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2017 Audi A4 Allroad is ready to semi-rough it (pictures)

Audi's second-generation A4 Allroad SUV has just bowed at the Detroit Auto Show, and it's packed with new cabin tech and advanced safety features.

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Audi unveiled its 2017 Allroad model at the Detroit auto show, a variant of its A4 sedan.

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The Allroad plays up its offroad credentials, boasting an additional 1.4-inches of ground clearance over its civilized sibling.

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Although multiple engines will be available in global markets, the US version will get an economical yet powerful turbocharged four cylinder.

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Of course, the Allroad will feature Audi Quattro all-wheel-drive.

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As with previous Allroad models, plastic fenders guards protect the paint.

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Audi has previously tried selling its Avant, a wagon version of its A4, in the US, but the Allroad has proven more desirable.

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The wagon body gives the Allroad something backwoods trekkers will appreciate, cargo space.

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Unlike the exterior, the cabin is identical to that of the A4 model.

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Audi has been updating its models with what it calls a "yacht shifter" for drive selection.

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Audi's latests Multimedia Interface controller streamlines some of the switchgear over its previous version.

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The entire instrument cluster is shown on an LCD panel, letting the driver highlight gauges or navigation at the push of a button.

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The center LCD gives full control over navigation and other dashboard electronics.

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