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AUDI Q7 TAKES TOP RANKING IN 2008 SMARTGREEN INDEX- New Strategic Vision index measures the perceived quality, overall value and environmental impact of vehicles sold in America
- The Audi Q7 earned the highest marks in the luxury SÚV category
- Results are based on responses from 44,230 Ú.S. buyers of 2008-2009 models
The Audi Q7 luxury sport-utility vehicle earned the highest rating in its category under a new consumer sentiment index aimed at identifying the smartest 'green' choices available to Ú.S. consumers.
This is the first year for the SmartGreen Index?, or SGI?, tabulated by the San Diego-based marketing research firm Strategic Vision. The index is based on actual customer experiences wîth perceived quality, overall value (the 'Smart' components) and performance on environmental measures, such as fuel economy (the 'Green' component). Strategic Vision weighs customer responses to find trends that would best predict customer advocacy, owner satisfaction, brand loyalty and, in the end, model and nameplate sales.
The Audi Q7 stood out in those measures among all 2008-model and 2009-model luxury SÚVs.
'This recognition provides further proof that Audi vehicles overall, and the Audi Q7 in particular, offer exceptional satisfaction and long-term value,' said Audi of America Executive Vice President Johan de Nysschen. 'It also clearly reinforces Audi's commitment to provide environmentally sensitive vehicle choices throughout our model lineup.'
|Engine : 3.6 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 280 hp
Torque: 266 ft-lbs
Engine : 4.2 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 350 hp
Torque: 325 ft-lbs
'When customers do not have to compromise their desired vehicle styling, roominess, power and price to obtain the best fuel economy and environmental friendliness in class they have made the SmartGreen? choice,' said Alexander Edwards, president of Strategic Vision's automotive division.Source - Audi
Mileage Marathon: Perfection in Efficiency- Third stage of this large-scale road test ends in Las Vegas
- Outstanding results from the Audi A4 3.0 TDI
- Audi Q7 wîth ultra low emission system confirms TDI lead
The Audi Mileage Marathon is now into its third, decisive stage: when the fleet of 23 vehicles reaches Las Vegas, it will have completed about three-quarters of the total distance. In each successive stage, these cars from four Audi model lines have confirmed their exceptional fuel economy. The excellent results from the Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro set a fine example: although its V6 TDI engine performs so well, its fuel consumption has been as low as 5.3 liters per 100 kilometers (44.38 ÚS mpg) on many sections of the route.
The Audi A4 is not only the sportiest midsize sedan you can buy, but also a convincing high-efficiency package. Its fuel consumption figures during the Mileage Marathon prove Audi's modular efficiency technologies to be highly effective. They include energy recuperation when braking, a controlled cooling circuit and demand-responsive pump control. The impressive fuel economy of the Audi A4 perfectly matches its sporty, dynamic character, wîth 176 kW (240 hp) and up to 500 Newton-meters (369 lb-ft) of torque at the driver's disposal.
The cars tackling the Mileage Marathon don't have an easy time. On the third stage from Denver to Las Vegas, they had to tackle all the varied challenges that this huge country has to offer. When they crossed the Rocky Mountains, there was snow at the roadside, and on the mountain passes, which can be up to 3,300 meters (10,827 feet) high, icy patches slowed the cars down. The next day, the Marathon entrants crossed Monument Valley and were close to the Grand Canyon, and as they approached Las Vegas temperatures rose again, sometimes to more than 30°C (86°F).
As the Mileage Marathon continues, the new Audi Q7 3.0 TDI wîth ultra low emission system emphasizes the TDI principle's technological lead. These seven-seat SÚVs are recording best fuel consumption figures well below eight liters per 100 kilometers (29.40 ÚS mpg) - and as the world's cleanest diesels, they have an exhaust emission control system that already complies wîth the Euro 6 standard not scheduled to come into force until 2014. The new Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 'performance SÚV' is equally convincing, wîth best fuel consumption figures between 6.2 and 6.5 liters per 100 kilometers (36.19 and 37.94 ÚS mpg). And the compact Audi A3 2.0 TDI wîth S tronic transmission regularly shows itself to be content wîth well below five liters per 100 kilometers (47.04 ÚS mpg).
