Audi tops CSI rankings

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Audi tops CSI rankings

Every year, the J.D. Power Customer Service Index Study goes out to customers around the country, gathering feedback on the service experience at dealerships. The survey measures satisfaction with:

 

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Within each category, customers rate their experience on a variety of touch points. Thanks to the hard work of everyone in the network, Audi has been steadily climbing the rankings over the last several years, and this year we bested the competition for the first time.


2017 Audi Q7 earns a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS

 

·         2017 Audi Q7 receives Top Safety Pick+ rating from IIHS

·         Q7 receives highest possible rating in the Small Overlap front crash test; and achieves a superior rating in front crash prevention

·         Audi brand continues its commitment to driver safety

HERNDON, February 25, 2016 – The all-new 2017 Audi Q7 has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2016 Top Safety Pick+, earning “good” ratings in all five IIHS crashworthiness evaluations and a “superior” rating for front crash prevention. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest 2016 rating available from IIHS.

“This year’s Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2017 Q7 represents our brand’s longstanding commitment to bringing innovative technologies to the market,” said Scott Keogh, President Audi of America. “The Q7 demonstrates our leadership in many of the advanced driver assistance systems today that will form the future of piloted driving tomorrow.” 

The Audi brand’s focus on elevating standards for automotive engineering addresses evolving criteria for consumer crash tests as designated by the IIHS. The 2017 Q7, with a fully reinforced structure, builds on the model’s good ratings in the Institute's other crashworthiness tests. 

The standard Audi pre sense city with automatic emergency braking earned the 2017 Q7 a “superior” rating for front crash prevention. The system can detect moving and stationary vehicles as well as pedestrians, at speeds of up to 52 mph and initiates braking when a potential collision is detected. 

The 2017 Q7 3.0L TFSI engine generates 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. While the exterior dimensions have remained similar to the outgoing model, the all-new Q7 offers substantially more interior room for passengers with seating for up to seven standard. With exceptionally competent dynamics, driver assistance systems and connectivity, the all-new Q7 sets a new benchmark for the luxury SUV segment.

 

IIHS Top Safety Pick Ratings

IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity. 

To determine crashworthiness, IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor, based on performance in five tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. In the area of crash avoidance and mitigation, IIHS assigns vehicles with available front crash prevention systems ratings of basic, advanced or superior, based on the type of system and performance in track tests. 

For more information about the 2017 Audi Q7, please visit www.audiusa.com.


Audi at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show

INGOLSTADT, Germany, December 2, 2015 - Audi is once again represented at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is being held from January 6 to 8, 2016. The brand is presenting its latest technologies and models for the sixth time - in an exhibit space that is immersed in light. This year too, the press conference on the first day of the show will be followed by the Audi Tech Talk, at which technology experts will be available to answer questions.

At the press conference, which will be held in the North Hall on January 6, 2016, Audi will be offering insights into the latest developments from its technology world. At 11 a.m., Ricky Hudi, Head of Electrics/Electronics Development, and Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, will present the latest technologies, products and megatrends in the areas of electrification, digitalization and piloted driving. With a concept car and numerous technology exhibits, Audi is offering an outlook on the automotive future, which will be influenced more than ever by the electronics field.

Please read the entire news release  here.


Audi brings automated parking to the Boston area

INGOLSTADT/BARCELONA, November 17, 2015 -  Audi and the city of Somerville, Massachusetts, are planning joint innovations for the city of the future on the east coast of the USA. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the context of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. They agreed to develop an urban strategy for Somerville, applying technologies for swarm intelligence or automated parking, and networking cars with traffic lights.

Please read the entire news release here.


Audi of America announces pricing for the new dynamic and technological benchmark in the luxury SUV segment - the all-new 2017 Audi Q7

HERNDON, Virginia, November 11, 2015 - With striking design and lightweight construction, the all-new 2017 Audi Q7 sets a new standard in the luxury SUV segment. The second generation of the seven-passenger SUV also adds benchmark connectivity, infotainment systems and driver assistance technologies. 

The 2017 Q7 introduces Audi's new SUV design language to both exterior and interior features, debuting an all-new lightweight, multi-material body and chassis. Through a combination of clean and simple lines, and innovative technology, the Q7 interior offers drivers and passengers alike an exceptional driving experience. Expertly-crafted double inlay dash design, available customizable ambient interior LED lighting and available segment-exclusive Bang & Olufsen® 3D Advanced Sound System further enhances the luxury of the interior.

