We’ve already talked about the new A6 Avant wagon, which is on sale in Europe, and now the rugged Allroad model has made its debut. The even better news is that there’s a clear chance this car might be coming to the U.S.
There have been many reports about North American sales of the new A6 model, and an Audi spokesperson told C / D that the company is still considering whether to bring the A6 Allroad to our shores. We haven’t gotten the A6 Allroad since the A6 C5 generation, and the A4 Allroad is the only Audi car that has been considered worthy of U.S. customers for several years.
Allroad treatment is well known and looks particularly slick on the new C8-generation A6 Avant. Like other cars of this kind, including the Volvo Cross Country versions, the Allroad has extra black cladding, optional all-wheel drive and an increased ride height that is 1.8 inch higher than the regular A6. The variable air suspension is normal, and functions such as hill-down control offer it limited off-road capability.
If it does come to the U.S., we would anticipate the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad to be powered by the same turbocharged 3.0-literV-6 as the A6 sedan (European markets will have several diesel engine choices that will certainly never hit our shores). The price is likely to start in the low-$60,000 range, which would match well with other mid-sized luxury cars sold in America, such as the Volvo V90 Cross Country and the Mercedes-Benz E450.
We’re not certain when Audi will decide on U.S. A6 Allroad plans, but we’re hopeful it’s soon and we’re hoping the answer will be a big yes.