Audi just unveiled its latest concept car, the Prologue Avant – and it’s one sweet ride. The wagon, which debuts next week at the annual Geneva Motor Show, is a sleek plug-in hybrid, and it’s a far cry from your mama’s grocery getter. This concept vehicle follows the two-door Prologue concept that debuted at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, and is a preview of the styling that we can expect to see in Audi’s future lineup.
“With our show car for Geneva, we now translate the design language of the Audi prologue into a new, dynamic and stretched form. We are merging it with a concept of high variability,” says Board Member for Technical Development, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. “The Audi Prologue Avant is progressive, emotion-filled and versatile, it reflects Audi’s technological competence and quality claim perfectly.”
In addition to the more wagon-like body, there is also one other big change for the Prologue Avant concept. The original concept was powered by a powerful V8 engine, but the Prologue Avant concept is powered by a more efficient plug-in hybrid system that mates a 3.0L diesel engine to an electric motor and 14.1 lWh lithium-ion battery. With a total 449 horsepower on tap the Prologue Avant concept can reach 62 mph in 5.1 seconds and Audi also estimates that it can travel up to 34 miles in electric mode.
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