Audi E-Tron electric hatchback rendering makes sense (Anthony Karr)
Audi E-Tron Electric Hatchback Rendering lead image

And it looks good.

Yesterday we talked about SEAT’s version of the Volkswagen ID.3 that’s going on sale later this year in selected European markets. The so-called El-Born electric compact will share its zero-emission powertrain and other core technologies with its Wolfsburg cousin, and we suspect other Volkswagen Group brands will also benefit from the MEB-based model. More precisely, Audi could introduce a premium variant of the ID.3 and a new rendering tries to preview what to expect.

The ID.3 is already a smart-looking hatchback and this virtual drawing from Kleber Silva on Behance proposes a slightly more upscale appearance for its Audi analogue. The overall shape and size appear identical but at the front, Audi’s corporate hexagonal closed grille gives the compact EV a more aggressive look. Below that is a sculptured bumper with wide air openings that are probably there just for a visual effect rather than having an actual purpose.

The rear end is simpler and features slim taillights connected with an LED strip that creates a wider visual appearance. Finally, there’s a set of Audi E-Tron-inspired aerodynamic wheels.

See its Spanish and German cousins:

The ID.3 is currently produced at Volkswagen’s Zwickau factory where the SEAT El-Born will also be assembled. The German company continues to invest in the plant and from 2021 it will be building up to 330,000 all-electric vehicles per year. In total, six MEB-based models from the Volkswagen, Audi, and SEAT marques will be built there, making Zwickau “the largest and most efficient electric car plant in Europe.”