It looks like typical suburbia, but there are no kids in the town of Allroad, USA. That’s because the men who appear in this video, which takes place in the fictional town, are all kids themselves. The strange phenomenon is caused by two factors – the Audi A4 allroad and gravel. Boys will always be boys, I guess.

Kids aside, the star of the show is the car the town is named after – the Audi A4 allroad quattro. Unveiled in January at Detroit, the A4 allroad continues Audi’s tradition of providing an Avant (wagon) variant with jacked-up suspension and quattro AWD. This one is based on the latest B9 Audi A4 Avant.

The allroad adds on body cladding around the bumpers, sides and the wheel arches (painted either in matte grey or in body colour), selenite silver underbody guards as well as more prominent roof rails. Unique allroad badging and a range of alloy wheels measuring 17 to 19 inches complete the tougher image.

Static photo,  Colour: Glacier White

As with the standard B9 A4, the allroad features revised five-link front suspension and new five-link rear suspension (replacing the previous trapezoidal link system), but with a ride height that’s up by 23 mm. Together with the larger overall tyre diameter, the total ground clearance is higher by 34 mm.

Damper control is offered as an option to the standard suspension, with the default setting selectable via Audi drive select. Speaking of which, the latter has a new offroad mode that joins the usual comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual modes.

The Avant’s cargo hold measures a capacious 505 litres, extendable to 1,510 litres with the rear seats folded. A powered tailgate and luggage compartment cover are standard, while hands-free operation of the tailgate is offered as an option. Buyers can also opt for a power-folding trailer hitch, extendable with a push of a button.

Audi A4 allroad quattro

Under the bonnet, the allroad carries over the B9 A4’s range of TFSI petrol and TDI diesel engines, producing between 150 hp and 272 hp. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual gearbox, a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and an eight-speed tiptronic automatic. Of course, quattro all-wheel drive is standard fit.

Inside, it’s the same classy and minimalist dashboard we like in the B9 A4 sedan and A5 coupe, with the latest Multi Media Interface (MMI) and optional Audi virtual cockpit instrument panel. Also available is the Audi smartphone interface, a phone box with Qi wireless smartphone charging and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system.