Audi unveils Allroad Shooting Brake Concept at NAIAS

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 by

The lovechild of a station wagon, SUV and a Coupe? Well, that could be the first impression of the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept unveiled at the North American Interational Auto Show on 16th January .

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept front + side

The brand with the four rings is extending its design language with the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake. The compact two-door show car combines a host of visual elements of future sports car models with the Audi-typical allroad concept and “shooting brake” car body form.

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept side

The Audi Allroad Shooting Brake maintains a powerful stance. The interplay of its cleanly drawn lines and the taut, muscular tension of its surfaces create a sculptural design. The exterior skin appears as though it were sculpted from one solid piece, from the single-frame grille to the distinctive tornado line and crisp rear styling, in which the characteristics of the Allroad and the Shooting Brake come together. With a wheelbase of 2.51 meters (8.23 ft), the show car at Detroit is 4.20 meters (13.78 ft) long, 1.85 meters (6.07 ft) wide and 1.41 meters (4.63 ft) tall.

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept interior

Inside, there is plenty of room for four passengers. In front, the narrow sport seats give the driver and front passenger optimal body support; they feature highly contoured lateral panels and integrated head restraints, while cushioned pads support the thighs in quick driving through curves. An easy entry function makes it easier to enter the rear seating area. When the rear seatback is folded down, a cargo area with a level cargo floor is created, in which there is space for rather large sports equipment.

The plug-in hybrid drive delivers impressive performance with 408 horsepower and torque of 650 Nm. Believed to reach a 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and continue all the way to 250 km/h, the plug-in hybrid offers some exciting performance. Drive select management offers three driving modes. There is the EV mode, which can be selected by a button on the multifunction steering wheel; it prioritizes all-electric driving. Here, the front drive unit is inactive, and the electric motor at the rear axle with its powerful torque can rapidly accelerate the two-door car to a top speed of 130 km/h.

3 Responses to Audi unveils Allroad Shooting Brake Concept at NAIAS

  1. Don Barbieri Reply

    January 21, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Any idea when we can order this? Ideal for us living in the Spokane/Idaho northern mountains.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      January 21, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Hi there Don,

      The Allroad Shooting Brake is currently just a concept. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Audi gives it the green light so that it can be seen on the Idaho Northern mountains and the streets of the U.A.E.

  2. Pankaj Dev

    Pankaj Dev Reply

    January 20, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Could this be the new face of the Q lineup? It most probably will be. The aged Q7 certainly is in need of sharper looks.

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