Your autonomous premium compact folks mover has arrived.
[UPDATE, April 11] A brand new teaser picture has been added above.
The final spectacular idea Audi revealed was the This autumn E-Tron electrical crossover which made its public debut on the Geneva Motor Present final month. Whereas it regarded virtually manufacturing prepared (and can really attain the meeting strains in 2020 or 2021), the corporate’s new research is way from being destined for manufacturing. It’s referred to as the AI:me and is scheduled to be revealed through the Shanghai Motor Present on April 15.
That’s clearly not what you’d name a typical Audi. The idea, not less than from what we’re in a position to see so removed from the primary drawings, takes the form of a compact folks hauler with sloped roofline on the entrance and a extra angular strategy on the again. At this level, we are able to’t inform the precise seating configuration of the cabin, however the automobile seems to have the ability to accommodate 4 passengers.
“Audi AI:me is the title of a brand new design research that the model with the 4 rings might be presenting on the Shanghai Motor Present on April 15, 2019. The showcar illustrates the imaginative and prescient of an automatic driving compact automotive for the megacities of tomorrow,” the automaker’s official press launch says.
The only design sketch of the inside reveals an fascinating format of the dashboard with a large display screen behind the steering wheel and wooden trim panels. Given the research’s self-driving nature, count on the steering column to be retractable.
Extra Shanghai Debuts:
Because the title suggests, the automobile will most likely be demonstrating Audi’s newest synthetic intelligence developments and autonomous applied sciences. We’ll know extra on April 15 when the Shanghai Motor Present begins so keep tuned.
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Audi at Auto Shanghai 2019
- Audi Press Convention on April 16, 2019, at 5:00 a.m. (CEST)
- Two world premieres – Audi AI:ME and Audi Q2L e-tron
- Regionally produced Audi Q3 launches available on the market
Audi is beginning the Auto Shanghai 2019 motor present with two world premieres and a complete sequence of nationwide improvements. The model is presenting the visionary Audi AI:ME idea automotive within the southern Chinese language metropolis. As well as, two electrical fashions will make their sequence debut in Shanghai: the Audi e-tron and the Q2L e-tron, which was designed particularly for China and is constructed within the Foshan plant. The compact SUV, which might be delivered to the primary clients in the summertime of 2019, is even experiencing its world premiere in Shanghai.
Audi CEO Bram Schot: “With each the Audi Q2L e-tron and Audi e-tron electrical fashions, we’re launching a brand new period in China with our associate FAW. The compact SUV might be produced domestically already this yr and, starting in 2020, the Audi e-tron may even be produced in China, our largest and most essential market worldwide.”
The physique of the Audi Q2L e-tron is 33 millimeters (1.three in) longer than that of the essential mannequin. The automotive is powered by an electrical motor on the entrance axle that mobilizes 100 kilowatts and 290 newton meters (213.9 lb-ft). With a battery capability of 38 kilowatt hours, it has a variety of as much as 265 kilometers (164.7 mi), decided in line with the native homologation process.
The second era of the Audi Q3, which is having its nationwide gross sales launch in Shanghai, can also be being manufactured in China. The household SUV not solely appears extra self-confident however can also be roomier and extra versatile. Identical to the Audi prime fashions, it encompasses a digital working and show idea, intensive infotainment options and modern help programs.Chinese language clients can select from three four-cylinder engines ranging between 110 and 162 kW (150 – 220 PS).
One other spotlight of Audi’s presence in Shanghai is the world premiere of a visionary idea automotive for tomorrow’s city mobility: the Audi AI:ME reveals the concepts of Audi designers and builders for a compact automotive of the long run. The present automotive affords a roomy, futuristic inside and functionality for degree four automated driving. This enables the occupants the liberty to do what they like with their time on board. The Audi AI:ME affords a broad vary of high-tech options for communication, leisure, or just leisure.
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