Audi E-Tron GT is Coming

Audi has released this official image of the e-tron GT prototype			

			Audi confirmed the e-tron GT at its annual press conference

Today, at its annual press conference, Audi announced that it's primed and ready to introduce a new vehicle every three weeks this year, with 20 new and redesigned models on the way.

The new all-electric Audi e-tron GT four-door sports vehicle has been trailed at the company's AGM in Ingolstadt today. This is where Audi now produces the R8, although the future of the supercar remains unclear.

Audi has confirmed plans for a new pure electric sedan to directly rival the Tesla Model S. The new four-door model, known as the e-tron GT, will share its platform with the upcoming Porsche Mission E and is planned to go into production in 2020, according to Audi chairman Rupert Stadler. With numerous phase-outs and its overall largest number of same-year model launches happening at once, Audi is coming back strong after facing continuous suffering throughout 2017 on the heels of the dreaded Dieselgate controversy. This compares with the €77,850 ($95,900) price tag Jaguar confirmed for the I-Pace at the Geneva show. The standard bearer Tesla Model X starts at $79,500. Audi will stage the world premiere of the battery-electric vehicle this summer in Brussels.

While Audi execs haven't given us much in the way of hard facts or specifications, we sincerely hope that the engineers will proudly uphold the Audi tradition of shoving the electric motors as far forward as is humanly possible. The smaller SUV will be underpinned by VW Group's MEB platform.

Audi has released this official image of the e-tron GT prototype			

			Audi confirmed the e-tron GT at its annual press conference
Audi has released this official image of the e-tron GT prototype Audi confirmed the e-tron GT at its annual press conference

That second auto will likely sell in higher volumes, but clearly Audi feels the e-tron range of all-electric vehicles has to include high-end competitors for both of Tesla's more expensive models.

Last year, the brand managed to cut spending by 1 billion euros thanks to cuts in research and development, sales and other departments to help allot more funding for electric-car production. Stadler said added that all "core model" series cars would be equipped with mild hybrid technology.

Kia has released more teasers for its redesigned K900, which is expected to debut at this month's 2018 NY auto show.

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