The fourth and final stage of the Mileage Marathon takes the cars through Death Valley to California. They will reach their destination in Santa Monica, near Los Angeles, on Sunday. This tough long-distance test started in New York. Measurement of the cars' fuel consumption is supervised by the ÚS motor sport association IMSA.Source - Audi
Audi Q7, A3 Earn Top Honors in Strategic Vision Total Value Index®- Audi Q7 tops recent luxury SÚV winners from Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and BMW
- Audi finishes 1-2 in the luxury multi-function §egmènt wîth the A3 and A4/S4 Avant
- Economic uncertainty has consumers seeking out overall value in new vehicles
The Audi Q7 earned recognition as the best luxury SÚV and the Audi A3 claimed the top ranking among luxury multi-function vehicles in the just-released 2008 Total Value Index® produced by the consumer research firm Strategic Vision.
The annual Total Value Index blends what consumers say about their vehicles (in terms of expected reliability, expected fuel economy, price paid and expected resale value) wîth various ownership measures calculated by Strategic Vision. In determining the 2008 Index scores, the San Diego-based research firm found clear evidence that consumers are lòòking for the best pricing along wîth quality cues that would indicate a vehicle's long-term value.
'These results reinforce the market's shift toward experiences Audi offers in terms of performance and technology, luxurious features and efficiency,' said Audi of America Inc. Executive Vice President Johan de Nysschen. 'We believe the long-term value of owning Audi models will be a difference maker as these economic times lead consumers to rethink their luxury-vehicle options.'
Strategic Vision noted that consumers are giving greater scrutiny to their vehicles, which it said opens up opportunities. 'When economic conditions become more favorable, the manufacturers who have focused their efforts in enhancing product quality and communicating messages of trustworthy products and overall value will be in a position to regain, and even take over new, market share,' said Alexander Edwards, president of Strategic Vision's automotive division.
In the Total Value Index's luxury SÚV §egmènt, the Audi Q7 outpaced recent winners in the category - the Mercedes-Benz GL and ML models, the Lexus GX 470 and the BMW X5 - on the basis of standard equipment, technical innovations and affordability in its class. In the luxury multi-function category, Audi claimed the top two positions wîth the A3 followed closely by the A4/S4 Avant models. Strategic Vision touted the A3 for its standard equipment, innovation and pricing.Source - Audi
Audi helps to reduce carbon footprint at Miami International Film Festival with Q7 TDI clean diesel fleetAs the exclusive automotive partner of the Miami International Film Festival, Audi is providing a fleet of Audi Q7 TDI clean diesel SÚVs to shuttle the Festival's guests. These SÚVS will help reduce the event's overall carbon footprint. Throughout the 10 days of the Festival, celebrities, filmmakers and key professionals are enjoying this environmentally friendly mode of transportation on their way to film screenings, talks and after parties. Audi demonstrates its commitment to the arts, design and corporate philanthropy through partnerships such as MIFF, Design Miami/ and the Costume Designers Guild Awards, as well as past and present global charitable relationships wîth the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Best Buddies International. Miami, as a cultural crossroads in America, is of particular importance to the German luxury automotive brand.
Audi recently inaugurated the 're:design Simpson Park' project, in conjunction wîth the City of Miami, to revitalize one of the city's oldest green hammocks.Source - Audi
Four Audi Models Earn 2009 Consumer Guide® Automotive Praise- The Audi A5 is identified as a 'Best Buy' in the Premium Sporty/Performance list
- The Audi A3, Q7 and A8 are 'Recommended' in their individual categories
- Evaluations were made by four Consumer Guide Automotive editors using an 11-point process
Four 2009 Audi models merited spots on the new Consumer Guide Automotive list of the top vehicles for car shoppers to consider.
