A conference hosted by New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and Bridgestone Corporation revealed Audi A3 as 2014 World Car of the Year. Previously Audi has won 7 times. These include 2005 World Car of the Year title, 3 World Performance Car titles in 2010, 2008 and 2007, and 2 World Car Design of the Year titles in 2008 and 2007. Audi A3 premium compact sedan triumphed an initial entry list of 24 global cars, a shortlist of 12 and 3 finalists. This year’s finalists were BMW 4 Series, Mazda 3 and Audi A3.
India’s No 1 luxury car maker, Audi India has announced a hike in price of their full range of cars, which includes the Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A7 Sportback, Audi A8L, Audi Q3 S, Audi Q3, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi S4, Audi S6, Audi RS 5 Coupé, Audi RS 7 Sportback, Audi TT Coupé, the super sports car Audi R8, Audi R8 Spyder and the Audi R8 V10 plus.
Audi’s special RS 7 dynamic edition will make its debut at New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The new Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition commands a price of $146,045 (INR 88,02,862) once launched. Sales will begin later this summer.
While some people just admire supercars from afar, there are others who wish they could own one while there are some that only complain about the noise and chaos they generate. However, it is 23 year old Paul Wallace who actually made a great deal of money from his penchant for super cars.
Audi has released sketches of a sleek crossover concept rumored to be the new Q4 SUV ahead of its official debut at 2014 Beijing Auto Show later this month. The sketches speak of an aggressively styled crossover while a host of exterior and interior features which have also been revealed.
World’s largest luxury car manufacturer has posted record sales of 186,126 units for the month of March 2014, which is enough to keep them ahead of rivals Audi and Mercedes Benz who managed to register 170,450 and 158,523 units respectively. For March 2014, BMW registered a growth of 16.9%, Audi registered a growth of 15.4% and Mercedes Benz registered growth of 13.3%.
Audi A3 sedan for India is set for launch by mid 2014. It will come in with a very competitive price tag for its base model because it will be introduced as a CKD from the launch day, unlike in other cases where manufacturers introduced first CBUs and then moved on to CKD. Showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, the upcoming A3 sedan is aimed at becoming the best selling luxury sedan in India.
India’s largest luxury car manufacturer, Audi India continued to be at the top with best ever sales reported for the first quarter of 2014. Registering 2740 unit sales in Jan-Mar 2014 period, Audi India sales for the financial year 2013/14 stood at 10,126. The best performance yet, for an Indian luxury car maker.
Volkswagen Group India has sold 5140 cars in February 2014. For February 2014, Volkswagen India reported 3100 units sold as compared to 5200 cars sold in February 2013. This equates to 40% sales decline.