2017 Audi A4 Allroad up for grabs in the US since autumn, starts at $44,950 image

The new generation semi-crossover wagon packs Audi’s latest iteration of the quattro all wheel drive system and a plethora of safety and assistance technologies.

The United States buyers won’t be treated to the new generation A4 in wagon body style and instead will settle for the 2017 A4 Allroad – packing enough space for adventurous trips, as well as all the technical goodies needed to approach lighthearted off-road scenarios. Mostly the US-spec A4 Allroad is just the same as the European variant. We have the big corporate grille, plastic body cladding and the light off-road adventures are possible thanks to the increased ground clearance (1.3-inche, 34 millimeters) and additional underbody protection.

The cabin features a host of standard and optional goodies: panoramic sunroof, leather seats, three-zone climate control or the marquee’s Pre Sense automatic emergency braking system. Owners can also order the Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster and a full-color head-up display. Traffic sign recognition, active lane assist, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control are also on the menu. The Allroad in Europe packs five diesel engines and just one petrol unit – the latter being the only option in the United States. It’s the 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder with 252 horsepower (187.9 kilowatts) and 273 pound-feet (370.1 Newton-meters) of torque. Pricing kicks off at $44,950 (after $950 destination) for the entry Premium trim. Go for the medium Premium Plus and you pay 47,950, while the top of the line Prestige will be $52,350.