The 2019 e-tron shown in San Francisco in September is Audi's first full-electric vehicle. The crossover, set to arrive in the second quarter of 2019, has a 95-kilowatt-hour battery and standard all-wheel drive and is able to automatically lower its ride height up to 3 inches at highway speeds to reduce drag. But what do we think of the looks?
"Audi didn't want to go crazy with the design, and it's completely obvious what it is upon first glance. It looks like an Audi."
It "doesn't have quite the swoopy, low-slung styling of the Jaguar I-Pace, but nor does it have the freighted mass of the Mercedes EQC, which looks imposing and heavy by comparison."
"The e-tron elicits a double take — it looks like an especially low-set version of the brand's Q7 SUV or a new vehicle that should be bearing an Allroad badging."
"It's a handsome design but not as eye-catching as the Model X (which is eye-catching for the wrong reasons) or the Jaguar I-Pace, both of which are more futuristic."
— New York Daily News
"Tamer and more mainstream than the I-Pace, EQC, or Model X."
— Motor Trend
"If you happened to see any of those 250 prototypes whirring around, you might have dismissed it as a Q5 with a funky wrap job. ... No bat-wing doors, no glass dome windshield, just an Audi SUV that looks like an Audi SUV, albeit with perhaps the best proportions and stance of any Audi SUV to date."
— Car and Driver