The highly advanced, elegant, and practical Audi prologue allroad is set to make its world premiere at Auto Shanghai. This show car has five doors and its body has been raised, giving it a tougher stance. Digital interaction between the driver and the passengers is possible in this concept. One can’t help but be impressed with this plug-in hybrid as it delivers 734 hp but comes with very low consumption.
All of Audi’s allroad models do not disappoint. The same is true with the Audi prologue allroad. It can be recalled that fifteen years ago, Audi released the allroad Quattro, a new class of automobile that broke a lot of boundaries. This car features the dynamics and comfort of luxury cars but with optimum variability and a superb off-road ability.
What Audi shows off at the China show is a fresh version of its allroad theme, giving us a glimpse of the brand’s future in terms of design. The Audi prologue allroad measures 5.13 metres and features a long front-end and a roofline that quickly drops again. Its very flat D-pillars make its profile more athletic and showcase the allroad concept’s dynamics and elegance in a fresh manner.
The Audi prologue allroad has bold bumpers and the widely flared wheel wells, which accommodate a set of 22‑inch wheels with a five-arm design. With the proportions, the front and rear wheel are equally emphasized. With a Dehua White finish, this show car breathes elegance in every little detail. The window capping strips have sensor surfaces for the door locks.
The charging port and fuel tank also have electric covers. The car has aluminium accents all over it, including on the roof rails, the mirror housings, the parts around the windows as well as its front and rear. Along the wheel wheels, we see an extension offset in grey. We also see the entire bottom edge of the raised body, expressing the car’s strength and power as well as its width.
The front is dominated by a flat and wide Singleframe grille that is integrated into the body. The brushed aluminium crossbars offer a cohesive look, leading to a new version of the Audi e-tron appearance. Audi leads when it comes to lighting technology. The show car uses wedge-shaped headlights that utilize Matrix laser technology.
Since the light is cut down into numerous tiny pixels, there are countless ways of distributing this light. The upper and outer edges of the air inlets are separated by the bumper blade, giving off a new e-tron light signature from the LED light guides. The rear of this car is drawn-in laterally and shows off a dynamic look even when it’s unmoving.
The LED rear lights are connected by a thin strip of lights. The housings are built using 3D glass and this leads to three-dimensional, sculpted effects. Meanwhile, the rear apron features flat, horizontally split openings on the two sides that graphically merge the exhaust system into the rear-end design. This detail is symbolic of the drive concept of the Audi prologue allroad – the efficient interaction between combustion engine and electric motor.
Those in the market for a car that’s useful for daily driving and recreation will love the Audi prologue allroad. The car’s interior is roomy and luxurious. It features graceful lines and slender geometric bodies that give off the feeling of serenity, lightness, and expanse.
In addition, the continuous centre console and the front seats seem to float. The instrument panel has a horizontal orientation. Furthermore, its upper level is part of the wraparound. This arc encompasses the cabin and the luggage compartment.
The broad air vent is covered by a perforated trim panel. When the air-conditioning is switched higher, it retracts. The car comes with a fresh display and operating concept. The front of the instrument panel spans its entire width. This display surface integrates three touch displays.
Aluminium frames are seen on the driver displays on both sides of the steering wheel. The front passenger can make use of a widescreen display fully integrated into the instrument panel to configure infotainment options.
Simply by swiping, the options can be brought to the right driver display or to the Audi virtual cockpit future at the back of the steering wheel. [source: Audi]