Audi Q6 is a more premium VW Atlas sibling

SAIC Audi's new Q6 is a full-size ICE-powered three-row SUV with a larger footprint than the Q7. Despite the identical name, the Q6 has nothing to do with the planned Q6 e-tron EV, which will be sold only in China.

Audi Q6

Audi Q6

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology revealed the Audi Q6's exterior last March (MIIT). The model features the Singleframe grille and hidden lighting modules on the huge bumper intakes.

Audi Q6

Audi Q6

Both the front and rear lights are full-width LEDs, and the profile has a large rear overhang. The photo shows black 21-inch wheels.

Audi Q6

Audi Q6

The Q6 is longer, wider, and taller than the Q7, measuring 5,099 mm (200.8 inches) overall. The 2,980 mm (17.3 inch) wheelbase is identical to the SAIC-produced VW Atlas for the Chinese market.

Audi Q6

Audi Q6

The Q6 has three rows of six- or seven-seat seats. SAIC names it "Roadjet" to emphasize its cruising style, and the interior is more premium than the VW Atlas.

Audi Q6

Audi Q6

Standard leather upholstery with matching stitching on 12-way adjustable seats with heating, ventilation, and massage capabilities made this feasible (the six-seater gets optional aviation-grade executive seats). When the seats are folded, the van-like luggage space is 2,398 lt.

Audi Q6

Audi Q6

The dashboard has a 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit, 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, head-up display, and 8.6-inch temperature control touchscreen, with ambient lighting and metal-like accents.

Audi Q6

Audi Q6

There's a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, retractable cup holders, and rear sunshades. Audi AI Pro pilot L2+ ADAS is available for the Q6.

Audi Q6

Audi Q6

MQB-based model has turbocharged petrol engines. The 45TFSI's 2.0-liter four-cylinder produces 262 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque.

Audi Q6

Audi Q6

The 50TFSI has a 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 295 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. All variants have an automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, and adjustable suspension.

Audi Q6

Audi Q6

Audi has begun taking Q6 bookings in China. Prices range from 500,000 ($74,127) to 650,000 ($96,366).

Audi Q6

Audi Q6