Named after the popular skiing destination in Colorado, the Vail features an Energy Red exterior with matte gray body cladding, gloss black accents and aluminum trim.

Audi has officially unveiled the Q3 Vail concept at the North American International Auto Show.

Named after the popular skiing destination in Colorado, the Vail features an Energy Red exterior with matte gray body cladding, gloss black accents and aluminum trim. Other highlights include a dual exhaust system, 20-inch alloy wheels and a custom roof rack with integrated LED lights.

To spruce up the cabin, designers added leather/fabric seats, an Alcantara headliner and stainless steel mesh trim. The cargo compartment hasn't been forgotten as it has a heated carpet to provide "a warm area to sit on when putting on or taking off your ski boots." There's also a custom-designed Thermos which uses a recharging system, built into the cup holder, to keep beverages heated or cooled.

Under the hood, power comes from a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 314 PS (231 kW / 310 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system.  This enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 262 km/h (163 mph).

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