Is it only a matter of time before we see a convertible SUV
on (or off) the road? Audi's latest concept, the Cross Cabriolet quattro, combines the high seating position many drivers prefer with a soft convertible top that reveals the sun or stars in a mere 17 seconds. The 3.0-liter, six-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine in the Cross Cabriolet produces 240 horsepower and is capable of more than 32 mpg. That power is channeled through an eight-speed automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive. For off-road duty, an electric ride height adjustment raises the vehicle 1.5 inches at the touch of a button.