Audi says its latest concept car is sporty, compact and versatile. Well it certainly looks the part.

The Audi Allroad Shooting Brake made its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

The two-door car is a crossover and so it is not limited to paved roads.

Audi says its high level of functionality makes it ideal for recreational sports. Its hybrid drive, which is powerful and efficient, makes a new form of quattro drive possible – the e-tron quattro.

"The show car combines sex appeal, highly efficient e-tron-quattro technology that produces 300kW (400hp+) of power yet only consumes 1.9 l/100 km (148mpg) of fuel and cutting-edge electronic applications," said Prof Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Audi AG, Technical Development. "We are offering very concrete glimpses of the near future in this show car."

The brand with the four rings is extending its design language in the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake.

The compact two-door show car combines a host of visual elements of future sports car models with the Audi-typical Allroad concept and 'Shooting Brake' car body form. Its user interface strategy also offers an outlook on future production solutions.