Audi investment in electrification, digital technology and the Autonomous control system will amount to 14 billion euros. So the company plans to spend in the coming five years to 2025 to produce 20 new models, about half of which will be fully electric.
To lead a new line of electrified models called crossover e-tron, which sales already started in Europe. Behind him followed kupeobrazny e-tron Sportback (2019) and the commercial version of the concept e-tron GT, which debuted at the motor show in Los Angeles. A Grand-Tourer will hit the market in 2021 and will compete with the Tesla Model S.
Also in the Audi lineup will be an electric hatchback, the closest relative of I. D. Volkswagen will build It on a modular platform MEB designed specifically for electric vehicles. The basis of the e-tron GT will form the second “cart” e-platform and other models are likely to use the architecture of the PPE, developed in conjunction with Porsche.
The interests of Audi not limited to universal electrification. As it became known in September, the leadership of the brand, addressed the issue of the resurrection of the name Horch and the release of the ultra-luxury version of sedan A8 L. the Car with rich equipment, wheels of special design and emblems on the rear rack will compete with the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.