The new Audi A4 Allroad has been spotted undergoing final testing in southern Europe prior to its planned unveiling in the first half of next year, with the off-road inspired A4 acting as an upmarket rival to the likes of the Seat Leon X-Perience, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Volvo V60 Cross Country.
While the fifth-generation A4 saloon and Avant are already on sale in the UK, Audi confirmed from the outset that a successor to the current Allroad would join the range soon after launch.
Spy pictures have revealed that the new Allroad will feature body cladding around its lower edges and a raised ride height. The previous A4 Allroad was raised by 37mm over the standard A4 Avant, and the new model is likely to be raised by a similar amount. Its track is also likely to be widened to counteract the car's higher centre of gravity.
The A4 Allroad should offer the same interior dimensions as the regular Avant, meaning 505 litres of storage space with the rear seats up, rising to 1510 litres with them folded down. The cabin architecture, trim and options list will be taken wholesale from the A4 saloon.