A new report indicates Audi will bring a Q6 concept (name not confirmed) to the Frankfurt Motor Show programmed for September.

A new report indicates Audi will bring a Q6 concept (name not confirmed) to the Frankfurt Motor Show programmed for September.

Teased back in March, the Q6 is bound to take the shape of an all-electric "sexy and sporty" crossover set for a 2018 market launch. It will be prefigured at IAA this September but most likely Audi will use a different nameplate compared to the production version which according to the company will be "packed with utility."

The report goes on to specify it will be based on the second-gen MLB platform and will adopt an "extreme aerodynamic styling" that hasn't been seen before on any Audi. VW's premium marque has already promised the 2018 Q6 will have a range of at least 310 miles (500 km) and they will make a minimum of 10,000 units each year because anything less than that wouldn't represent a viable business case, according to company CEO Rupert Stadler.

It's being envisioned as a Tesla Model X competitor and is expected to spawn plug-in hybrid and hydrogen derivatives following the release of the all-electric model. There's no word right now about the possibility of a conventional-powered Q6.

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