SAIC Audi has unveiled its first full-size SUV, the Audi Q6. The unveiling which took place today was held in Shanghai and Beijing simultaneously. At the unveiling event, SAIC Audi also offered the new SUV for pre-sale reservations.
The new SUV will be offered in four trims; the 40TFSI Quattro cloud viewing type, 45TFSI Quattro Qiyun, 50TFSI Quattro cloud type, and the 50 TFSI quattro Lingyun Edition First Release Limited. Price ranges from 500,000 yuan ($74,000) for the base model to 650,000 yuan ($96,000) the high end trim. Customers who want to purchase the car can log into the SAIC Audi app and make an initial deposit of 6,666 yuan ($990).
The Audi Q6 is a full-size SUV that blends German engineering with elements of Chinese styling. Marketed as Audi’s “flagship Roadjet land plane”, the Q6 is SAIC Audi’s third model after the Q5 e-Tron and A7L.
The automaker gives users a wide range of options with eight color choices, six different wheel styles, and up to 11 interior themes to choose from. The SUV measures 5099/2014/1784 mm for length, width, and height respectively, while the wheelbase measures 2980 mm.
Built to seat six or seven passengers, the seats are covered in leather, and all front seats are fitted with a 12-way electric adjustment function. In addition, the Q6 comes with a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and the multi-function steering wheel is draped in Nappa leather.
It also comes with a triple-screen setup reserved for high-end Audi models. The displays include Audi’s 12.3-inch virtual cockpit that serves as an instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch MMI touch screen, and an 8.6-inch display. This is in addition to the head-up display system to aid drivers.
The new Q6 SUV has two turbocharged engine options, and 0-100 km/h takes 7.3 seconds. The first engine is a four-cylinder EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged engine churning out 195 kW/220kW and a peak torque of 400/500 Nm. On the other hand, the second option is a six-cylinder EA390 2.5-liter turbo engine. Additionally, all models of the Q6 come standard with Audi’s intelligent Quattro system.