Audi announces its futuristic allroad shooting brake Crossover Concept at NAIAS

 allcarschannel Audi broke out its newest allroad shooting brake two-door Crossover Concept at the ongoing 2014 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show). The new Audi Crossover Concept in an allroad shooting brake guise is available with an e-tron quattro drive.

Simply put, the Crossover’s allroad shooting brake means it’s takes on Audi’s ‘allroad’ or typically all drive wheel drive and a ‘shooting brake’ body form. Like its close siblings, the Crossover concept in Ice Blue features the recognizable large hexagonal single-frame grille, an insert with narrow fins, a quattro emblem on the lower part of the single-frame, an central air inlet, and the matrix LED headlights; along with cleanly drawn lines and taut surfaces.

2014 NAIAS Audi allroad shooting brake consists aluminium and CFRP

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. From the sides, the characteristic lines of the show car give the impression of concentrated energy. Its overhangs are short, and its roof line stretches low over the vehicle body. There is a charging port in the left pillar and a fuel door in the right pillar. At the rear, the aluminum underbody protection emphasizes the car’s width; its implied grooves vary from the e-tron motif. Horizontal, logically sequenced lines define the outlines of clean surfaces and taut volumes; the styling of the rearlights takes up the motif of the headlights. A diffuser integrates the two large exhaust tailpipes. The open roof spoiler further accentuates the design, while the third brake light in a flat light conductor form further complements the rear.

The Audi allroad shooting brake measures 2.51 meters for its wheelbase, 4.20 meters in length, 1.85 m in width and 1.41 m in height. The concept is wrapped in a mix of aluminium and CFRP (Carbon fiber reinforced polymer) sheets. Together with the large wheel flares for the 19-inch lightweight wheels, they highlight the car’s offroad character.

Interior-wise, the 4-seater Cross concept has narrow front sport seats with contoured lateral panels, integrated head restraints and cushioned pads. An easy entry function and foldable rear seatback for extra load space are some of its rear cabin features. Interior scheme comprises anthracite and rock grey colors, an alcantara rooflining, and lots of leather and bright and dark aluminum materials. Other interior highlights include a wing surface like instrument panel, center-spindle switches for the climate control system, an e-S tronic (shift-by-wire) button, sporty multifunction steering, and a new MMI (Multimedia Infotainment) terminal, as well as a 12.3-inch TFT screen.

Audi allroad shooting brake Crossover Concept; a hybrid and electric combi.

Audi’s NAIAS show car combines the appealing factor, highly efficient e-tron-quattro technology that produces 300 kW of power yet only consumes 1.9 l/100 km of fuel and cutting-edge electronic applications. The show car, which weighs around 1,600 kg without the driver, launches from a standstill to highway speed 100 km (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds, and its forward acceleration does not quit until it is electronically limited at 250 km/h.

The 2.0 TFSI transverse mounted 4-cylinder turbocharged powerplant in the Audi allroad shooting brake outputs 292 hp and generates 380 Nm of torque. Paired to a disc-shaped electric motor via a decoupling clutch and a second electric motor, the Crossover gets more effective propulsive power at low and mid-level speeds. Located just forward of the rear axle is a lithium-ion battery that consists of eight modules. It contributes towards a balanced distribution of weight, and it hardly affects cargo capacity at all. The liquid-cooled battery has an energy capacity of 8.8 kWh, which is enough for 50 km (31.07 miles) of all-electric driving. An Audi wall box is used for stationary charging.

An integrated six-speed e-S tronic dual clutch transmission makes sure the Crossover concept delivers torque to the front wheels in supersonic speed. There are three drive modes for the Crossover concept; EV, Hybrid and Sport.

Look out for this futuristic Crossover at the ongoing NAIAS in Detroit from now till 26 January.

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