Audi reveals crossover concept for Beijing show (2014) first pictures | CAR Magazine

Audi reveals crossover concept for Beijing show (2014) first pictures

Published: 19 April 2014 Updated: 26 January 2015

Audi has shown the new Audi TT Offroad at the Beijing motor show. The mean looking crossover is essentially a four-door version of the Allroad Shooting Brake concept from Audi’s Detroit motor show stand, mixing TT style with Q5 attitude as Ingolstadt toys with expanding the TT into a family of vehicles.

What do we know about this new Audi crossover?

Audi’s not let on any powertrain details so far, but we can glean an awful lot from these initial images. The overall styling is very similar to the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake, which in turn previewed the new 2014 TT.

You’ll spot the same inset LED headlights, the trademark single-frame grille, boldly blistered wheelarches with Allroad-esque plastic cladding. The main change versis the Allroad Shooting Brake concept is the addition of two rear doors.

The sketches show the main dashboard structure, complete with the huge instrument binnacle screen display, has been carried over wholesale from the new TT. The concept has four individual chairs inside, and the rears fold flat to hold the sort of extreme sports gear the marketing types like to believe every crossover buyer aspires to. Downhill skis, in this case.

I can’t keep up with all these new Audi models!

There are certainly plenty on the way. A Q1 crossover, potentially based on the same MQB platform that underpins the new Audi TT, has been confirmed for 2016: click here for CAR’s complete Audi Q1 story.

A sportier ‘Q2’ to challenge BMW’s new X4 would be a logical extension of that family, while at the opposite end of the range, Audi is reportedly still mulling a ‘Q8’ 4×4 to challenge the Range Rover and new BMW X7. It’s also understood Audi is mulling a third TT bodystyle (after the coupe and forthcoming roadster). This could take the form of a two-door shooting brake, or a four-door ‘coupe’ as per the Mercedes CLA.

>> Stay tuned to CAR Online for more on Audi’s latest SUV concept, and all the Beijing motor show news

By Ollie Kew

Former road tester and staff writer of this parish