German automotive giant Audi will debut their new show car at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, USA in January 2014. This two door crossover vehicle is reportedly designed for all roads and tracks, day to day driving and sporty use.
The new show car combines design attributes from Audi’s sports cars with the Allroad concept and the shooting brake body form. The term shooting brake is used for cars that are long, sleek and sporty two or four door hatchbacks. This body style can be considered to be a cross between a coupe and a station wagon. The car is 4.2 metres in length and has a very muscly look. This is further accentuated by the short overhangs of the car, its low roofline, thick C pillar, 19 inch alloy wheels and the taut rear.
The aluminum underbody guard at front and rear emphasizes the width and protects the car off road. Design elements that are typical of e-tron models, such as the ribs in the grille and in the side air inlets, fit in well with the overall design. This car builds up on the design cues from the Audi Sport Quattro showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year.