Audi has unveiled a futuristic new crossover concept called Allroad Shooting Brake, incorporating a host of design elements that define the brand’s future design values, that we will see first on the next-generation TT.
As you can see the new design is in no way groundbreaking and is just an evolution of the current design language.
Exterior highlights of the concept include low-profile dual headlights with matrix LED technology, large hexagonal single-fram grille, narrow cross fins below large air inlets, short overhangs, low roofline that runs out into the distinctive C-pillars. The charging port in the left pillar and a fuel door in the right pillar.
The allroad shooting brake has a wheelbase of 2.51 metres, length of 4.20 metres, width of 1.85 metres and it is 1.41 metres tall.
Inside there is enough room for four passengers, showing narrow sports seats at the front, foldable rear seats, clean design and also an advanced MMI system.
Power comes from a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with a total output of 402bhp (408PS) and 650 Nm of torque, good for a sprint from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.
The 288bhp 2.0-litre TFSI operates together with disc-shaped 54bhp electric motor integrated in the six-speed s-S tronic. A second 113bhp is located in the rear axle, supplying power at low and moderate vehicle speeds.
Average fuel economy is an impressive 148.7mpg with CO2 emissions of 45g/km. Range from a full charge is up to 510 miles.
The liquid-cooled battery has an energy capacity of 8.8 kWh, enough for 31 miles of purely electric driving at speeds up to 81mph.
The concept has three driving modes:
-EV mode with the electric motor at the rear axle working.
-Hybrid mode sees the drivetrain work together in various ways as necessary. In many situations, the electric motor in front acts as a generator – driven by the engine, it charges the battery, and this extends the car’s effective electric driving range.
-Sport mode has the car’s full system power is available, with the electric motor at the rear axle working together with the 2.0 TFSI in a boost mode.
The allroad shooting brake concept will debut on Monday at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.