The Audi Allroad Shooting Brake is Cool, But What Is it Previewing?

The Audi Allroad Shooting Brake is Cool, But What Is it Previewing?Image via Audi

This is the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept, and we like it. It's a weird fusion of Audi's Allroad-branded off-road styling, a VW Scirocco-esque body, and a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. While it's certainly cool, it could be a precursor to a few different cars, so we're going to takea quick look at what's going on here.

Audi TT: A new Audi TT is due soon, and it has always been previewed by a shooting brake concept car. Don't be surprised if the new TT looks a lot like this, but without the hatch and the Allroad elements.

Audi Q1: The compact premium CUV segment is heating up, and Audi is reportedly planning a Q1. We'd wager that a production version would be a little taller, and would have two more doors. It's unfortunate that the sex appeal would have to go, but we can understand it from a marketing point of view.

Plug-In Hybrid SUVs: This could also be the first sign of a new wave of plug-in hybrid SUVs from Audi. This concept uses a 2.0L TFSI I4 good for 296 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque (just like the one in the new Golf R) and is mated to a 54 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque electric motor on the front wheels, and a 114 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque electric motor on the rear wheels. Knowing that electric motors' torque is available at zero RPMs, we can see an SUV with this set up being an absolutely incredible off-roader.

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