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Audi Q3 2019: EV reveal set for Geneva


In the way of its excellent and mildly hilarious Super Bowl commercial, 'The Cashew' Audi is set to unveil yet another desirable looking, Goldilocks-sized EV at the Geneva Motor Show.

Audi is not releasing too many details but has confirmed the Q3-sized "premium compact SUV concept" will debut in Geneva on March 5.

More enticingly, this 'concept' is likely to be very close to the production model the company is expected to reveal later in 2020, with deliveries expected to begin at the start of 2021.

The as-yet-unnamed EV will be a sister model to Volkswagen's Golf-size I.D. Neo electric hatch, which goes on sale in Europe next year, and will sit on the same VW Group MEB electric-car architecture.

If and when it goes into production the Audi would be built alongside the Neo at the VW factory in Zwickau, Germany, where the global giant is investing 1.2 billion euros in EVs, with the goal of producing as many as 330,000 of them a year, wearing VW, Audi and Seat badges.

The Q3-sized but no doubt more futuristically styled SUV is part of Audi's attempt to fill out its EV line-up in a bid to take on Tesla, and Jaguar's I-Pace.

The new MEB-based small SUV EV would join the Audi E-Tron, which is already for sale, with deliveries starting in Europe next month. The E-Tron will arrive in Australia later this year, with prices tipped to start around $140,000, but so far unconfirmed.

Audi is seriously invested in EV technology, as its Super Bowl commercial indicates, and plans to have 12 full EV models in showrooms by 2025.

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