It’s not a crossover, all-activity vehicle, SUV, pickup or anything else other than a station wagon. And it’s got great, legitimate capabilities under all kinds of road and weather conditions. The Audi A6 allroad – yes, the model name is all lowercase, just like “quattro” – is a well-proven, if somewhat obscure, go-anywhere wagon for families with lots of stuff to tote around. And after a hiatus, it’s making a return to Audi’s U.S. model lineup for 2020.
Ready for just about anything, the A6 allroad makes its return outfitted with adaptive air suspension that offers no less than a half-dozen driving modes, including two for off-roading, which take advantage of the wagon’s standard 7.3-inch ground clearance. Also in the handling department, the A6 allroad will offer standard all-wheel steering, hill descent control and tilt-angle assist, the latter of which will transmit an audible warning to the driver if he or she attempts a grade so steep that the car is in jeopardy of tipping over. Standard power comes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI V-6 with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology, which is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Factory-rated output is 335hp and 369-lbs.ft. of torque. In honor of the A6 allroad’s 20th anniversary of existence, Audi has revived the Gavial Green color choice in which the car was originally finished. Find out more at the Audi USA web address.