Audi has promised to make a production model based on the Q4 e-tron concept presented in 2019 in Geneva , and has now unveiled the interior of its future electric model. The SUV, which will be positioned between Q3 and Q5 in size, marks a radical change in Audi's interior design. The control logic is simplified, and the steering wheel has a new shape.
At first glance, in addition to the new steering wheel, we notice the disappearance of the operating concept based on multiple touch screens. The control logic now includes a few physical buttons and only two screens - one for the virtual instrument panel and the second for the MMI multimedia unit.
Less visible, but at least as spectacular, is the augmented reality (AR) system, which makes a mix of virtual reality and real-reality to transmit relevant information to the driver. The system uses an image generation unit (PGU) that integrates a system of mirrors and screens in the dashboard.
Audi has made a considerable effort to transform the classic head-up display from an area of rather modest utility into a system reminiscent of the specialized headphones of fighter pilots. The images generated by the Audi Q4 computer as navigation indications or information of the assistance systems are dynamically superimposed over the real elements visible through the windshield.
2021 Audi Q4 e-tron electric SUV is the fourth electric model, after e-tron, e-tron Sportback and e-tron GT. It will immediately be followed by an SUV-Coupé version, called the Q4 Sportback e-tron, which has already been presented as a concept.