The high-riding 2019 Audi A6 Allroad has been snapped testing in Europe, packing the requisite soft-road ride height and styling cues ahead of an anticipated launch later this year or early next.
Alright, so it's not quite production ready, but there are a few surefire signs this is an Allroad, not a regular A6 Avant mule. For one, it's riding higher than the standard car, although those caster-sized wheels and chubby tyres make it hard to tell.
Under all that black and white camouflage appears to be a more aggressive front fascia, with a prominent chin and chunkier air intakes, while the wheel arches appear to have cladding on them.
The current Allroad runs with black plastic cladding on its sides and wheel arches, while the front end design sits somewhere between standard and 'RS' spec.
When it launches, power will likely come from the most powerful petrol and diesel engines in the A6 range – currently, that means it'll probably get the 3.0-litre TDI making 210kW/620Nm or a 3.0-litre petrol with 250kW/500Nm.
Both engines are mated to a 48V mild-hybrid system which uses a belt-alternator to offer smarter start/stop and coasting. Oh, and given its delusions of soft-road grandeur, all-wheel drive is going to be a non-negotiable here.
There's no clear indication of when the 2019 A6 Allroad will be launched but, given the amount of camouflage you see here, it could be a while before the full public debut. We'd suggest late this year or early 2019, but stay tuned to CarAdvice for more as details become available.