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Audi A6 Allroad spotted testing in the Alps

June 20, 2018, 04:05 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
Audi A6 Allroad spotted testing in the Alps

-    The Allroad is the new body style of the A6 after the sedan and Avant.

-    It is basically the station wagon with additional body cladding and a higher ground clearance.

-    It rivals the Volvo V90 Cross Country and the Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain.

Audi has been testing all their upcoming new cars on the scenic altitudes of Swiss Alps. First, it was the RSQ8 followed by the high-performance RS6 Avant. Now for the first time, the German carmaker was spotted testing the A6 Allroad. The Allroad is the newfound body style of A6 based on the Avant (estate).

The heavily cladded vehicle managed to hide the Allroad bits like the added black cladding all around. If you look closely, you’ll notice the widened wheel arches which usually accommodate beefier tyres on the rugged version. Even the ground clearance is slightly higher than the standard car. Apart from that, there is a bigger roof rail on top compared to the smaller ones on the Avant which also adds to the Allroad’s appeal.

The rest of the styling is similar to the new gen A6 sedan. The modern headlights, cascading grille and the nicely sculpted bumpers are all present. The rear is scrounged directly from the A6 Avant for added cabin space. Since the more practical estate cars are usually put to use for practical activities like hauling stuff, Audi is busy testing the load carrying capacity of the upcoming vehicles in the Alps. 

When it arrives, the A6 Allroad will enter a niche segment and will rival the likes of Volvo V90 Cross Country and the Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain. Production is expected to begin sometime next year after the A6 sedan reaches the global markets. It is the fourth iteration of the A6 after the sedan, Avant and the hardcore RS. Sadly, Audi will not bring the A6 Allroad into the Indian market.

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