2024 Audi Q4 e-tron Pricing Jumps $9,050 in Canada; Heat Pump, Charger Credit Axed for 2023
Audi is making some changes to the electric Q4 e-tron in Canada, introducing price increases and removing a heat pump that came with previous models.
According to the e-tron forum, Audi informed customers the 2024 Q4 e-tron will come with a $4,050 CAD price increase, taking the vehicle’s MSRP from $59,950 CAD to $64,000 CAD. This hike also eliminates the Q4 e-tron from receiving the federal government’s $5,000 CAD iZEV rebate.
Overall, Audi informs customers the 2024 Q4 e-tron will cost $9,050 more compared to 2023 models, after adding the $4,050 CAD price hike and the $5,000 CAD federal rebate being eliminated. Ouch.
But that’s not it, Audi will also axe the $1,500 CAD Home Charger Credit, as it ended on January 3, 2023.
Audi says it has been contacting all of its pre-order customers before December to finalize orders so they can retain the previous package pricing and qualify for the $5,000 CAD federal rebate.
For 2023 Q4 e-tron vehicles, there are only four trims available:
1. Premium Package + Technology + 55K (20” wheels)
2. Premium Package+ Technology + 56J (20” wheels)
3. Premium Package+ PDU + 55K (20” wheels)
4. Premium Package+ PDU + 56J (20” wheels)
Audi says Black optics, SONOS, Head-up display, and Tow Hitch can be added to the combinations above.
For 2023, Audi says due to parts shortages it will be removing the heat pump from the Q4 e-tron, and instead, be built with a traditional resistive heater instead. Heat pumps are more efficient than the latter and are generally better for electric vehicles to save battery life. However, a $1,000 CAD credit will be applied to Q4 e-trons without heat pumps.
On the Canadian EV Owners page on Facebook, prospective Audi Q4 e-tron owner Lynn shared details about the letter she received from Audi:
For now, the global parts supply shortage has yet to come to an end and continues to affect legacy automakers such as Audi.
Those that pre-ordered the Q4 e-tron will definitely be disappointed to find out the heat pump has been eliminated “for an indeterminate period” starting February 2023. But the 2024 pre-orders will feel the most pain with the $9,050 CAD price hike, after losing qualification for the federal iZEV rebate.