April 12, 2024

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Audi is working on an electric competitor to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Audi is working on an electric competitor to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class

a few days ago Audi ActiveSphere Conceptthe fourth member of the Sphere family, which would serve as the inspiration for an original electric 4×4 vehicle the company with the rings is already working on.

This was confirmed by Audi’s chief designer, Marc Lichte, in exclusive statements to the British magazine Passenger coachNoting that they will have a direct competitor in their range to the Mercedes G-Class and Land Rover Defender.

This is a model scheduled for 2027, as a new strategic drive towards new sectors, facilitated by the formation of new associations and platforms. Of course, according to the English media, the PPE architecture that will soon begin to use will not use the most advanced electric cars from Audi and Porsche, but will take the base “from another part of the Volkswagen Group portfolio”.

One possibility is that Audi is benefiting from the developments in searchlight, An American brand that – under the wing of VAG – stopped manufacturing in the 1980s and is coming back to life with a range of purely electric vehicles with an off-road approach.

The question now is who will manufacture these exclusive units in Ingolstadt. All eyes are on Magna Steyr, the Austrian factory that, by the way, makes the Mercedes G-Class, so they have a lot of experience in the matter.

At the time, Magna had already been approached by Volkswagen to develop Scout models and that connection might be expandable to Audi. Early estimates put a manufacturing capacity of 50,000 units per year.