macan.

In May, the company announced at its shareholders’ meeting that it would be investing €24bn (£17bn) in its facilities and staff over the coming years, preparing to launch eight new models including two SUVs in the Q range, beginning with the Q1 next year.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.