Tuesday, February 09, 2021

2022 Audi E-Tron GT: the Porsche Taycan's new cousin...














I remember seeing the concept version of this Audi E-Tron GT at the last Los Angeles auto show (2019)
And was pretty impressed. Although the rear seats didn't look roomy at all. Just like the Porsche Taycan.

The new production version is really close to the concept.
Of course, they added door handles and some other changes.  Somehow, I still like the concept better. Not sure why...
The interior is also basically the same. The production model shown in the pix has a lot of wood trim inside. I mean, a lot. Which is almost weird to see these days...





Nest to the Porsche Taycan, it is really obvious the 2 cars are closely related. Specs are very similar as well.
I guess the Audi is supposed to be a bit more luxurious. (With all that wood inside...)

So far, in Europe, the Audi is about $10 000 less than the Porsche version. Although there is no "base" version of the Audi yet. Like the one just released by Porsche.
Since the base version of the Taycan for 2021 starts at $81 000, it is fair to expect a $70 000 e-Tron GT in a year or two. Which could be less than $60 000 after incentives.

At least, it's not another Audi SUV...


 

11 comments:

Billy B said...

badge engineering. But when GM does it its a problem. (which it was but not really seeing a difference here)

Drew said...

Seems like they really are eager to start seeing some return on investment into electric vehicles that they would badge engineer a flagship vehicle so blatantly. It looks fine but Porsche can't be too pleased Audi is selling the same vehicle with different fenders

MrFantaPants said...

Except this isn't badge engineering. This is platform sharing. They share no panels and the interiors are totally different.
GM used to just change the badge and call it a day.

Anonymous said...

Love the fabric upholstery. A bold but practical choice for a car at this price point.

Soul2Stinger said...

Wow, they are both very similar. Seems that the only true differences are the headlights/tail lights, colors, and very slight sheet metal changes.

Anonymous said...

The concept had a sharp instead of round edge at the side profile C pillar and less rounded sloping roofline. More like the A7. Looked better to me as well.
They should have kept it since now it's too similar to the Porsche.

Dylan Mountain said...

It's the hard kink in the three quarter d pillar. Looks good on the concept and they didn't carry that over.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Audi hit the gym a little too hard.

But I’m with Billy B. This is Olds v Buick redux.

Anonymous said...

$100k? Um...no.

Anonymous said...

It's the same damn car. All the hard points line up: green house, doors, lights, mirrors, everything. If GM did this the media would have a field day.

Unknown said...

I'd love to see a properly bespoke VAG design nowadays, now even Porsches get reskinned. Whilst both are fairly good looking vehicles, the similarities are a bit very obvious, I think the whole greenhouse is identical. Also, both should be a hatchback.