Audi has plans to show off a new all-electric crossover at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, according to a new report from Automotive News. The all-new concept vehicle will be based on parent company Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo architecture and will be also be joined by plug-in hybrid and hydrogen powered versions.
The eventual arrival of the electric crossover, which will probably wear the automaker’s ‘E-Tron’ badge, was confirmed by Audi development boss Ulrich Hackenberg at the first-ever CES Asia. The Audi exec referred to the new crossover as a “sports utility vehicle,” and said it will feature more radical styling elements which will separate it from the rest of the Audi portfolio.
As far as the electric powertrain goes, the new SUV should be able to travel over 310 miles from a full charge, making it a direct competitor to the Tesla Model X. The plug-in hybrid version, meanwhile, may feature a powertrain more similar to the Q7 E-Tron, which provides drive to all wheels using a 258 horsepower 3.0-liter V6 diesel and 94-kilowatt electric motor.
More information on the next-generation Audi crossover should become available as its debut date in September nears.