The Avant arrives with a choice of two efficient, direct-injection, turbocharged four-cylinder engines and prices starting at $81,800.
The carry-all features a sleek design, lightweight construction and a generous level of standard equipment and convenience features along with an extensive options list.
Aluminium components comprise roughly 20 per cent of the body with weight reductions of as much as 70 kilograms compared with the previous model. The engine choices are 2.0-litre turbo petrol and turbo diesel with outputs of 132kW and 130kW respectively.
They deliver exceptional fuel economy with the 2.0 TDI, for example, sipping 5.1 litres/100 km. Both include a start-stop system and both have continuously variable multitronic transmission (CVT).
The luggage compartment has a capacity of 565 litres, which can be increased to 1,680 litres by folding the rear seats. Other standard features include the sensor-controlled, automatically opening tailgate operated hands free by passing your foot under a sensor.
Both versions get Audi drive select and MMI Navigation plus. Safety is five star rated. It is in dealerships now.