2025 Audi Q6 e-tron Confirmed as the Brand’s Third Electric SUV

  • Audi has confirmed a new model called the Q6 e-tron, which will be an electric SUV between the Q4 e-tron and Q8 e-tron models.
  • It will use the VW Group’s new PPE platform with an 800-volt electrical architecture.
  • We expect the Q6 e-tron to debut later this year and come to the US as a 2025 model.

Audi adds another electric model to its range, the Q6 e-tron. As its name suggests, it will slot in between the Q4 e-tron and the recently renamed Q8 e-tron EV SUVs. These first official photos of a camouflaged Q6 prototype undergoing winter testing give us a glimpse of what this new model looks like, and Audi has released preliminary details on its new PPE platform and 800-volt electrical architecture that delivers impressively fast charging speeds should make possible.

The Q6 e-tron will be offered in conventional SUV and Sportback versions just like its siblings. The square back is pictured here, and its overall proportions are about what we’d expect from an Audi crossover. The front looks like a split headlight design similar to the BMW X7s, but we’re not sure how much the prototype’s lighting elements will change for production.

2025 audi q6 etron prototype


This model will introduce the VW Group’s PPE electric platform, which stands for Premium Platform Electric. This underpinning boasts a more powerful 800-volt electrical system and will also be found in future models, including the Audi A6 e-tron. We expect the Q6 e-tron to have a standard dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup that will no doubt carry the Quattro moniker that Audi uses for all its AWD models. Competitors will include vehicles such as the Cadillac Lyriq, the Genesis Electrified GV70 and the Lexus RZ.

Audi has yet to set a debut date for the production Q6 e-tron, but we expect to see the real thing within the next few months.

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Despite being raised on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession with the automotive industry during his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school paper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually led him to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan for his first professional auto writing gig at Car Magazine. He was part of the Car and Driver team since 2016 and now lives in New York.