Actually, a mix of off road car and conver-
tible is one of the most frequently-used examples
in sarcastic comments on the automotive crossover fashion. However classic archetypes such
as the Jeep Wrangler and the Land Rover Defender are open top cars!
Anyway, both layouts don't
seem to match each other in modern times. Err, Audi prove the opposite with the Cross
Cabriolet Quattro concept. And, they truly mastered combining today's soft roader trend and both
cars perfectly well.
It looks good. Reportedly the concept is shown to introduce
the design of the Q5 but, there aren't many new details on it.
The extended fenders in RS6 style
are remarkable and it would be good when the production model would get them, which is very
The single frame grille remains a matter of taste. A German journalist recently remarked the things look
like a grille of an uptake of the subway; and the one on the concept confirms his impression.
There's some truth in it. The Volkswa-
gen division are not likely to put the study into production.
They intend to produce 5-door Q5s only!
Is the concept a hint to a 3-door model? In the moment it does
not seem so but maybe the echo to the Cross Cabriolet is positive enough to make them chang-
their minds. Since Ingolstadt are also thinking over a smaller Q3, the approach could be realised
on that oc-
casion because, Audi are contemplating exactly that: A 3-door crossover vehicle.
provided that the reactions to the Cross Cabriolet are overwhelming, maybe a convertible is amongst
the obtainable versions.