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    Thread: Audi Cross Coupé quattro Concept

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      04-19-2007 11:05 AM #1

      At the Shanghai Motor Show (20 - 28 April 2007) Audi will present a study that defines a new segment in the field of crossover vehicles. The Audi Cross Coupé quattro combines the design and dynamism of a compact premium sports car with the spaciousness and versatility of a four-seat sport utility vehicle (SUV). Innovative technical solutions show new ways of achieving efficiency, driving pleasure and comfort in a manner that is typical of Audi. The Audi Cross Coupé quattro: a car whose visual appearance clearly tells you what it is capable of and whose engineering matches this standard – on all roads, under all conditions.
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    3. 04-19-2007 05:09 PM #3
      Very strong styling similarities to the Roadjet Concept. I think on less concept like wheels it will look very good. I do wish the back was more squared off, though.
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      04-19-2007 05:13 PM #4
      Interesting you should say you'd like to see the back squared off. My take on it is that the vehicle should either evolve to be a bit more 'wagony' or to be more 'SUVy' than the current design demonstrates. I think it's a strong design study and all in all it looks sharp, but that rear end looks like it's stuck somewhere between wagon and SUV. In short, it looks a bit ill-defined as is.
      Otherwise, I think we see some strong elements of a Q5/Q3 here, as well as, I would argue, some elements of the redesigned A3 in coming months/years, especially in the front headlamps and grille design.
      I'm liking Audi's "angry face" look. Ballsy.

      Quote, originally posted by D Clymer »
      Very strong styling similarities to the Roadjet Concept. I think on less concept like wheels it will look very good. I do wish the back was more squared off, though.
      4 cyl TDI 2.0 with 204hp
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      04-19-2007 05:46 PM #5
      This thing is fughlee.
      With the exception of the R8, wouldn't it be nice if Audi actually led some car/vehicle segment. They were ahead of their time with the A2 but since then its been more of the same old crap that everyone is doing. Again, with the exception of the R8 which simply rocks.
      Quote, originally posted by George@Fourtitude »
      At the Shanghai Motor Show (20 - 28 April 2007) Audi will present a study that defines a new segment in the field of crossover vehicles. The Audi Cross Coupé quattro combines the design and dynamism of a compact premium sports car with the spaciousness and versatility of a four-seat sport utility vehicle (SUV). Innovative technical solutions show new ways of achieving efficiency, driving pleasure and comfort in a manner that is typical of Audi. The Audi Cross Coupé quattro: a car whose visual appearance clearly tells you what it is capable of and whose engineering matches this standard – on all roads, under all conditions.
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    6. 04-19-2007 08:22 PM #6
      I like the front and rear lights, aggressive, and the one piece all crome grill with no place for plate. That is hopefully what all Audis will morph into in the next coming models.

    7. 04-19-2007 08:29 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Travis Grundke »
      Interesting you should say you'd like to see the back squared off. My take on it is that the vehicle should either evolve to be a bit more 'wagony' or to be more 'SUVy' than the current design demonstrates. I think it's a strong design study and all in all it looks sharp, but that rear end looks like it's stuck somewhere between wagon and SUV. In short, it looks a bit ill-defined as is.
      Otherwise, I think we see some strong elements of a Q5/Q3 here, as well as, I would argue, some elements of the redesigned A3 in coming months/years, especially in the front headlamps and grille design.
      I'm liking Audi's "angry face" look. Ballsy.

      Hi Travis,
      Yeah. Sounds like we're both seeing the same thing. In side profile particularly the basic outline just doesn't seem well proportioned in the way that all other Audis I can think of are. I agree about the front. It looks aggressive and businesslike.

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      04-19-2007 10:00 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by D Clymer »
      Very strong styling similarities to the Roadjet Concept. I think on less concept like wheels it will look very good. I do wish the back was more squared off, though.
      4 cyl TDI 2.0 with 204hp
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      Yeah, it looks like a Roadjet that's been allroaded... even the interior is more or less lifted from the Roadjet.
      One thing though... I thought the Roadjet/Cross Coupe would preview the new Q5, but this is based off the A3 platform? Perhaps what we are looking at is the concept version of the Q5 and not the Q3? Doesn't it seem odd that Audi would show the Q3 concept before the Q5 concept?

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      04-20-2007 09:52 AM #9
      Needs work on the side profile, but otherwise a good base concept for an actual production vehicle. VW/Audi has been very slow to get into the crossover field so anything in the this niche of the market would be welcome.

