Our spy photographers have caught what appears to be a version of the US-spec Audi A4 Allroad family, captured during a series of meteorological winter road tests. We first saw the A4-based Allroad 2009 the Geneva Motor Show, where we heard the high-riding wagon not coming to the U.S. credit (or guilt) that the decision on the strong line of SUV of Audi, which now includes the Q7 Q3, Q5, and the trip next year.
Fortunately, someone at Audi H.Q. decided there is also room for a little more research and robust compact car in alignment with the brand in North America. The Allroad name is not new to these shores, although the latter sold in the United States was based on the largest platform A6. This A4 Allroad stays true to the theme of this model all-terrain vehicle, lite. Wheel arches gray and slightly above (1.5 inches) A4 Allroad give them the look of a 4×4 crossover.
This is the kind of luxury car that can handle the storms of snow and mud parking lot during the annual trip to the local treasury. But be sure to take in this old Jeep CJ5 if you have aspirations in the fight against the Rubicon Trail. So how do we know exactly what A4 Allroad is in particular the North American market, not only the same version currently sold in Europe?
Fortunately for us, one of our intrepid snapper took a picture of the cabin and a speedometer in miles per hour. Other tips side yellow lights (a legal obligation of the United States) and a U.S. license plate door in the front grille, which is almost but not entirely hidden behind the European car plate. Considering the absence of this camouflaging vehicles, and the fact that the A4 Allroad is already on sale in other markets, we expect the car to the car’s Detroit show next month.
The combination of the propulsion system is more likely that the 211-hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, mated exclusively to Audi 7-speed gearbox S tronic dual-clutch automated manual. Quattro four-wheel drive is standard, and programs for the A4 Electronic Stability Program (ESP) will earn an additional “road”mode.
Photos copyright Brenda Priddy & Company