Audi has characterized the fully electric Q6 as "sexy" and "sporty" while being "packed with utility."

These exact words were used by Audi's CEO Rupert Stadler who went on to specify the model - believed to be called Q6 - will be out sometime in 2018. In an interview with Auto Express at the ongoing Auto Shanghai, Stadler said the battery pack will have enough juice to provide a range of at least 500 km (310 miles). He believes that by 2018-2019 the infrastructure for EVs will be ready for such a car while the developments in battery technology should allow Audi to achieve that range.

In other news, Stadler reconfirmed Audi's plans for a more expensive Q model sitting above the Q7 which will "easily" rival the recently introduced Range Rover SVAutobiography. The model in question will likely be labeled "Q8" and is expected to go on sale before the end of the decade. He also dropped a hint about the possibility of coming out with a rival for the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake by rhetorically asking "why shouldn't the station wagon not get more sporty?”.

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