The Allroad is back.
Audi revealed a new version of its Allroad wagon today at the Detroit auto show. The Allroad, which will arrive in showrooms this spring, is based on A4 underpinnings and will replace the Avant variant in Audi's U.S. lineup for the 2013 model year. The Allroad hasn't been sold here since 2005.
The wagon draws power from a 2.0-liter TFSI engine rated at 211 hp and 258 pounds-feet of torque that works with an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. Prominent styling features include a single-frame grille with vertical uprights and matte or body-colored wheel arches and bumpers.
Function is fortified with stainless steel skid plates and side sills, and there are also elevated roof rails.
The Allroad is wider, taller and has more ground clearance than the A4 Avant. The Allroad has 27 cubic feet of cargo space, and 50 cubic feet with the seats folded down.
A panoramic sunroof and eight-way power seats are standard, with heated seats and upgraded audio among the options. A sport package offers a three-spoke steering wheel and paddle shifters.
Meanwhile, Audi also announced the A8 will get a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine rated at 333 hp, complementing the larger engines offered in the flagship sedan.
The A4, A5, S4 and S5 get freshenings that feature new headlight designs and updates to the bumpers and hoods. The cars also get upgraded technology options, and the S5 coupe now will be fitted with the 3.0-liter making 333 hp, which replaces the 4.2-liter V-8. The convertible version already had the engine.
The RS5 also made its U.S. debut in Detroit, after a global premiere in September at the Frankfurt auto show.