The new A6 Avant has only just arrived, but Auto Express has learned that Audi is already working on expanding the line-up, with the next generation of the popular Allroad model.
Our exclusive image shows the new version gets a similar look to before, with a raised ride height, steel bumper guards and subtle plastic cladding to protect the body over rougher terrain.
Audi’s adaptive air-suspension will be included as standard, so drivers can adjust the ride height to suit different conditions. The newcomer should also feature an ‘off-road’ ESP system that adapts to changing surfaces and levels of grip.
The Allroad is likely to be available only with the most powerful V6 engines from the range, including a new 309bhp diesel and the smooth 3.0-litre TFSI turbocharged petrol.
Video: watch official footage of the Audi A6 Avant
As with the standard estate, the new car’s longer wheelbase should mean more room inside for rear passengers. But the Allroad isn’t the only new A6 on the way.
The hot S6 saloon and estate will debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, while a petrol-electric hybrid to rival the Lexus GS is due here in the spring.