Audi e-tron Sportback: Facelifted coupe-SUV readied for late 2022 launch

Audi's e-tron Sportback electric coupe-SUV is set for an update in parallel with the standard e-tron SUV model later in 2022

Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback

The Audi e-tron Sportback – a coupe-SUV variant of the German brand's first fully electric model – will be getting a refresh in late 2022. Along with the standard e-tron SUV, the updated Sportback was reportedly set to adopt the 'Q8' moniker to set it apart from the rapidly growing range of electric Audis wearing the 'e-tron' badge. However, this name change may also be held off until and all-new version arrives around 2025.

Both the revised standard e-tron and the updated e-tron Sportback were spotted testing under partial camouflage in July 2022, wearing a similar disguise that obscures the front and rear end of the car. These are thought to be the areas where styling changes will be most evident on the updated models.

As with the standard e-tron, the revised Sportback is expected to be restyled to closely resemble the more recently introduced Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron family SUVs. No images of the interior have been obtained as yet, but an update to the infotainment screens is also likely.

Under the metal, the e-tron Sportback is in line for battery and motor upgrades to make it more efficient and give it a longer range on a charge. When first launched, maximum range was just over 200 miles; a series of technical upgrades introduced in 2021 boosted that to over 220 miles, but the updated 2023 model-year car is expected to hit closer to 300 miles, thanks to a battery size potentially in the region of 100kWh.

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