Audi To Show Hydrogen Q6 in Detroit

Posted on Dec 19 2015 - 5:24am by Lisa Chan

Audi is allegedly bringing a hydrogen-powered concept to the Motor City next month. The report comes from Autocar, which cites German media in claiming the new concept,

Audi to show hydrogen Q6

Tipped to be called the Q6 H-Tron, will ride on the same MLB architecture as the E-Tron Quattro Concept, shown at Frankfurt earlier this year. In fact, it sounds like the Detroit concept will look more or less like the Frankfurt concept, just with low-mounted hydrogen fuel cells instead of battery packs.

That said, Audi didn’t come right out and tell Impre Autos  that the Q6 H-Tron was coming to Detroit. Instead, a company spokesman told the website that “a concept car with new drive technology” will be shown at next month’s show. But this seems like a safe bet. As Audi continues to cope with the fallout of its diesel emissions scandal, shifting focus to an even more alternative fuel source would be a sound strategy, even if it is just a PR move.

Whatever Audi ends up showing in Detroit, we’ll be live at the show to report on all of it. Look for more in mid January.