2021 really is the year of the EV SUV, with manufacturers releasing models in every size and shape you could imagine. Audi has been busy already, but what is likely to be their biggest selling EV is now here – the Q4 e-tron.
Based on a smaller platform than the larger e-tron models, the Q4 e-tron is roughly Q3-sized and carries a similar SUV style body, but this is a ground-up designed EV, so clever packaging is everywhere.
The exterior has a bold design, but no silly green/blue bits to shout that it’s an EV, this is an Audi SUV that doesn’t shout about what powers it.
The wheels are pushed out to the corners to give Q5-levels of interior space and there’s a large 77kWh battery under the floor which in this RWD e-tron 40 model gives a fantastic 316 miles of range on the WLTP test.
That’s more than enough range for most people – if you can get from London to Newcastle on one charge, you aren’t going to get range anxiety for sure!
With 201bhp and 310Nm of torque, performance is decent, with that lovely seamless power delivery that only an EV can give.
And being an Audi it has one more trump card – the interior. Sleek, modern and laden with tech, the Q4 e-tron is the kind of place that makes you feel special while being ergonomically perfect. It bucks the trend of other VW Group EVs too, by having proper buttons for the climate control too – a big bonus for usability.
And you could win one right here in the BOTB Dream Car Competition!