- The 2025 Audi Q6 e-tron’s inside debuts with screens galore and an out there head-up show that augments actuality.
- Predictably, the within of Audi’s upcoming EV SUV additionally closely options sustainable supplies.
- The Q6 e-tron boasts 19 cubic toes of cargo room behind the rear seats; that house expands to 54 cubes with the second row stowed.
Audi has revealed the within of the 2025 Q6 e-tron, the model’s first EV that might be constructed on its new Premium Platform Electrical (PPE) structure. Primarily, it is the mannequin that units the tone for Audi’s future, and that future seems to be to characteristic a dashboard devoted to shows, amongst different tech-centric content material.
First Look Inside
Anybody who had hoped screen-packed interiors have been merely a fad ought to in all probability put that dream to mattress. The Q6 e-tron is the most recent instance of the place new-car cabins are heading, with not one, not two, however three screens dealing with its occupants. The OLED gauge cluster and infotainment touchscreen measure 11.9- and 14.5-inches, respectively, and each reside underneath a single curved bezel that is underlined by ambient lighting. One other 10.9-inch touchscreen is devoted to the front-seat passenger, and it has a manner of blocking the driving force’s view of its contents, per security laws.
With the Q6 e-tron, Audi introduces new Android-based infotainment software program, which brings what the corporate calls a “self-learning voice assistant.” Very similar to with Mercedes’s MBUX system, Q6 customers can summon the unreal intelligence by saying, “Hey, Audi.” The total extent of the voice assistant’s skillset is unknown, however Audi claims it could actually do all the pieces from study a driver’s preferences and make options. How lengthy will it take the AI to study that we just like the local weather set to 69 levels, the ventilated seats activated, and the heated steering wheel on? We’re to search out out.
Taking Audi’s in-car expertise additional is an non-obligatory head-up show with augmented actuality. When the SUV’s pace, navigation instructions, or visitors indicators are mirrored onto the windshield, their pictures are tilted ahead to create the impression they’re floating in entrance of the automobile. Audi claims this helps scale back distractions, significantly in low-visibility conditions. Nonetheless, that’ll be for particular person drivers to determine.
Ambient lighting is one other polarizing inside characteristic that is proliferating amongst new automobiles (personally, this writer loves the theatrics). The Q6 e-tron, in fact, affords customizable colours, but it surely additionally has interactive lighting components akin to a welcome motion and the power to inform folks when the automobile is locked and unlocked. Different neat methods embrace mimicking the flip alerts and visualizing the EV’s charging ranges. Neat, proper?
Q6 Vs. Q5 Cargo House
The 2025 Audi Q6 e-tron’s exterior dimensions are mentioned to be just like the gas-powered Q5 SUV. We drove a prototype within the mystical land referred to as the Faroe Islands the place that dimension comparability felt acceptable. Whereas Audi hasn’t but launched the Q6’s full inside measurements, it did reveal the EV’s cargo house. There’s 19 cubic toes behind the second row; fold these seats flat and that space grows to 54 cubes. In contrast with the Q5, the latter determine is an identical to the max cargo capability, whereas the previous is 7 cubic toes smaller. A minimum of the e-tron’s entrance truck contributes a separate 2 cubes. It is attainable the distinction can be made up with extra general passenger house within the Q6.
Giving the Q6 e-tron’s inside a more in-depth look will reveal its squared-off steering wheel, which is flat on the highest and backside and hosts a bunch of touch-sensitive controls. Whereas we admire the bodily quantity knob, we’re much less thrilled concerning the lack of actual buttons and switches elsewhere. For instance, the door panels have a plasticky panel of capacitive controls for the locks, lights, mirrors, and reminiscence seat settings. Thanks, however no thanks.
Some folks will be capable to look previous these particulars and others might be disenchanted. Ultimate judgements will be made as soon as the Audi Q6 e-tron and the higher-performance SQ6 variant hit the streets someday subsequent yr.
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