Audi has announced the Q7 e-tron will be offered in United States and China with a gasoline engine.

Audi has announced the Q7 e-tron will be offered in United States and China with a gasoline engine.

Currently on display at the Geneva Motor Show, the Q7 e-tron is Audi's second production plug-in hybrid after the A3 Sportback e-tron. It marries a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbodiesel engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery but only for the European version as Audi has announced the Q7 e-tron set to be commercialized in United States and China will make use of a gasoline engine.

The company’s development boss Ulrich Hackenberg said during a press event at the Geneva Motor Show that a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine will be used for those two markets, adding that the diesel-powered version could still make it to U.S. later on if there will be enough demand.

Audi says the diesel Q7 e-tron will sit on top of the range so it will be more expensive than the Q7 4.2 TDI which in Germany kicks off at €76,100. It will go on sale next spring while the gasoline version will probably arrive a few months later.

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