If you ask me, this Audi Sporty Crossover concept looks like a direct competitor to the Range Rover Evoque two door model.
“Measuring 4.20 meters (13.78 feet) in length, the Audi has a powerful road stance. Precise and clearly drawn lines as well as geometric surfaces are combined to create a sculptured, clear design form. It is almost as if the outer skin of the two-door car has been modeled from a solid piece, from the Singleframe grille and striking side tornado line to the taut, coupé-like rear. The overhangs are short; the roof line is low and it ends in a strong C pillar. The pronounced horizontal body line and the large 19-inch wheels emphasize the impression of concentrated energy.
The show car is a compelling blend of form and function. The characteristic allroad design features reduce the volume and underscore its offroad character. The aluminum underbody guard at front and rear emphasizes the width and protects the car off road.
Design elements that are typical of e-tron models, such as the ribs in the Singleframe grille and in the side air inlets, fit in harmoniously with the overall design concept. The dual headlights and the honeycomb-structured Singleframe grille indicate the further development of the quattro design language which Audi already presented with its Sport quattro concept show car in September of this year at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.” – – Audi Media
You can read about the Audi Q1 (here).
I don’t know about you folks – but I like these sketches quite a bit. The Audi Sporty Crossover concept is masculine and sophisticated. I think this is the next direction for Audi: a more angular design language. It will sharply contrast what Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Infiniti curvy designs.
Speaking of crossovers and SUVs, check out this video of the Lexus LX570 dragging a boat 0 – to mph!