Without screaming it from the rooftops, Audi has confirmed that it is working on a small sedan that would slot in below the e-tron GT in its lineup of fully electric vehicles.
Speaking to Autocar magazine at the recent Geneva Motor Show, the company’s head of design Marc Litche mentioned the plans for such a sedan when discussing Audi’s long-term electrification plans.
"There will be SUVs and low-floor sporty cars such as the E-tron GT, which is our “halo” car. There will be an E-tron GT in the segment [of the A4] as well. We're working on this right now."
- Marc Litche, Audi
We salute the executive for being so specific the subject.
Both the e-tron GT and the new small sedan will be based on the same architecture, dubbed PPE internally at Audi. PPE stands for Premium Platform Electric. Doesn’t get clearer than that!
The first PPE-based vehicle should hit the market before the end of 2021. As for the new small EV, it is further off on the horizon, probably sometime in 2023.
All of this gets us nearly to 2025, which is when Audi wants to have half of it sales be comprised of vehicles that are electrified in one form or other.