Gazing into the crystal ball of Audi’s future design language has produced an even sharper image this week, with the official reveal of the new Prologue Avant concept.
Revealed first as a big and bold coupe back in November, this latest iteration of the ‘Prologue’ concept hints at a new flagship wagon for the next-generation Audi range.
As with that earlier concept, the Prologue Avant builds on the ‘dial it up to 11’ lines of the new TT sports car, evolving Audi’s already sharp lines and tight angles even further.
The Prologue Avant concept’s debut in Geneva next month could also be a hint at plans to join Mercedes-Benz in the ‘shooting brake’ category (as it’s now been defined), focusing more on dramatic swooping lines than boxy practicality.
Indeed, it would surprise few to see the next generation of Audi’s already sports-styled wagons move even closer to the Prologue Avant’s look.
Inside, the wagon features the same futuristic dash that appeared in the Prologue coupe, dominated by a long two-dier design covered with a broad digital display.
To the nitty gritty: the Prologue Avant measures 5110mm long, 1970mm wide and 1400mm tall, making it a little bigger in every direction than its coupe sibling, while riding on the same 2990mm wheelbase.
The Avant does away with the coupe’s big petrol 445kW 4.0 litre V8 however, instead drawing power from a plug-in hybrid system that includes a 335kW 3.0 litre diesel V6 an electric motor, sent to the ground through Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Audi suggests a 0-100km/h time of 5.1 seconds can be achieved, although it has yet to confirm any ‘real world’ performance figures.
Watch for the Prologue Avant to land in Geneva next month.
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