Please read the entire news release here.


Audi and TOMS® create exclusive sunglasses for Audi customers during Season of Audi

HERNDON, Virginia, November 6, 2015 - Audi and TOMS are joining forces to make the holidays merrier and brighter. From November 4, 2015 to January 8, 2016, customers who purchase or lease a new or certified pre-owned Audi vehicle during the Season of Audi sales event will receive an offer for a pair of exclusively-designed TOMS sunglasses featuring the four rings.

Please read the entire news release here.


Audi at home, personalized vehicle-sharing, launches at luxury residences in San Francisco and Miami

HERNDON, Virginia, November 9, 2015 - Launching this week in San Francisco and Miami is Audi at home, a premium, collaborative vehicle sharing initiative that provides residences of select properties a new way to experience the Audi brand. LUMINA by Tishman Speyer, San Francisco's largest luxury condominium project currently under construction, will be the first residential community on the West Coast to offer the service, while the Four Seasons Residences in Miami will offer the service on the East Coast. The service will soon expand to other major U.S. cities.

Please read the entire news release here.


Trio of Audi Sport® and performance models to make US debut at LA Auto Show - Audi R8, RS 7 performance and S8 plus

HERNDON, Virginia, November 10, 2015 - Reinforcing the brand's success from road to track, Audi will showcase a trio of new performance vehicles - including the all-new R8, RS 7 performance and S8 plus - at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  

"The Audi Sport® and performance models have always been an essential part of our brand's character," said Filip Brabec, Director of Product Management for Audi of America. "The Audi R8, RS 7 performance and S8 plus represent the maximum of Audi performance, premium design and technology for our customers."

Please read the entire news release here.


Season of Audi year-end sales event includes special edition A3 and A4

  • Black optic package and S line® exterior features with unique wheel offerings highlight the sporty design of the A3 and A4
  • Season of Audi offers also available on Audi Q5 and Audi A6
  • TOMS® sunglasses exclusively designed for Audi offered with purchase or lease during the Season of Audi Sales Event

The annual Season of Audi year-end sales event begins November 4 and runs through January 8, 2016. This year, Audi will celebrate the holidays with special edition A3 and A4 models and a TOMS eyewear promotion.

The A3 sedan has brought to the entry premium market new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans. In celebration of Season of Audi, the A3 Special Edition enhances the model with a black optic package including high gloss black exterior elements, as well as S line exterior features, sport suspension and 18” 5-arm rotor wheels in matte black or 19” 5-arm wing design wheels, further complementing the sporty A3 exterior design. Audi music interface, advanced key and heated seats round out the well-equipped premium offering.

Like the A3, the A4 sedan comes standard with features such as power sunroof and leather seating surfaces, Sirius XM® Satellite Radio trial and xenon headlights. The A4 Special Edition package adds even more comfort and convenience with heated front seats, rearview camera with sensors, MMI navigation plus, Audi connect® and Audi Advanced Key. A4 Special Edition exterior features include black optic exterior elements and 18” Audi Sport 5 double-spoke wheels or 19” Audi Sport 5 V-spoke wheels in titanium to complement the sporty S line exterior.

Also just in time for the holidays, customers who purchase or lease a new or Certified pre-owned vehicle during the Season of Audi Sales Event will receive an offer for a pair of TRAVELER by TOMS® sunglasses exclusively designed for Audi. As a result of this promotion, TOMS® innovative giving program will help restore sight to 50,000 people in need through medical treatments and sight-saving surgery or prescription glasses.

“As we head into the fourth quarter, we are confident that our annual Season of Audi year-end sales event, supported by sales of our premium special edition models and luxury SUVs, will bring a strong finish to the year,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America.

Additional special Season of Audi Sales Event offers will be available on the Audi Q5 and Audi A6.

For more information, please visit www.audiusa.com.


Trio of Audi Sport® and performance models to make US debut at LA Auto Show - Audi R8, RS 7 performance and S8 plus

HERNDON, Virginia, November 10, 2015 - Reinforcing the brand's success from road to track, Audi will showcase a trio of new performance vehicles - including the all-new R8, RS 7 performance and S8 plus - at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  

"The Audi Sport® and performance models have always been an essential part of our brand's character," said Filip Brabec, Director of Product Management for Audi of America. "The Audi R8, RS 7 performance and S8 plus represent the maximum of Audi performance, premium design and technology for our customers."

Please read the entire news release here.