New engines will include a 4.0-litre 286bhp V8 TDI diesel. Innovations include ‘road vision’, an optical sensor system that recognises road conditions, lane assist, which induces vibrations on the steering wheel if the car leaves its lane, and side assist to radar monitoring.
Pricing will be a little higher than the outgoing model, which starts at £28,220 for the 2.5-litre TDI. Volumes will rise from the 1,379 Allroads sold last year – its best year to date – to around 2,000 units.
“Allroad does an off-road job without being a ‘look at me car’,” says an Audi spokesman. “That’s why people will buy it.”