Audi has unveiled the interior of the 2025 Q6 e-tron, following the preview of its exterior design in July during a prototype first drive event.
The Q6 e-tron holds significant importance for Audi for several reasons. Firstly, it shares a similar size to the popular Q5, fitting between the Q4 e-tron and the Q8 e-tron in Audi’s EV lineup, which sets the stage for potential success.
Secondly, it marks Audi’s debut model based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), a collaborative effort with Porsche, and integrates the new E3 electronics architecture.
Upon viewing the initial images of the Q6 e-tron’s interior and delving into its onboard technology, it becomes evident that the cabin constitutes a third compelling reason why this model will have a significant impact for Audi.
Ample Screen Space for All Occupants Audi emphasizes that the interior has been meticulously tailored to cater to the user’s needs, with a keen focus on reimagination. Leveraging the PPE and E3 architectures, Audi has taken a fresh approach to interior design and functionality, with a careful balance of technology, aesthetics, and sustainability in the Audi Q6 e-tron.
Beginning with the design, the interior boasts a three-dimensional, high-contrast layout, thoughtfully placing elements in either the foreground or background, resulting in a 3D spatial architecture that seamlessly blends aesthetics and ergonomics.
Central to the cabin is the “digital stage,” a term coined by Audi, which encompasses the free-standing Audi MMI panoramic display and the MMI front passenger display. The former features a curved design with OLED technology, comprising the 11.9-inch Audi virtual cockpit and the 14.5-inch MMI touch display.
Even the front passenger is treated to a 10.9-inch display seamlessly integrated into the dashboard design. Thanks to an active privacy mode with shutter technology, the passenger can enjoy uninterrupted movie viewing without causing distractions for the driver or even assist the driver with tasks such as navigation.
Additionally, Audi offers an optional augmented reality (AR) head-up display (HUD) for the Q6 e-tron. This HUD projects a large, tilted image plane onto the windshield, presenting relevant information like speed, traffic signs, and assistance and navigation icons to the driver.
This impressive array of technology and design elements indicates that the Q6 e-tron’s interior is poised to make a significant impact and redefine the driving experience for Audi enthusiasts.
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Continuing with the technological marvels, the Q6 e-tron showcases the Interaction light (IAL), which envelops the interior and cockpit in a curved LED strip serving three primary functions: conveying vehicle status, enhancing safety by visualizing dynamic turn signals, and providing charging status information.
The newly implemented E3 electronics platform empowers the Q6 e-tron to deliver a fully connected digital interior, seamlessly linking various functions. For instance, users can efficiently control numerous vehicle functions via Audi’s self-learning voice assistant, now represented by an avatar on the dashboard and the augmented reality head-up display.
Triggered with the phrase “Hey Audi,” this digital assistant continually learns from the user’s behavior, offering proactive suggestions, intelligent routines, and curated lists to provide the best possible support.
Simultaneously, the electric SUV introduces a novel infotainment platform built on Android Automotive, developed in collaboration with Volkswagen Group’s software company, Cariad.
Spacious Interior Featuring 18.6 Cubic Feet of Trunk Space The practicality of the Q6 e-tron is further accentuated by its PPE platform, offering an expansive interior equipped with an array of storage spaces and trays.
For instance, the center console boasts two cupholders, a dedicated cell phone charging tray, and two smartphone charging ports. The absence of a center tunnel translates to additional legroom, while the rear center seat is lauded for its exceptional comfort.
The trunk provides ample storage with 18.6 cubic feet of space, which expands to 54 cu ft when the rear seats are individually folded in a 40:20:40 split. Furthermore, the frunk contributes an additional 2.3 cu ft of storage capacity, sufficient for storing a mobile charging cable and smaller travel bags.
Audi’s reputation for crafting high-quality interiors is upheld in the Q6 e-tron, with materials carefully chosen for functionality and sustainability. Recycled materials, including Dinamica microfiber, Elastic Melange fabric, and Econyl, are thoughtfully integrated. Depending on the chosen equipment, the cabin also features traditional luxury car materials such as fine Nappa leather with diamond stitching, sweetgum and birch wood trim, and brushed aluminum accents.
Audi’s plans include the full unveiling of the Q6 E-Tron in 2024, with sales expected to commence later that year as a 2025 model.