Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Audi Press | posted February 25, 2015 12:27
Powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain that averages 62.5 km/l
After previewing with company sketches, Audi has released the first images and details of the Prologue Avant concept. Essentially a follow-up of the Prologue concept that the automaker showcased during the 2014 LA Auto Show, Audi describes it as a "new interpretation of the Avant philosophy."
Up front, it resembles the Prologue concept as it features the same wedge-shaped Matrix-laser headlights and the Singleframe grill that carries the brand's signature four rings. Over to the side, The sleek wagon silhouette is apparent and is accompanied by muscular wheel arches and character lines.
It has 22-inch wheels wrapped in 285/30R20 tires and like the Prologue coupe, it also features handle-less doors that only open when the door sensor is touched.The rear also gets the 3D LED taillights that run the entire width of the car and is finished with a roof-mounted spoiler.
The Gran Turismo-style layout also makes its way inside the Prologue Avant concept which provides a a sporty or relaxed type of driving according to Audi. The front passenger gets a widescreen display that is integrated with the instrument panel. It can set the vehicle's entertainment system or send necessary navigation data to the driver's side panel. The 'Butler' system is also integrated onto the car and can adjusts the interior preferences of the user.
The seats are upholstered in Unikat leather while the cabin is trimmed with various materials. Aluminum was used in accenting the spokes of the steering wheel, door inserts and the switches of the seats while dark ash wood veneer is present on the center console and other interior panels.
It is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain which is almost identical to the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro according to the automaker. It is comprised of a 3.0-liter TDI engine that produces 353 PS that is paired to an electric motor that provides an additional 136 PS. The motors are then mated to a eight-speed tiptronic transmission.
Combined, it has a total output rating of 455 PS and 750 Nm of torque which enables the concept to go from 0 – 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h. Moreover, it has an average fuel consumption of 62.5 km/l and can travel up to 54 km on electric power alone.