Audi have been exploring niche markets again and have come up with an all-road convertible presumably for those wanting to enjoy the top-down lifestyle where roads are poor or lacking at all.

A 240hp 3 litre TDI V6 engine powers Audi’s famous Quattro permanent four-wheel-drive system on an enourmous 4.62 m long, 1.91 m wide chassis.

For convertible fans, Audi say that the “muscular, powerful, but also elegant Cross Cabriolet quattro offers a new dimension in spaciousness: as an SUV, the Cross Cabriolet quattro provides its occupants with copious headroom, legroom and shoulder width in addition to an off-roader’s typical height and comfortable sitting position. So when cruising along the beachfront, for instance, all four occupants can enjoy the open-air experience to the full.”

Here at CCM we can’t make up our minds if it’s the best of both worlds or a Jack-of-all-trades.