Audi Bringing New Crossover Concept to Detroit

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Design study to showcase carmaker's future styling direction for Q models.

Design sketches of a new compact crossover concept Audi plans to unveil in Detroit next month have been released, indicating the future styling direction of the carmaker's next-generation of Q models. Audi's new three-door high-riding crossover sports a shooting-brake styled body with long doors and an angled tailgate, as well as a high waste, shallow glasshouse and substantial wheel houses accommodating 19-inch alloys.

The car's "confident" stance comes from having a long wheelbase, short overhangs and wide tracks. A single-frame grille flanked by sweepback trapezoidal headlights wears a quattro badge, indicating the concept comes with four-wheel drive, while E-tron identification suggest the concept will be powered by a plug-in gas-electric hybrid powertrain, similar to the A3 e-tron. At almost eight inches shorter than the Q3, there are suggestions the concept could in fact presage the recently announced Audi Q1. Thankfully, we'll only have to wait a few weeks to find out.

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