Editors for the 2009 print and online Consumer Guide Automotive awards called the Audi A5 coupe a 'Best Buy' among all Premium Sporty/ Performance Cars. The Audi A3, A8 and Q7 claimed 'Recommended' status for the second consecutive year.
'Our core mission at Audi is to offer vehicles that consistently deliver top value to the most discriminating car buyers,' said Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president, Audi of America. 'We're gratified that the editors at Consumer Guide have again recognized the value in a range of Audi products.'
Consumer Guide Automotive is posting the awards on http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/, and will publish the results in the February 2009 issue of Consumer Guide Automotive's Car & Truck Test Auto magazine.
Consumer Guide Automotive has published objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks since 1967. Each year, the editorial team evaluates models according to price, features, and accommodations, as well its performance during test drives. Only cars that turn in outstanding results throughout the 11-point Consumer Guide Automotive assessment make the list.
About Audi of America
Audi of America Inc. and its 270 dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. The Audi line up is one of the freshest in the wîth 23 models, including 12 models launched during model years 2008 and 2009. Audi is among the most successful brands globally. Last year AÚDI AG recorded its 12th consecutive record year for sales and profit growth. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.Source - Audi
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|• Audi momentum continues with multiple new and freshened models for the 2014 Model Year • The introduction of the Audi RS 7, SQ5,expansion of the R8 model line, and the addition of four new TDI® clean diesel models highlights a robust choice of new product offerings Audi today announced its complete lineup for the 2014 Model Year, including full line pricing and numerous vehicle additions and enhancements. Continuing its growth strategy with a focus on balanced performance solutions – ...[Read more...]|
|BEST-EVER OPENING QUARTER FOR AUDI WITH AROUND 369,500 DELIVERIES|
|- Deliveries worldwide at around 147,700 units in March, up 3.0 percent - Record first quarter also in the United States and China - Sales chief Luca de Meo: 'Successful start for the A3 Sportback' AUDI AG has enjoyed the strongest first quarter in its history: With worldwide deliveries reaching around 369,500 units for January through March, the company improved on the prior-year quarter by 6.8 percent. In this period, the automotive manufacturer achieved growth in all of its three main ...[Read more...]|
|GMC HAULS THE HOLIDAY AT MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE®|
|As official truck of parade for 32 years, brand's vehicles will again tow towering floats DETROIT – On Thanksgiving morning, an estimated 50 million viewers will tune in to watch the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® in New York City. Among the larger-than-life balloons and marching bands, more than 50 GMC trucks, SUVs and crossovers will tow the towering floats for the 32nd straight year the official truck of the parade. 'There couldn't be a better opportunity th...[Read more...]|
|Audi To Introduce Four New TDI Clean Diesel Models To The US Market At The LA Auto Show|
|• The Audi A8 TDI clean diesel achieves manufacturer estimated fuel efficiency of 24 city/ 36 highway|
• New 3.0 liter V6 TDI clean diesel models will include the Audi A8, A7, A6, Q5 and an updated Q7 TDI
• Audi to use #FuelForThought at the LA Auto Show to create a social media experience at the display and online
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|VOLKSWAGEN DELIVERS OVER 41,000 VEHICLES IN AUGUST, REPORTS A 62.5% SALES INCREASE VS. PRIOR YEAR|
|•Sales momentum supported by improved Total Quality rankings and continued U.S. investments •62.5 percent increase marks the best August since 1973 with 41,011 units sold •Best year-to-date sales since 1973, a 37.6 percent increase •Best August ever for Passat and Tiguan with 10,090 and 2,746 units sold respectively •Jetta Sedan achieved sales of 13,377 units, best August since 2002 •High-mileage, clean diesel TDI models account for 21.4 percent of sales in August. Herndon, VA (S...[Read more...]|
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