2022 Audi e-tron Sportback
By and large, Audi vehicles are nimble and high-performing platforms that people actually want to drive for fun. The 2022 Audi e-tron Sportback very much fits that mould – but with the added advantage of being powered solely by electric motors. For the current model year, Audi adds some available features to the fastback EV’s trim grades, as well as some aesthetic upgrades to the exterior. Independent reviews praised the 2022 e-tron Sportback for its responsive electric powertrain that quickly delivers power to all four wheels, sleek interior appointments and its deftly employed regenerative braking system to help keep the batteries charged.
Follow along with Audi City Ottawa as we closely examine this exciting and innovative platform.
Exterior & Interior Design
Refined Interior Materials
The 2022 Audi e-tron Sportback isn’t only focused on performance. Its interior is outfitted with some of the most refined interior upholstery materials available in this segment. Additionally, Audi City Ottawa customers will have several interior colour schemes to consider, depending on which of the available trim grades they choose to take home.
Aerodynamic Exterior Elements
Aerodynamic lines and sleek lines with a dramatic roof rake are more than just stylistic choices for the 2022 Audi e-tron Sportback. The automaker’s engineers have built the electric crossover SUV with a low drag profile to improve both handling and fuel economy.
Audi City Ottawa customers can choose some available upgrades that affect how the outside of the 2022 e-tron Sportback looks:
- S Line Black: Adds blacked-out accents like badging, mirror caps, and 21-inch gloss black wheels.
- Multiple Wheel Designs: Each trim offers several wheel designs that can be combined with high-contrast orange brake calipers for a more high-performance look.
Adaptable Cargo Space
Setting aside the athletic aesthetic of the 2022 Audi e-tron Sportback for the moment, buyers also need a vehicle that functions as a SUV. Owners will be able to use up to 770 litres (27.2 cu.-ft.) of cargo volume when the backseats are up and available for passengers. Folding those seats down will nearly double the amount of cargo volume to 1,543 litres (54.5 cu.-ft.).
|Specifications:||2022 Audi e-tron quattro|
|Wheelbase (mm/in.)||2,921 / 115|
|Length (mm/in.)||4,902 / 193|
|Width without mirrors (mm/in.)||1,935 / 76.2|
|Height (mm/in.)||1,651 / 65|
|Cargo Volume (L/cu.-ft.)||Seats Up: 770 / 27.2 Seats Down: 1,543 / 54.5|
Audi routinely defies expectations. That trend has continued with its roster of electric vehicles, like the 2022 e-tron Sportback. The fastback SUV employs a pair of electric motors powered by a high-capacity battery system that will produce 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque. However, owners can activate the vehicle’s boost mode to increase output to 402 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque.
Ready For Anything
The 2022 Audi e-tron Sportback was built to serve its owner. A highly adaptable air suspension system makes automatic adjustments to smooth out the ride on the roughest roads. Additionally, the vehicle’s ride height can be adjusted as needed. If an adventure takes the 2022 e-tron Sportback off the road, the available off-road driving mode will automatically adjust some key vehicle settings to make this possible.
|Specifications:||2022 Audi e-tron Sportback|
|Engine||Dual asynchronous electric motors|
|Max. Range (km)||351|
The addition to radios in automobiles is one of the great developments in the industry’s history. Audi is taking that to a whole new level with the available Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. Drivers and passengers will almost feel like they’re at a live concert thanks to the strategically placed speakers in the cabin.
Touchscreen Control Interface
There aren’t many vehicles that are as technologically advanced as the 2022 Audi e-tron Sportback. Its centerstack eschews traditional knobs and buttons for a pair of ultra-modern touchscreens. The screen at the top of the stack control’s the automaker’s infotainment system, and the one at the bottom controls the climate systems.
New Cockpit Display
An advanced vehicle needs to keep track of more advanced information. Audi has replaced the traditional analog gauge cluster behind the steering wheel of the 2022 e-tron Sportback with a large and customizable screen that can display maps, turn-by-turn directions, and more.
Audi Driver Assistance
Audi Pre Sense
Nobody can see into the future. However, the Audi Pre Sense system helps drivers of the 2022 e-tron Sportback be more prepared for the unexpected. The system constantly scans the area ahead of the vehicle and provides warnings when it detects a potential problem. If the driver doesn’t react quickly enough to the warning, the brakes can be automatically applied.
360° Camera View
Owners of the 2022 Audi e-tron will have quite the ability to maintain awareness of the area around the fastback SUV. The Virtual 360 camera system is a composite image and other information collected from the vehicle’s suite of sensors. Drivers can switch among those images by swiping left and right.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Technology has advanced so quickly in the automotive industry that it can be difficult to believe what is possible. The Audi adaptive cruise control system helps drivers keep a preset safe distance between their 2022 e-tron Sportback and the cars ahead of them on the road. If e-tron Sportback drivers encounter stop-and-go traffic conditions, the automaker’s Traffic Jam Assist system will take some of the burden from them.
Audi makes an incredible array of accessory and feature packages available to people buying or leasing the 2022 e-tron Sportback. However, an Audi City Ottawa customer could have some specific needs that the automaker didn’t include with the fastback SUV’s trims. Those people can choose from a huge menu of Audi-approved aftermarket parts. All of the available accessories fit in the five categories listed below:
- Wheels & Tires
- Sport & Design
- Comfort & Protection
The 2022 Audi e-tron Sportback joins several other Audi electrified platforms offered by the automaker. It is also a part of one of the fastest-growing and fiercely competitive segments in the global automotive industry. The 2022 e-tron Sportback is a uniquely designed platform that has the performance scores and pedigree to go toe-to-toe with traditional competitors like the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Independent reviews have lauded it’s sporty and luxurious features when compared to the Tesla Model Y.
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What’s New on the 2022 Audi e-tron Sportback?
The Audi e-tron Sportback hasn’t been around all that long by automotive standards. For the current model year, the changes made by the automaker might not be immediately visible to people looking at 2021 and 2022 models sitting side-by-side. However, Audi shuffled some features around and made a few subtle revisions to the trim ladder.
2022 Audi e-tron Sportback Models
e-tron Sportback ProgressivStarting at $86,400*
– Three available wheel designs
– S line Black package
– Black Optics package
– Rear side airbags
e-tron Sportback TechnikStarting at $97,800*
– Six exterior colour options
– Four wheel designs
– Trailer hitch
– Night vision assistant