The new Audi A4 allroad is a rugged version of the already popular model and is expected to hit dealerships in 2016.
As the vehicle gears up for an official launch, latest spy pictures revealed the car which is being tested in the Southern parts of Europe at the moment. The car will be available for purchase in the United States and UK among other regions towards the second half of next year. With their launch, Audi expects to beat the likes of Volkswagen Golf Attack, Volvo V60 and Leon X-Perience.
Some of the unique design features of the A4 Allroad include its increase ride height and the lower edges are now cladded. When compared to the standard A4 Avant, the new All-road is at least 37mm high which allows the riders to climb those tricky hill terrains without difficulty. The increased height is also being associated to compensate the car’s center of gravity.
The interiors of the car remain the same and has enough space for your luggage. There is a decent 505 liters of cargo space when the rear seat is in place. If you don’t have any passengers onboard and plan to simply store all the stuff within, the rear seats can be folded which increases the total space to 1510 liters. Everything including the cabin architecture, infotainment system, seats and trim options will be directly borrowed from the existing A4 Saloon.
A four-cylinder petrol engine will power up the Allroad and there is also a variant with V6 diesel engine. The petrol model delivers 148 bhp power. The car will use a six speed manual transmission system and buyers have the option to go for a seven speed S-tronic dual clutch automatic transmission model.
The official pricing for the 2016 Audi A4 Allroad is yet to be announced which is an obvious point. The manufacturer will take some time before they make the car officially available with dealers and confirm its on-road pricing. It will be slightly higher than the existing saloon models because of the better engine power and the robust body on which it is built on.
As the name suggests, the Allroad is for buyers who plan to travel a lot, needs extra luggage space and land in varied terrains all the time. Once the rugged version of the A4 comes out, we will have a fair idea of how good it is from the slew of reviews from the car enthusiasts.