Just last month, the 2022 Audi e-tron Gran Turismo (GT) was announced, and now the company is already unveiling a new interior design concept for its Q4 e-tron SUV model.
In a press release Tuesday, Audi released the interior concept for its new Q4 e-tron electric SUV, which features an Augmented Reality (AR) “head-up” display with adaptive cruise assist, which offers visual cues on the windshield to help the driver remain safe. The update also includes a spacious upgrade to the vehicle’s interior, which is reportedly similar in feel to that of a large, full-size class SUV, despite the e-tron SUV being quite a bit smaller on the outside.
A first look into the new #Audi Q4 e-tron: The #AR head-up display brings the real and virtual worlds together – its airy and spacious #interior is complemented by a new steering wheel generation with touch operation. Future starts from within >> https://t.co/wo78xkEh9A pic.twitter.com/6MXr8OJrHZ
— Audi (@AudiOfficial) March 9, 2021
The Audi Q4 e-tron interior also features a 10.1-inch MMI touch display with acoustic feedback, and voice control activated by using the words “Hey Audi.”
The vehicle’s new steering wheel includes touch operation buttons with haptic feedback as well as touch and swipe gestures, like on a smartphone.
Audi’s Q5 e-tron and the Tesla Model Y are considered direct competitors, though the Q4 e-tron features a slightly smaller, crossover SUV-like body.
The new Audi Q4 interior update comes in the midst of a growing electric vehicle (EV) market, and supports an increasing effort at Audi to go electric – following releases of the larger SUV models e-tron and e-tron Sportback, as well as the smaller e-tron GT.
Also, according to an eagle-eyed Tesla North reader Dan, he points out the speakers inside the Q4 e-tron are powered by Sonos, which looks to be a first for the audio company for putting its speakers into an automobile:
Zachary Visconti is a writer with a knack for electric vehicles, technology, and climate change. Currently residing in Fort Collins, Colorado, Zach loves his partner, his cat, and a good cup of coffee.