All areas of the Audi Cross Coupé quattro interior offer top quality and solutions that are as elegant as they are ergonomically perfect. The pale basic colour, off white, generates an impression of quality and a feeling of spaciousness. In addition, clear contrasts between the different materials add to the visual and haptic surprises. For example, while all the leather surfaces are in the colour saddle brown, an appealing contrast is generated by the high-gloss and matt surfaces of the different types of leather.
Seating is provided by individual seats in the front and a rear bench with two full-size seats. The complete seating system is upholstered in saddle brown leather. All four seats offer good side support and excellent long-distance comfort.
The cockpit area is heavily inclined towards the driver – typical of a modern Audi. The controls can be found here, while the front-passenger area is emphatically neat and architecturally clear-cut. In turn, the dashboard and doors are connected by flowing lines, while the cockpit itself is succinct and organically integrated.
In the upper section of the centre console, beside the instrument dials, under the dome-shaped hood behind the steering wheel, the retractable MMI display is optimally situated in the driver's field of vision to provide driving information. A new element is the perforated trim strip in the dashboard, linking the centre console and the front-passenger area. The perforated surface marries form and function, for it allows the air-conditioning system to provide indirect, draught-free ventilation through more than 4,600 holes.
The MMI terminal on the centre console is extremely neat. The central control element and the six hard keys are the simplest way imaginable to operate the vehicle and infotainment functions.
Information is output on the retracting MMI monitor in the upper section of the centre console. Furthermore, selected information – for example about incoming text messages and phone calls – can be displayed directly in the windscreen via a laser projection. A further feature of this technology: electronically authorised tags or parking permission stickers can be projected in mirror image, meaning that they can be read from outside, at the edges of the windscreen, and are visible even once the vehicle has been switched off.
In addition to the MMI terminal, the Cross Coupé quattro also has a touch-sensitive sensor field (touch pad) in front of the MMI control element. Like on a laptop, this can be used, for example, to move image sections of the map display. The touch pad is also able to recognise characters written with your finger – even Chinese characters – and to process these as commands.
The air-conditioning system also has a new control element – the touch wheel. Pressing it with your fingertip allows the rotary movements of traditional rotary/pushbutton controls to be simulated and all functions such as temperature setting and blower speed to be controlled intuitively. An electronic driver/passenger recognition sensor "tells" the system which part of the two-zone climate control has to be adjusted. This makes it possible to do without a second, superfluous control panel.
The large fabric folding roof is a particular visual highlight of the Audi Cross Coupé quattro – regardless of whether it is seen from the inside or outside. Opened and closed electrically, it opens up the view to the sky from the A pillar almost as far as the tailgate and across nearly the whole width of the roof, allowing almost the same degree of fresh air as that provided by convertibles.
The equipment, data and prices stated here refer to the model range offered for sale in Germany. Subject to amendment; errors and omissions excepted.