A new report indicates the Audi Q6 will also gain plug-in hybrid and hydrogen derivatives later during its life cycle.

A new report indicates the Audi Q6 will also gain plug-in hybrid and hydrogen derivatives later during its life cycle.

Confirmed for a 2018 launch, Audi's first ever Q6 will initially take the shape of an all-electric crossover, but following its launch it will be joined by plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell versions whereas details about a conventionally-powered model are not available at this point. The Q6 will be previewed this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show through a concept and its road-going sibling will represent Audi's answer to the Tesla Model X.

Billed as being a "sexy and sporty" crossover, the MLB-based Audi Q6 promises to offer a range of more than 310 miles (500 km) and will feature an "extremely aerodynamic styling" which Audi says will be significantly different compared to their other models.

At the moment of writing, it's not known when the plug-in hybrid and hydrogen versions will be out, but most likely these will be launched by the end of the decade.