Audi 'grandsphere' concept car to be revealed on September 2
After showcasing the 'skysphere,' Audi is now set to unveil the second of its three futuristic concept cars on September 2. Known as the 'grandsphere,' the vehicle will look like a sleeker and larger version of the Audi A7 Sportback sedan without any internal combustion engine. The four-wheeler will also get a minimalist cabin and shall offer Level 4 autonomous driving capability.
The Audi 'grandsphere' concept will have an imposing design, featuring a sloping roofline, a short bonnet, short front overhangs, and sleek headlights. On the sides, the vehicle will be flanked by 'suicide doors' that create a pillar-less entry and designer multi-spoke wheels. A raked windscreen and narrow wrap-around taillights will be available on the rear end of the four-wheeler.
The production version of the Audi 'grandsphere' concept, codenamed Landjet EV, will use Volkswagen Group's unified-cell battery technology. The powertrain will allow it to deliver a range of around 600km on the WLTP cycle. However, the power figures are yet to be disclosed.
Audi 'grandsphere' will have a luxurious cabin resembling a mobile living room. It shall get a tray between the seats for holding goods and a 2-spoke octagonal steering wheel for manual control. Multiple airbags and Level 4 autonomous driving features will ensure the passengers' safety. Instead of a screen-heavy dashboard, the four-wheeler will have a minimalist design to ensure a relaxed driving experience.
The Audi 'grandsphere' is a concept car and will break cover on September 2. The company will also showcase an 'urbansphere' crossover, which is expected to be revealed in late September or early October.