Audi will finally develop their Steppenwolf concept into a production vehicle, but won’t be using the A3’s chassis and body design. Instead, it is going to use a refined quattro all-wheel-drive system and powerful petrol engines as well as TDIs built around a redesigned A4 chassis. The car is likely to hit the roads in 2007 and will be amongst the first compact SUVs to be at the dealers, by then badged the Q5. While the massive bumpers, the sump guard and the chrome door sill protections can be regarded as pure show, the greater ground clearance in combination with powerful engines and an extended towing capacity will certainly appeal young buyers with sporty ambitions.
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