SAIC Audi has a new model in its Chinese lineup. The automaker has launched the new Q6 in the Asian country, giving customers a Volkswagen Atlas dressed up with a ton of tech, luxury, and other features.
The new Q6 sports a large octagonal grille that Audi designers surrounded with vertical air intakes. Slender lighting units sit on the leading edge of the bonnet, while a rear-covering styling element houses the taillights. This is different from the Audi Q6 E-Tron which is also in development.
Audi offers the new Q6 with two engine choices: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 2.5-liter six-cylinder. The smaller engine produces 261 horsepower (195 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque. The larger engine develops 295 hp (220 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque, which is capable of sending the three-row SUV to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 7.3 seconds.
This is Audi’s first model in China with the fourth-generation EA888 2.0T engine. Audi offers its Quattro all-wheel drive as standard on the entire model, and the Q6 is available with an adaptive dynamic suspension system.
The Q6 is so big it’s Audi’s biggest SUV. It is 200.75 inches (5,099 millimeters long), 79.29 inches (2,014 mm) wide and 70.23 inches (1,784 mm) tall, with a wheelbase of 117.32 inches (2,980 mm). ). The large footprint allows for up to 84.36 cubic feet (2,389 liters) of maximum cargo space.
Inside, there’s the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit and 10.1-inch infotainment screen. The crossover also gets an 8.6-inch display available for seat functions. Audi offers this with its Audi AI Pro technology which includes intelligent parking assistance, full-speed adaptive cruise and other driver assistance features. It can accommodate six or seven passengers.
The Q6 will go on sale in China with six wheel designs in 19-inch, 20-inch, and 21-inch specs. The crossover will also arrive in one of eight exterior body colors: Crouching Tiger White, Awakening Lion Grey, Flying Dragon Blue, Fulu Brown, Xuanniu Black, Snow Python Silver, Pegasus Blue and Audi’s first matte brown lacquer called Kirin. .
Audi has opened order books in China for the new SUV and is taking reservations. The entry-level Audi Q6 40 TFSI will start at ¥500,000 ($74,078 at today’s exchange rate). The first Q6 50 TFSI Edition One costs ¥650,000 ($96,302) to boot.