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Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept leaked before Detroit

January 11, 2014

Preview sketches of Audi’s new Allroad Shooting Brake concept have been leaked online ahead of its North American Auto Show debut, giving us all some insight into a possible production car of the future.

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept

The concept is believed to be a precursor to a new A1 super compact SUV, however, taking a look at these images it appears to be more of a jumped up sporty hatch than an ultra-compact SUV ready to sit beneath the Q3.

One thing that can be confirmed is the modern style; it looks rather sharp and and suave with a certain off-road readiness about it.

From the front there’s Audi’s latest slimline headlights, a huge grille with horizontal slats, and a neat little spoiler system. Down the sides is where you can start to see the ‘SUV’ character, with grey plastic wheel arch moulds and a side skirts.

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept rear

Around at the back the Allroad Shooting Brake uses an integrated diffuser setup with twin exhausts, a small windscreen for a chop-top look, and a set of bulbous taillights that blend into the rear haunches.

As for the propulsion, details are still under tight wraps for the moment. Keen spotters will notice the ‘e-tron’ logos just in front of the rear wheels. These suggest it will come with an advanced electric-based powertrain of some kind.

All of the details will be announced at the Detroit show, starting January 13. Stay tuned for plenty of updates.

UPDATE: Audi has released details about the concept. It’s powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 215kW, paired with two electric motors that take output up to 300kW and 650Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 4.6 seconds, while a fuel economy average of just 1.9L/100km.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.