The German automaker on Monday announced the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad for the US market after the plate was first introduced here nearly 20 years ago.
The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad will stick to the original formula: air suspension, turbocharged power, advanced all-wheel drive, and a robust look.
When you arrive, it will be easy to spot on the road. Unlike the first-generation Allroad (based on the C5 A6), the 2020 model’s wheel arches and rocker panels are painted matte gray that contrasts with the body color. You may remember that the original had an uncoated gray plastic, which was chosen for extra protection because the plastic didn’t crack from rocks or dirt.
Finishing the look is an Allroad-specific grille with vertical chrome slats, plus 20-inch wheels under the flared arches. The roof rails and base of the front bumper are painted silver while the rear diffuser finishes the rear bumper.
Like the first-generation A6 Allroad, the 2020 model will ride on air suspension allowing the wagon to increase ride height to provide 7.3 inches of ground clearance (the first generation can go up to 8 inches in the air). In Auto and Comfort modes, the A6 Allroad will provide 5.5 inches of ground clearance while Dynamic mode will drop to 4.9 inches. Off-road mode puts the buggy 6.7 inches above the ground while lift mode can take it up to 7.3 inches.
For light off-road driving, hill descent control, tilt angle assist (which displays the vehicle’s tilt angle on the infotainment display), and all-wheel steering on board.
Inside, the A6 Allroad offers the same sedan experience, meaning it’s packed with tech including two touch screens for infotainment, a digital gauge cluster (although it’s unclear if this will be standard or available), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Leather upholstery with heated seats. Audi hasn’t revealed full details, but a panoramic sunroof, LED interior lighting and a Bang & Olufsen audio system will be on the list of options.
Like the original A6 Allroad, the 2020 model is powered by a turbocharged V-6. Under the hood is a 3.0-liter V-6 with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system producing 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, which is directed to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Audi quattro ultra all-wheel drive system, which can be automatically separated to make the vehicle front-wheel drive, is standard.
The A6 Allroad Anniversary Edition celebrates the first generation model with a Gavial Green color option with Valcona Sarder Brown leather with Nappa accents. Fine Grain Ash Natural Noble Wood finishes the look within the Special Edition stainless steel pedal and footrest along with contrast stitching on the leather airbag cover and seat base.
Now with the domestic debut of the 2020 RS 6 Avant and A6 Allroad, there is hope that the standard A6 Avant will return to the US as well.