Audi's e-tron crossover leads the German luxury brand's charge against Tesla. The e-tron arrives in U.S. dealerships in the second quarter of next year. Pricing starts at $75,795, including shipping. It will have a range of just under 250 miles, based on the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure used in Europe, known as WLTP. It will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. The e-tron will compete against models such as the Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model X and Mercedes EQC. Audi says it will offer 12 full-electric vehicles by 2025, ranging from compact to full-size models.
Audi's latest Q3 also will debut in Paris. The compact crossover has grown bigger to distance itself from the smaller Q2. It gets new safety and connectivity options and uses parent Volkswagen Group's MQB platform. The Q3 is Audi's No. 3 seller globally, after the Q5 midsize crossover and A4 compact sedan.