Audi has teased the next, riding high Activesphere concept again ahead of its online debut on January 26.
As previously reported, the Audi Activesphere concept will complete the brand’s family of four ‘Sphere’ concepts and is claimed to be “the perfect companion for outdoor adventures”.
Like all Sphere concepts to date, the Activesphere concept is all electric and has been designed to be able to drive autonomously.
The latest teaser image of the Activesphere concept shows its side silhouette. Earlier teaser images showed shadows on the front three-quarters and the roof.
It appears the Activesphere concept is a high-riding sedan-like ‘crossover’ – similar in essence to the Peugeot 408 and Citroen C4 X.
Previous images have shown it to have large wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, flared wheel arches, rugged-looking decals running along the sides of the car, a roof rack system for skis and illuminated Audi badges.
Audi has yet to reveal the interior of the concept but it’s safe to say it will look futuristic and could feature a folding steering wheel for theoretical autonomous driving.
The Audi Activesphere concept is expected to be based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture being jointly developed by Audi and Porsche, and will underpin future models such as the Audi Q6 e-tron and the Porsche Macan EV.
The first Audi Sphere concept was revealed in August 2021 with the Skysphere concept, which is a modern take on the classic roadster.
Under the car’s skin is a rear-wheel drive electric power generator with a claimed 465kW of power and 750Nm of torque, good for a claimed four-second sprint to 100km/h.
The Skysphere concept has a lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of more than 80kWh, and an expected range of more than 500km according to the WLTP test.
The second Sphere concept is the Audi Grandsphere concept, which previews the upcoming electric grand tourer.
It features a 120kWh battery and dual-motor all-wheel drive power generator.
Total system output is a claimed 530kW and 960Nm, with a claimed range of over 750km according to the WLTP test, and a 0-100km/h acceleration time of just over four seconds.
It was followed by the Urbansphere concept, which previewed an electric people mover most likely headed to China.
Measuring in at 5.51m long, it’s the largest concept ever developed by Audi, and will be the brand’s largest production car if it ever hits showrooms.
The Urbansphere concept uses electric motors for each axle, which together produce 295kW and 690Nm. With a 120kWh battery pack, the big people mover is said to have a claimed WLTP range of 750km.
Audi previously showcased three Sphere concepts that were revealed at last year’s Monterey Car Week in California.
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