Audi was supposed to finally reveal its new e-tron electric SUV in August, but that launch has been postponed – a victim of the Dieselgate scandal. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested earlier this month as a result of his involvement with the scandal and because of the drama. It’s speculated that the reveal is postponed because of the drama.
The e-tron was scheduled as part of Audi’s Summit in August, but the Financial Times has the official cancelation:
“Audi, Volkswagen’s most profitable unit, said late on Monday that the Audi Summit, set for August 30 in Brussels where the e-tron will be built, has been cancelled. Instead, the summit will take place at an undetermined time and location in the United States.”
So with that, it’s not known when the Audi e-tron SUV will debut. The Audi e-tron was set to scheduled to arrive before the Mercedes-Benz EQC and BMW iX3 electric SUVs, so hopefully Audi isn’t delaying the launch too much.
Source: Financial Times