Audi boss Rupert Stadler says the company uses E-Tron name for electric crossover, which will appear in the coming years. He enters the family of electric models, which also will be a sedan and a hatchback city.

For example Stadler remembered the appearance of Audi Quattro, which were known simply as Quattro. In the long run, the name of the E-Tron will be used only on models with electric propulsion system, as the current A3 Sportback E-Tron or Q7 E-Tron.

The basis of the electric crossover concept could go 2015 E-Tron Quattro. He had three electric motor with a peak power of 496 hp or 370 kW. Batteries should ensure that the range of travel in the region of 500 kilometers. What kind of power system will be used in the production version is not yet known. Note that the main competitor of E-Tron will be Tesla Model X.

Audi starts production of E-Tron in Belgium in 2018. The production version is likely to debut in the second half of next year.