Roadshow Video Reviews
2007 LA Auto Show: Audi Cross Cabriolet ConceptLike washing Godzilla in hot water, Audi envisions making rugged SUV's smaller--a LOT smaller.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Okay, if it's small and it's tall it has to be a crossover right? Not necessarily. Look at this guy. Small, tall but Audi says it's a true full-ability SUV. It's called the Audi Cross Cabriolet Concept. It's a quattro drive train, power is a 3 liter 240 horsepower, super torchy [assumed spelling], clean, turbo diesel. That's very doable right now. It even meets the Euro 6 Spec [assumed spelling] which isn't going into place till 2014, so it's very clean. Has the signature Audi canvas folding top, 17 seconds from up to all the way down. Once you get in there, we get to see what we love which is cabin tech. A Google-Earth powered navigation system for photo realistic map. Hello, it's about time. Then you've got internet streaming radio, courtesy of a wireless live IP connection to this guy, and a new Bagon Ollafson [assumed spelling] head unit that takes advantage of it for streaming radio. Also, a person-to-person intercom. Brilliant idea because how often have you gone on a road-trip on a weekend, with the top down and everybody's hoarse by the end of the day cause you're yelling over road noise? Wouldn't happen here. Now notice an extremely clean deck when the top is down. It really screams convertible, but then you look at it another way and it really says "Hey, real SUV." Very much a concept of course, but Audi's pushing a couple of envelopes we like here. Really shrinking the SUV, and bringing us some real internet apps in the dash. ^M00:01:23 [ Music ]