Anyone else tired of so many crossovers? We thought so.
Earlier this month, Audi revealed its new 2020 A6 Allroad, which we described as the cure for lame crossovers. We still stand by that. Based on the also new A6 sedan, the A6 Allroad is a wagon variant with a slightly higher ride height equipped with various features such as hill descent control for off-road conditions. There also enhanced wheel arches to help provide a more "outdoorsy” look, similar to what Subaru does when turning the Legacy sedan into the Outback.
But at the time of the reveal, there was no indication the Quattro AWD A6 Allroad was coming to North America. Its younger sibling, the A4 Allroad, is fortunately offered here, but nothing was mentioned in Audi’s press release about the A6 Allroad’s arrival. Today, however, new information has come to light. We’ve been alerted to Audi’s official Canadian website and, lo and behold, there’s a page displaying "The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad.” Tagline: "Adventure Awaits.”
No pricing is shown but there is an option to reserve one. Given that Canada is part of North America, wouldn’t it make sense for the A6 Allroad to be sold in the US as well? Yes, it does. We’ve reached out to Audi for comment and we’ll update this space if and when we receive a relevant answer. In the meantime, we checked Audi’s US website for any updates and found none. Nothing is mentioned about the 2020 A6 Allroad.
We learned several months ago Audi had plans to bring the A6 wagon, aka the Avant, and the high-performance RS6 Avant to the US by 2020. There have been no updates since then, hence us reaching out to Audi once again.
If the new A6 Allroad does come to North America, chances are very likely it’ll lack one thing found in the Euro-spec version: a 3.0-liter TDI V6. Yep, that’s a diesel engine. Offered in Europe with three different levels of power, this oil burner is "engine non grata," if you will, on this continent for understandable reasons. Instead, the A6 sedan’s new 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque is the prime candidate. We hope to have official news regarding this matter soon.