January 9, 2005
Source: Audi AG
Debut in Detroit: Audi is proudly unveiling the allroad quattro concept at the North American International Automobile Show in Detroit. This very special crossover has indeed been developed especially for presentation at the most important car show in the USA, just as the very first allroad quattro concept car was also revealed in Detroit in January 1998.
Like its predecessor, this new Audi allroad quattro concept presents a completely new philosophy in the world’s leading and most significant crossover market and will test both the press and the public for their response.
At the same time the allroad quattro concept serves as a spearhead in technology demonstrating innovative electronic systems destined to enter series production in a few years’ time.
Through its design alone, the Audi allroad quattro concept sets a clear standard, visibly combining the elegant sporting character of the Audi Avant with the functional elements of an off-roader in creating a vehicle fully at home both on the highway and a snowbound mountain track.
The distinctive looks of the allroad quattro concept are matched perfectly by the car’s equally outstanding technical features: It virtually goes without saying that an Audi of this caliber must come with a powerful engine, permanent quattro all-wheel drive, and the right kind of suspension designed for both outstanding ride comfort at high speeds as well as supreme dynamic handling on-road and off-road.