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New for 2015
The 2015 Audi Q3 is a brand-new model.
All in the Family
The Premium crossover SUV segment is booming, and Audi isn’t one for getting left behind. To address the growing desire for a smaller crossover, Audi has introduced the all-new Q3.
The Q3 is a smaller version of the popular Q5. It takes much from its older and larger sibling, mainly its chiseled good looks and large array of technology features. What’s more, the Q3 provides the driving dynamic of a sedan, but with the high-riding versatility of an SUV—all in one sleek package.
Powertrains and Performance
The 2015 Q3 keeps things simple with a solitary powertrain that does more than enough to please. Here, we find a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder that is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can choose between front-wheel and all-wheel drive, with the latter Audi’s famous quattro® system.
Fuel economy has become important for all cars, and the 2015 Q3 seems to understand this better than most. Models outfitted with FWD earn an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway),* while AWD versions return 23 mpg combined (20 city/28 highway).* These aren’t hybrid numbers by any means but nearly 30 mpg on the highway is nothing to scoff at.
Features and Trims
The 2015 Q3 is Audi’s most affordable SUV with an MSRP of $32,500,** and is available in Premium Plus and Prestige trims.
Don’t mistake its welcoming price as an excused for mediocrity, the Q3 is every bit the Audi as its siblings—and it shows. Entry-level prestige models include 18-inch wheels, a sweeping panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights, and LED running lights.
Inside, Premium models get genuine leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. And for those of you in colder climates, the Q3 also sports heated front seats.
It wouldn’t be an Audi without a breathtaking array of technologies, which is why the Q3 comes with Bluetooth® phone and audio and a 10-speaker sound system, complete with satellite radio, CD player, and USB ports for connecting an external music device like an iPod®.
Should you prefer to outfit your Q3 further then you’re in luck. Optional equipment for the Premium plus includes Audi’s MMI® (Multi Media Interface) controller, a seven-inch display screen, and a navigation system with intuitive voice controls.
A Driver Assistance package is also available. It provides a number of driving aids such s front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and blind-spot monitoring.
The top-of-the-line Prestige model gets all of the Premium Plus features, as well as all of the content from the optional MMI® Navigation Plus Package and Driver Assistance package, while adding a power liftgate, upgraded Bose® 14-speaker sound system, and Audi connect® (Audi’s web-based suite of technologies and applications).
If you appreciate the Q5’s design then you’ll undoubtedly appreciate the Q3’s. It’s slightly shorter in both length and height than its bigger brother, but sports the same smooth lines and contemporary design that made Audi vehicles some of the most eye-catching around.
There is a lot to appreciate here, and the Q3 does enough to warrant its own fervent fan base. Audi’s prominent trapezoidal grille is featured front and center, and flanked by the German luxury automaker’s signature LED daytime running lights. There is even a touch of sport, thanks to the Q3’s aluminum trim and dual exhaust outlets.
Overall, it’s a familiar yet equally brilliant design that is sure to please your senses.
The 2015 Q3 makes the most of its size by providing a roomy interior with seating for up to five passengers. Up front, the layout caters to the driver, with an elegant three-spoke steering wheel that features redundant multimedia controls.
Perhaps the best way to describe the interior is simply sophisticated yet understated. Like all Audi design, it is the perfect blend of form and function. Controls and easy to find and use, and the 12-way power front seat ensure a comfortable seating position is merely a flick of a switch away.
Cargo capacity is another high note, with 16.7 cubic feet of space on hand with the rear seats up and 48 cubic feet folded down.
Style meets safety in the 2015 Q3. Audi’s all-new model boasts an impressive array of standard safety equipment that includes stability and traction control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. The optional Driver Assistance package features front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and a blind spot monitoring system.
Spacious, stylish, and filled with all the latest technologies, the Q3 represents an excellent entry point into Audi’s lineup of strong crossover SUVs. If your New Year’s resolution is to drive something that holds form and function in equal esteem, we strongly recommend the 2015 Audi Q3.
*EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary depending on driving habits and conditions. Use for comparison purposes only.
**Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Prices do not include transportation, taxes, title, other options, dealer installation costs, or other dealer charges.
It’s easy to take one look at an Audi vehicle and be swept away by its elegant design; however, Audi is more than a mere maker of exceptional-looking automobiles. The German luxury automaker has built a stellar reputation for providing drivers with some of the most advanced technologies available, and that future at the vanguard looks set to continue with Audi’s MIB-2 (Modular Infotainment Platform).
MIB-2 is an electronics architecture that will debut in the upcoming 2016 A6 and A7 models. Both vehicles recently made their North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, sparking a flurry of excitement from industry experts and enthusiast from around the globe.
The new Audi MIB-2 utilizes a powerful NVIDIA Tegra 30 system on chip, driven by a quad-core processor from the NVIDIA Tegra 3 series, for faster performance and higher resolution graphics. These factors combine to make MIB-2 an easily upgradable platform. As more sophisticated technology becomes available, the highly flexible Audi MIB-2 platform allows owners to simply upgrade their software for improved online, media, voice command, navigation, and telephony functions.
With double the processor performance and a faster graphics processing unit, MIB-2 can drive two displays simultaneously: one in the center stack and one in the instrument cluster display. The Tegra 30 graphics processor enables a cutting-edge virtual 3D platform and a completely redesigned user interface. Remarkably, this allows Audi to implement and display a full three-dimensional graphical user experience in its vehicles.
Audi and NVIDIA are also showcasing the industry’s first virtual cockpit—an entirely digital dashboard that will feature in the all-new 2016 Audi TT, which also made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The virtual cockpit revolutionizes the concept of a driver-centric experience by replacing the instrument cluster with a central, digital unit. It combines the functions of traditional instrument gauges with one central and unique 12.3-inch TFT display. This revolutionary display features superb 3D graphics and brilliant clarity. Once again, a quad-core Tegra 30 processor from NVIDIA is capable of rendering up to 60 frames per second to ensure instrumentation, such as speedometer, rev counter and navigation, are displayed with absolute precision.
It appears Audi has no desire to slow down its role as one of the auto industries technological pioneers. Its new infotainment platform coupled with its innovative partnerships and revolutionary digital displays will ensure driving an Audi vehicle will continue to offer an unmatched experience.
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At CES in Las Vegas, the world’s most important electronics exhibition, Audi makes a splash with a host of new technologies.
Even today, many customers view their car as more than just a vehicle – it is a “mobile device". Audi drives forward networking of its models both inside and outside the car. At CES, Audi presents a wide range of innovations in the technology fields of controls and displays, infotainment, connectivity and lighting technology, in driver assistance systems and in piloted driving.
Audi’s new hardware and software solutions are flexible and intelligent, and they provide added operating comfort. Take the new Audi TT* and the new Audi Q7*: here, all the driver needs to do is to issue the voice command “take me to the nearest Italian restaurant” and the navigation system immediately will display the corresponding route. This big SUV’s new all‑in‑touch MMI will let the driver scroll and zoom as on a smartphone. Every entry will trigger a haptic feedback.
Audi connect, a rich portfolio of networked applications, also offers new solutions. In the new Audi Q7, the driver can use a smartphone to link up with the software environment of Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The system also provides the driver with access to Napster’s and Aupeo!’s music worlds and to online updates of navigational maps. A virtual cockpit shows all of the car’s displays in the Audi TT (standard) and the Audi Q7 (optional). This fascinating digital instrument combination boasts elaborate 3D graphics and animations as well as great scope for customization.
Driver assistance systems is another area where Audi opens a new chapter in the new Audi Q7. Solutions such as the Predictive Efficiency Assistant and adaptive cruise control including congestion assistant point the way towards upcoming piloted driving technology. The brand recently showed how much emotional appeal this can have when the driverless Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept raced around Hockenheim speedway, a Grand Prix circuit in Germany, at a top speed of 240 km/h (149.1 mph) making it the sportiest piloted car in the world.
