Audi notches up a number of awards during August and September 2012

During the months of August and September 2012, Audi has been picking up many awards for their cars. Customer satisfaction and superior features of the Audi car models are the main reasons why this brand is at the top. The Audi A1 Sportback, Audi A3 and Audi Q5 won the first places in their respective categories in the ‘Best New Design’ poll which was held in the month of September. There were about, 15,000 casting their votes for over 102 models that were shortlisted.

When safety is concerned, Audi doesn’t step back. This is evident as Audi managed to get top points in the recently conducted EURO NCAP and ANCAP crash test. During the crash test, the car is tested on the basis of safety features in place for adults, children and pedestrians too. In the crash test conducted, Audi A3 achieved a high score of 88 points out of 100 and a top rating of five stars.

On the same lines in the ‘project leader’ category, Dr. Ulrich Widmann was presented with the Eurostar award, for his role in the development of the Audi Q3. The Audi A3 won the AUTO BILD DESIGN award in the compact car category. A total of 100,000 voters were responsible for the verdict passed on the most attractive cars in 2012. According to reports by total quality index, the Audi brand is in the topmost position. The Audi A8 and Audi A4 received awards for ‘Best Model and Luxury Car’ and ‘Near Luxury Car’ respectively.

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Awards for Audi in August and September 2012

Three first places for Audi in “Autonis” design award
In the “Best New Design 2012” poll held by the magazine “auto motor und sport” Audi came out on top in three out of eight categories. Almost half of nearly 15,000 people casting their votes rated the A1 Sportback as the best model in the compact cars category. The Audi A3 also put in a convincing performance, capturing 42.7 percent of the votes for compact cars. The outcome of the reader poll among off-roaders was emphatic: The Audi Q5 won by a margin of over ten percentage points over its closest challengers. A total of 102 new models appearing over the past twelve months were eligible for the poll. (September 18, 2012)

EURO NCAP: five stars for the new Audi A3
The Audi A3 achieved the top rating of five stars in the EURO NCAP crash test. Across all categories, the model amassed 88 points out of 100. The European New Car Assessment Program not only looks at safety for adults and children, but also takes protection of pedestrians into account. The ratings are in addition affected by a car’s safety features that are designed to guard against accidents. (August 29, 2012)

Q3 Project Manager Dr Ulrich Widmann receives “Eurostars” award
The magazine “Automotive News Europe” has acknowledged Dr Ulrich Widmann’s contribution to the model development process for the Audi Q3. In the “Project Leader” category, Audi’s representative took receipt of the award on the evening before the Paris Motor Show opened its doors. This European automotive industry journal presents its “Eurostars” each year in 14 categories to significant individuals in the automotive industry. In 2011 Axel Strotbek, member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Finance and Organization, won the award for “Chief Financial Officer” (CFO) of the year. ( September 26, 2012)

AUTO BILD Design Award: Audi A3 tops the compact category
In this year’s AUTO BILD Design Award the magazine’s readers voted the new Audi A3 the most attractive car in the small and compact category. For this European poll, almost 100,000 voters gave their verdict on the most attractive cars of 2012. 136 current models in five categories qualified for the vote. (August 10, 2012)

Total Quality Index™: Audi becomes top brand of 2012
According to the U.S.-based “Total Quality Index™” (TQI), Audi is the top brand in the automotive sector in 2012, scoring 918 out of a maximum of 1,000 points. The Audi A8 has also received the distinction of “Best Model and Luxury Car”. The key features in favor of this sedan were its environmentality and the quality of its interior.

The Audi A4 captured top spot in the “Near-Luxury Car” category, among other reasons thanks to its progressive design and reliability. The award is presented annually by the U.S. market researcher “Strategic Vision” from San Diego. It is based on a customer satisfaction study which involves asking over 45,000 car drivers for feedback on new cars. (August 29, 2012)

Five stars for Audi Q3 in Australian crash ranking ANCAP
The Audi Q3 achieved the top rating of five stars in the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The program’s scope includes a crash into a barrier, a side-on crash and a collision with a pedestrian. The backers of the ANCAP include Australian and New Zealand automobile clubs and the governments of both countries. The SUV had already achieved the top score in the EURO NCAP last year. (August 30, 2012)