New Audi crossover concept revealed
It's agile, compact and versatile-it's the new Audi show car, which is making its debut in January 2014 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door model is a crossover with a distinctly sporting slant and is designed for all roads, tracks and for everyday driving.
The show car is a systematic development of the Audi design language and combines a host of visual elements from future models with the Audi-typical all-road concept and independent 'Shooting Brake' body style.
The car measures 4.20 metres in length and has large 19-inch wheels with a clear design form, short overhangs, low roof line and ends in a strong C-pillar. The characteristic all-road design features serve to seemingly contract its dimensions visually while also underscoring its off-road character. The aluminium underbody guards at front and rear emphasize the width and protect the car off road.
Design elements that are typical of e-tron models, such as the ribs in the Singleframe grille and in the side air inlets, fit in harmoniously with the overall design concept. The dual headlights and the honeycomb-structured Singleframe grille indicate the further development of the quattro design language which Audi already presented with its Sport quattro concept show car in September of this year at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.