Audi is gearing up the next generation of PHEV with more range and power
This year Audi intends to fight back at the plug-in hybrid downturn caused by the switch from NEDC to WLTP through the introduction of a new generation PHEVs. The German manufacturer announced at the Geneva Motor Show four new models:
- Audi Q5 TFSI e (two versions – comfort and performance)
- Audi A6 TFSI e (two versions – comfort and performance)
- Audi A7 Sportback TFSI e (two versions – comfort performance)
- Audi A8 TFSI e
And the first one will be the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e-Quattro, scheduled for the third quarter of 2019. Orders are already being accepted with a price tag of €60,450 ($91,335 CAD) in Germany.
The second-generation plug-in hybrid powertrain is significantly upgraded compared to the previous generation (initially in the A3 e-tron).
According to the press release, Audi took care of the temperature comfort of both – battery cells and human beings – by using two cooling loops and a heat pump.