We have seen many vehicles offering great features, but lacking in the desirability factor. The latest version of the Audi Q4 e-tron has a similar case. It’s a refined vehicle and it offers good cabin space, good technology, and a better range, but still, it’s hard to justify its price.
This vehicle could very well be the first mass-market electric vehicle from the company. The pricier and luxurious E-tron SUV and the E-tron GT sports car have been launched before this model. And the company is hoping that the latest Q4 E-tron version would offer an affordable, usable, and desirable electric vehicle option to its large base of customers. If you get the version with the smaller battery it would cost you less, but the version that we tested was a bit more expensive. It had an electric motor that can produce a power output of 209bhp and a 73 kWh battery.
The range is similar to that of the longer-range version of the Polestar, 2 but it’s still less than the longer-range versions of the models from Tesla and Ford. Mechanically, the vehicle is based on Volkswagen’s MEB specialized electric car platform. So it becomes a sibling for the Skoda Enyaq and Volkswagen ID 4.
According to the company, the best feature that the car offers is exceptional interior packaging. The mechanical layout is also worth mentioning. The range-topping version will have two drive motors and four-wheel-drive, but the lower versions will have a rear-wheel drive, and they become the only models in the company’s modern history to offer this.
It’s a refined family car that feels mature and it is something that you would expect from Audi. It offers good space and practicality and it has a decent electric range too but it lacks the design appeal, that we have seen from many Audi vehicles. The cabin quality is also not as good as we have seen from the many Audi models. So, it’s up to you; if the appeal doesn’t matter to you that much, you can go for it.