The automaker launched the new 2023 Audi Q6 in the Asian country, providing customers with a sleek Volkswagen Atlas packed with plenty of technology, luxury, and other features.
The new 2023 Audi Q6 sports a large octagonal grille that Audi designers bracketed with vertical air intakes. Slim lighting units sit on the leading edge of the bonnet, while a rearward-extending styling element houses the taillights. This is different from the Audi Q6 E-Tron which is also in development.
The 2023 Audi Q6 with two engine options: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 2.5-liter six-cylinder. The smaller engine produces 261 horsepower (195 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque. The larger engine makes 295 hp (220 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque, which is capable of sending the three-row SUV to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 7.3 seconds.
This is the first Audi model in China with the fourth generation EA888 2.0T engine. Audi offers its Quattro all-wheel drive as standard across the model, and the Q6 is available with an adaptive dynamic suspension system.
The Q6 is so big that it is Audi’s largest SUV. It measures 200.75 inches (5,099 mm) long, 79.29 inches (2,014 mm) wide, and 70.23 inches (1,784 mm) tall, with a 117.32-inch (2,980 mm) wheelbase. The large space allows for up to 84.36 cubic feet (2,389 liters) of maximum cargo space.
Inside, there’s the 12.3-inch virtual cockpit and 10.1-inch infotainment screen. The crossover also has an 8.6-inch screen available for in-seat functions. Audi offers this with its Audi AI Pro technology that features smart parking assist, full-speed adaptive cruise, and other driver assistance features. It can accommodate six or seven passengers.
The Q6 will go on sale in China with six-wheel designs in 19-, 20-, and 21-inch specifications.
The crossover will also arrive in one of eight exterior body colors: Crouching Tiger White, Awakening Lion Grey, Flying Dragon Blue, Fulu Brown, Xuanniu Black, Snow Python Silver, Pegasus Blue and Audi’s first matte brown lacquer called Kirin.
Audi has opened the order books in China for the new SUV and is taking reservations. The entry-level Audi Q6 40 TFSI will start at ¥500,000 ($74,078 at today’s exchange rates). The top-tier Q6 50 TFSI Edition One is ¥650,000 ($96,302) to start.