2017 Audi A4 Allroad is ready to semi-rough it (pictures)
Audi unveiled its 2017 Allroad model at the Detroit auto show, a variant of its A4 sedan.
The Allroad plays up its offroad credentials, boasting an additional 1.4-inches of ground clearance over its civilized sibling.
Although multiple engines will be available in global markets, the US version will get an economical yet powerful turbocharged four cylinder.
Of course, the Allroad will feature Audi Quattro all-wheel-drive.
As with previous Allroad models, plastic fenders guards protect the paint.
Audi has previously tried selling its Avant, a wagon version of its A4, in the US, but the Allroad has proven more desirable.
The wagon body gives the Allroad something backwoods trekkers will appreciate, cargo space.
Unlike the exterior, the cabin is identical to that of the A4 model.
Audi has been updating its models with what it calls a "yacht shifter" for drive selection.
Audi's latests Multimedia Interface controller streamlines some of the switchgear over its previous version.
The entire instrument cluster is shown on an LCD panel, letting the driver highlight gauges or navigation at the push of a button.
The center LCD gives full control over navigation and other dashboard electronics.