Powered by Audi's 3.2-litre V6 delivering 225bhp, Steppenwolf makes full use of Audi's quattro expertise and boasts a unique four-level air suspension with an adjustment range of 60mm.
Many of the constituent parts of the so-called “project” are already in use on existing Audi models. It has also been constructed on the same platform as that used for the TT and A3.
A four-seater with a mean and meaty look to it, Steppenwolf could be loitering on a street corner in the UK within two years.
An Audi insider said: “The TT and A2 concepts made their way into production basically unchanged. Steppenwolf is unlikely to break the habit.”