Audi allroad 2016 vs 2017: See the innovative visual alterations
Audi allroad 2016 vs 2017: Binders full of alterations
Over the course of the past couple of weeks, I’ve posted articles about the new quattro with ultra technology and the Traffic Technology Services that will appear in the 2017 Audi A4 allroad. In addition to these features, the German automaker’s sport wagon will be the fourth vehicle in the Audi fleet (in addition to the A4, Q7, and TT) to include the Virtual Cockpit. These updates, as well as an improved engine, make this coming year’s allroad a much envied entry into this market segment.
But after you’ve conducted your research on the new bells and whistles, you’re probably left wondering: “What does the damn thing look like”? and “How does its appearance differ from last year’s model”?
To answer these questions, I’ve placed five images of the 2016 and 2017 models side-by-side in order to compare them. While, to my mind, both of these vehicles look slick, the designers at Inglostadt added a handful of visual tweaks to the new iteration in order to keep it modern. In addition to the images themselves, I’ve included a few comments in order to point out some of the more subtle styling alterations.
(To view larger/detailed versions, click on each image below.)
2016 Audi allroad vs 2017 Audi allroad: Front View
While both the 2016 and the 2017 sport a “singleframe grille with vertical chrome slats to emphasize the vehicle’s increased ground clearance,” you’ll notice that the latter boasts a more defined, hexagonal shape. The new headlamps contain a more prominent, underside cutaway that produces a sharper look; likewise, the contours of the fog lamps have been altered quite a bit.
2016 Audi allroad vs 2017 Audi allroad: Side View
As evidenced by the above images, the 2017 Audi A4 allroad features a swooped roof line, providing a more rakish look. The nose of the newer vehicle descends a bit more, which also enhances the aforementioned roof line. Additionally, a keen eye will notice that the panel lines on the side of the vehicles somewhat differ between iteration. Finally, the standard alloy wheels of the 2017 model employ a dual-spoke pattern, as opposed to the single-spoke look on the 2016 model.
2016 Audi allroad vs 2017 Audi allroad: Rear View
The most prominent change on the rear of the new allroad is the cutaway on the bottom half of the hatchback (i.e. fifth) door. The newly contoured brake lights highlight this alteration with their own cutaway shape. Although, the new roof line appears to have reduced the size of the back window and, thus, rear visibility.
2016 Audi allroad vs 2017 Audi allroad: Interior View
A cursory glance at the interior images reveal that the most evident update in the cabin is the ambient lighting throughout the cockpit. But Audi designers seemed to have overhauled just about everything inside. For example, the stitching and fabric patterns on the seats have been radically altered, so as to appear more columnar than rounded. Likewise, the door panels and center console have both been reformed, mimicking the contours of the vehicle’s exterior.
2016 Audi allroad vs 2017 Audi allroad: Dash View
Like the rest of the cabin, the dashboard has been completely updated. To begin with, the dash-mounted LCD screen becomes the focal point. As with the A4 proper, the horizontal vents that stretch the expanse of the cabin harken back to Audi’s design language during the 70s and 80s. The gear-shifter adopts the flat, stubby look that has been integrated into other recent re-designs. And, finally, the radial spokes on the steering wheel now contain cutaways.
Prestige Imports: Denver’s Dealership for the 2017 Audi allroad
Whether you’re interested in the new 2017 Audi allroad or the 2016 Audi allroad (or any previous years’ models, for that matter), you’ll be able to purchase or lease either one at Prestige Imports. We’re located at 9201 West Colfax Avenue between Wadsworth and Kipling. You can also call us at (833) 825-5423 to schedule an appointment with one of our Audi Brand Ambassadors. In the meantime, check out our online inventory, featuring all of the allroad models we have in stock.
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