Followed by revealing on the internet a couple of days back, Audi has showcased the new Prologue Allroad concept at the ongoing Auto Shanghai show. This is the first time Audi has showcased the car in the flesh, which is likely to preview the next generation A6 allroad quattro. Audi revealed the Prologue Avant concept in a similar fashion at the Geneva Motor Show last month.
The Audi Prologue Allroad Concept is part of the three member Prologue family that will shape the future of the Audi cars. Audi revealed the first member of the family in the form of the A9 concept followed by the Avant Concept. The Allroad Concept is based on the Avant concept with a spruced up suspension and SUV style rugged body.
The Audi Prologue Allroad Concept, like the Avant concept, drives on a hybrid powertrain, albeit with a much chunkier 4.0-litre TFSI twin turbo unit. The combined output of the allroad concept exceeds 734ps and 900Nm torque, making it more powerful than the Avant concept that is powered by a 3.0-lire TDI engine that produces 455ps and 750Nm torque.
The 5.13 metre long concept gets a 8-speed tiptronic gearbox that helps the wagon push from 0-100 kmph in 3.5 seconds. According to Audi, the allroad returns and efficiency of 2.4 litre/100km while the CO2 emission is just 56g/km. On battery alone, the car can run 54 km before it runs out of the juice. The rear mounted battery can be recharged inductively.
Like the exteriors, the interiors are also carried over from the prologue family and comes with three touchscreen displays. Most of the buttons and switches have been replaced by a more user friendly and uncluttered layout. Since Audi will be launching the next generation A6 in 2016, the allroad version will most probably be introduced in 2018.