Audi Cross Coupe quattro: The Design
The design of the four-door study presents itself as a further step in the evolution of the current Audi style. The prominent single-frame radiator grille, the proportions, with large areas of metal and narrow glazing at the sides, and the powerful rear end identify the SUV as a relative of the Audi Q7. The robust-looking sill area with its colour offset and the heavily embossed dynamic line above it emphasise the vehicle’s offroad character.
The study, painted in Liquid Silver, has a heavily segmented side area with gently climbing shoulder line and accentuated horizontal rear end. These elements are borrowed from the A5 coupe and are essential factors of this model’s independence. A typical Audi feature is the roof, gently curved and carried on the slim A and C pillars, evoking a coupe silhouette. Also typical of a coupe are the frameless doors with fully retracting windows. And the short overhangs also help to make the overall proportions appear so dynamic.
As previously seen on the Audi Shooting Brake study, the trapeze of the large single-frame grille with its vertical slats gives the front end an emphatically self-assured appearance. Particularly eye-catching are the three-dimensional main headlights, which incorporate LED technology. The reflector dishes concentrate the light to form a powerful, uniform beam whose white tone is easy on the eye, even on long night-time journeys. Naturally, the daytime running lights, which take the form of a horizontal strip, also employ LED technology. In addition to its design qualities, this also provides for an especially low level of energy consumption.
For the first time, the Audi Cross Coupe quattro employs LED technology for both headlights and cornering lights. Here, the lens, reflector and beam deflector are integrated in a single component. LED technology is also used for the main-beam headlights.
Viewed from the rear, the shoulder areas are especially prominent, separating the side areas from the D pillars and at the same time underlining the dynamic character of the Cross Coupe quattro. The tailgate embraces both the sides and the rear. The lights project deeply into both the side panels and the tailgate. The tailgate hinge is integrated into the roof rails. The tailgate itself opens up to reveal a wide, easy-to-load opening to the luggage compartment. Here you can find the same multifunctional rail system that has been well proven ever since its debut in the A6 Avant. The volume of the luggage compartment is 450 litres when loaded up to the edge of the window.
The rear lights are deeply embedded in the body of the vehicle, underlining the study’s innovative design. The transparent red covers in a supine U-shape give a clear view of the LED technology. The area of the lights is segmented by delicate fins, indicating the very high degree of precision. Again here, the turn signal lights form narrow, horizontal strips. The Cross Coupe is instantly recognizable, even at night.
The body of the Audi Cross Coupe quattro makes optimum use of the compact road space of an A-class vehicle. With a length of 4.38 m, a width of 1.82 m and a wheelbase of 2.60 m, it is only slightly larger than the A3 Sportback. The study shares excellent economy of space with this model, not least thanks to the transversely installed engine. The height of 1.60 m (18 centimetres higher than the Sportback) is typical of an SUV and gives the occupants a comfortable, upright seating position.
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