|Audi is showcasing its newest future two-door Crossover at January’s NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit. The two-door model with its high ground clearance is a crossover – a car for all roads and tracks, for everyday driving and sporty recreational use.|
The show car is a systematic development of the Audi design language. It combines a host of visual elements from future sports car variants with the Audi-typical allroad concept and independent “Shooting Brake” body form.
Audi futuristic 2-door Crossover exhibit is set for 2014 NAIAS
Measuring 4.20 meters (13.78 feet) in length, the Audi has a powerful road stance. Precise and clearly drawn lines as well as geometric surfaces are combined to create a sculptured, clear design form. It is almost as if the outer skin of the two-door car has been modeled from a solid piece, from the Singleframe grille and striking side tornado line to the taut, coupé-like rear. The overhangs are short; the roof line is low and it ends in a strong C pillar. The pronounced horizontal body line and the large 19-inch wheels emphasize the impression of concentrated energy.
The show car is a compelling blend of form and function. The characteristic allroad design features reduce the volume and underscore its offroad character. The aluminum underbody guard at front and rear emphasizes the width and protects the car off road.
Audi 2-door Crossover for 2014 NAIAS peeks into the four-ring marque’s future design language
Design elements that are typical of e-tron models, such as the ribs in the Singleframe grille and in the side air inlets, fit in harmoniously with the overall design concept. The dual headlights and the honeycomb-structured Singleframe grille indicate the further development of the quattro design language which Audi already presented with its Sport quattro concept show car in September of this year at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The Concept 2-door Crossover, of course, will not be the only showcar for the 2014 NAIAS, be intrigued by a host of your favorite Audis come mid-January.