Audi Activesphere concept teased as futuristic off-road SUV

The latest in the line-up of Audi’s ‘sphere’ concepts is the Activesphere, which will debut in 2023

Audi has revealed a teaser image of a new concept car, called Activesphere, which previews a potential production car to replace the firm’s TT coupe when it eventually goes off sale. 

The Audi Activesphere coupe-crossover is the latest in a string of four ‘sphere’ concepts that include the brand’s Skysphere model, which was quickly followed by the Grandsphere concept. Earlier this year we saw the new Urbansphere concept, too. 

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Each of Audi’s ‘sphere’ concepts hints at the future direction of the brand, not only in design but potentially the type of products the German firm intends to offer. Audi hasn’t divulged too much about its latest model pictured above, but we do know that it’s designed for automated driving and will be fully electric. 

The Activesphere’s shape shows a lifted, rakish SUV with chunky off-road tyres and a long, swooping bonnet. Audi says the car “will offer maximum variability for an active lifestyle”. Details such as the ultra-slim headlights, angular grille and wide wheel arches are all design traits we’ve seen on the firm’s other ‘sphere’ concepts.

The German firm hasn’t yet outlined tech specs for its concept, but like the Urbansphere, the Activesphere could be based on Audi’s PPE platform, which could mean a battery around 120kWh for a range of more than 450 miles on a charge.

The Activesphere is the only SUV of the four models, as the Skysphere took the form of a two-door convertible with a focus on autonomous driving, the Grandsphere an ultra-luxurious four-door saloon that previews a future Audi A8 limo, and the Urbansphere materialised as a practical MPV-style machine for megacities with a focus on interior space. 

Audi has described the interior of its ‘sphere’ concepts as “a third living space”, so expect the Activesphere’s cabin to boast plenty of space and advanced screen projection and gesture recognition tech when it makes its debut early next year.

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