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      04-20-2007 10:27 AM #10
      Slow to follow, hmmm....
      Quote, originally posted by Raring 2 Go »
      Needs work on the side profile, but otherwise a good base concept for an actual production vehicle. VW/Audi has been very slow to get into the crossover field so anything in the this niche of the market would be welcome.

    11. 04-20-2007 12:12 PM #11
      this is the q5 that everyone has been talking about??? looks nice

    12. 04-20-2007 12:16 PM #12
      On a slightly different topic, I wonder if this 2.0 TDI with 204 hp is the one that Audi will be putting in the TT. It's been widely rumored that there will be a TT TDI, and this engine would fit and would definitely have enough power for a sporty coupe.

    13. 04-20-2007 12:59 PM #13
      What's up with the wheels? Barf.

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      04-20-2007 01:09 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Mike Gordon »
      What's up with the wheels? Barf.

      I'd like to see them in a non-chrome application.

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      04-21-2007 10:29 AM #15
      I was unaware that a Coupe has 4 doors....

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      04-21-2007 12:55 PM #16
      I'm sorry but this looks like it was some kind of college competition where students were asked to design this car.

    17. 04-22-2007 10:09 AM #17
      once again..don't buy it.too much like infinti FX.......guys remember last time the problem Q7 with nissian....hope just only is concept and for study use.....come on!! audi design need come out more like R8 product or not only crossover suv market...plus how about A8 ..NEVER got any new idea on this line... do something please....AUDI

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      04-22-2007 10:31 AM #18
      I think they will just continue to do the same old same old, with a big shiny grill.
      They don't even realize it yet, but the Crossover is already a failed concept. Especially when they're heavy, lack interior room, and get poor mileage. The Ford Edge may succeed. Its actually attractive, aside from that chrome schnozz they've grabbed from VAG, and its cheap.
      Quote, originally posted by kenny88 »
      once again..don't buy it.too much like infinti FX.......guys remember last time the problem Q7 with nissian....hope just only is concept and for study use.....come on!! audi design need come out more like R8 product or not only crossover suv market...plus how about A8 ..NEVER got any new idea on this line... do something please....AUDI

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      04-22-2007 12:12 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by liquid stereo »
      I think they will just continue to do the same old same old, with a big shiny grill.
      They don't even realize it yet, but the Crossover is already a failed concept. Especially when they're heavy, lack interior room, and get poor mileage. The Ford Edge may succeed. Its actually attractive, aside from that chrome schnozz they've grabbed from VAG, and its cheap.

      Poor mileage?
      If you actually bothered to read the article, you will learn that it has a very modern 204hp 2.0L TDI that produces an amazing 102 hp/L and 400Nm of torque (~300 ft-lbs torque), and achieves a combined fuel economy of 5.9L/100km, or 41 MPG. I don't know of any SUV that gets those numbers, hybrid or not.
      If Audi can price it to compete with the Infiniti EX, X3, and RDX, Audi will have a sales winner.

    20. 04-23-2007 12:37 PM #20
      look nice [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

    21. 04-23-2007 10:26 PM #21
      That thing would dominate its class...Lincoln MKX, FX35, MDX and other small SUV sport vehicles would need to seriously step up their game in terms of asthetics and technology.

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      04-23-2007 11:02 PM #22
      In the U.S.? I'll believe if/when I see it.
      Quote, originally posted by QUATTR0 »
      Poor mileage?
      If you actually bothered to read the article, you will learn that it has a very modern 204hp 2.0L TDI that produces an amazing 102 hp/L and 400Nm of torque (~300 ft-lbs torque), and achieves a combined fuel economy of 5.9L/100km, or 41 MPG. I don't know of any SUV that gets those numbers, hybrid or not.

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      04-25-2007 11:45 AM #23
      Holy crap at the engine.
      How many turbos? Because it took BMW two of the things to make their 2.0L diesel get the same numbers - which is obviously another failure point, something to reduce reliability.
      And, note that this meets not only Euro 5, but also AT LEAST Tier 2 Bin 7, if not Bin 5.

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      04-25-2007 10:43 PM #24
      Man, my taste for cars is getting old.
      I hate the looks of that thing.
      I need to go outside and look at my C4s4 to purge my eyes.
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    25. 04-25-2007 11:44 PM #25
      NO the real Cross Coupe is this Steppenwolf: That things more of a Q5, this is a true Q3 crosscoupe:

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