Audi has stopped offering the A4 Allroad, A6 Allroad, and A1 Citycarver in the UK market and has no plans on bringing future generations as confirmed by an Audi UK spokesperson.
As reported by Autocar, the decision was taken due to the slow sales of the Allroad models. In 2021, Audi sold only 292 units of the A4 Allroad and 256 units of the A6 Allroad, accounting for 3.3 percent and 4.4 percent of the A4 and the A6 total sales respectively. Even the more expensive RS4 and RS6 sold more units than the equivalent Allroads, showing that UK buyers are more attracted to performance rather than crossover wagons.
Besides the Allroad range, Audi has also dropped the A1 Citycarver from its UK website. This could mean that UK buyers won’t be getting the upcoming A3 Citycarver / Allroad that has been spotted testing with crossover styling cues. For the rest of the world, Allroad models are not going anywhere, since Audi will soon unveil the facelifted A6 range including the A6 Allroad, followed by a brand-new generation of the A4 in 2023.
Audi is not the first automaker that doesn’t offer its crossover wagons in the UK, since Mercedes-Benz decided not to bring the E-Class All-Terrain and C-Class All-Terrain, while the VW Group has discontinued the VW Passat Alltrack and the Skoda Octavia Scout. There is still hope for fans of raised wagons though, since the VW Golf Alltrack, the Volvo V90 Cross Country, and the Subaru Outback are still available.