Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
Audi has added a petrol to the range now that the fuel figure brings the car under the luxury car tax threshold for efficient cars. The TDI diesel kicks off at $71,400 (and is expected to be the top-seller…we’ll see) while the TFSI petrol starts at $74,400.
Standard are 18-inch alloys, adaptive LED headlights, analogue dials with seven-inch information screen, electric front seats with driver’s memory, three-zone climate control, electric tailgate with hands-free operation, leather trim and rear window sunblinds.
As with the A4, you get Audi’s excellent MMI system which also powers a ten-speaker stereo with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and excellently detailed sat-nav.
Audi offers four option packages. The Technik package adds the head-up display and 12.3-inch digital dashboard (known as Virtual Cockpit) for $2200 or you can have a sunroof thrown in for a total of $3900.
The $950 Parking Assistance package adds 360-degree camera and auto parking.
Frugal and punchy once you’re over the initial lag, the petrol Allroad goes like the clappers, both from rest and in the gears.
The Assistance Package adds active cruise control with stop and go and traffic jam assist (keeps the car moving with traffic while you steer), active lane assist, collision detection and mitigation, turn assist (stops you turning across oncoming traffic) and auto high beam for $1900.