To mark 2015 CES, an Audi A7 piloted driving concept will motor from Stanford in Silicon Valley to Las Vegas. The car’s zFAS driver assistance controller will upload data collected during the journey to the Cloud where it will be processed, then transmitted back to the car, enabling the car to permanently expand its data repository and making it an intelligent and adaptive vehicle.
Four spectacular cars round off Audi’s presence in Las Vegas. They are the standard TT Roadster, RS 7 Sportback* and R8 LMX as well as the Audi prologue piloted driving showcar, which was purpose-built for CES.
Audi at 2015 CES
“Next chapter” is the motto for Audi’s presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 6ththrough 9th, 2015. At this most important electronics fair in the world, Audi, the brand with the four rings, will present its available technology and its projects for tomorrow.
Audi’s CES presence is centered on the car’s communication with its surroundings. Focus topics include piloted driving, new Audi connect solutions, new infotainment modules, control and display concepts and new developments in lighting technology. Among the highlights of Audi’s CES presence are the hybrid-powered Audi prologue piloted driving showcar and the interior model of the new Audi Q7, itself debuting at the Detroit auto show
“Digitalization and networking in all areas are the megatrends of the present,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, board member for technical development at AUDI AG. “The car is becoming a mobile device on four wheels. Connectivity is the key to the future and a crucial area of our development work. We have continually pioneered the use of electronic technologies for years now.”
Extremely convenient: driver assistance system and piloted driving
Driver assistance systems make driving more pleasant, safer and more efficient. They are available in almost all of Audi’s model lines. Debuting in the Audi Q7, to be launched in 2015, are groundbreaking solutions such as the Predictive Efficiency Assistant, the Trailer Assistant and adaptive cruise control including a congestion assistant.
For the company’s next big step, Audi will introduce its new technologies for piloted driving before the end of this decade. These can take over driving in certain situations if the driver wishes them to do so. Audi has been performing pioneering work in this area for years and shown how thrilling piloted driving can be. In October 2014, the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept lapped the Grand Prix circuit at Hockenheim at speeds up to 240 km/h (149.1 mph) with no driver on board, making it the sportiest piloted driving car in the world.
Audi has presented its solutions for piloted driving and driving in congested areas at CES in previous years. Now, in time for 2015 CES, the brand sets another milestone with the Audi A7 piloted driving concept featuring a wide range of standard and close-to-standard sensors, which will drive from Stanford in Silicon Valley via Bakersfield to Las Vegas.
Contributing to Audi’s edge in piloted driving is the central driver assistance controller (zFAS), which processes information gathered by the sensors to create a detailed impression of the car’s surroundings. Audi connect’s superfast online connection will route this data to a Cloud‑based IT backend. There, the data will be processed using machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence before it is transmitted back to the car. The car thus continually expands its intelligence as it drives, ceaselessly improving its performance in complex situations. At the same time, other users of this technology can also benefit from this accumulation of information.
Farsighted: Audi’s lighting innovations
Audi has been a leader in automobile lighting technology for years. Groundbreaking innovations available in several current model lines include matrix LED headlights for intelligent and flexible illumination of the road surface as well as dynamic turning signals.
Another world first is the laser highbeam available in Audi’s high-end R8 LMX edition model. Its range is more than 500 feet. At CES, Audi will introduce Audi Matrix laser technology as the next step, a laser light providing high-resolution and finely tuned illumination of the roadway ahead. Another innovation is construction area lighting. This projects two markedly bright light strips onto the road, thus visualizing the car’s width.
Attractive and intuitive: controls and displays in the TT and the Q7
Clear and intuitive operation has always been a strength of Audi. At CES, the brand will show the most recent advances in control and display technology as available in the new Audi TT and the upcoming Audi Q7.
One highlight is the Audi virtual cockpit. This fully‑digital combined instrument provides the driver with minutely rendered, brilliant 3D graphics of all information and offers different display modes to choose from on its 12.3‑inch TFT monitor. Audi virtual cockpit is powered by the T 30 graphics processor made by Audi’s cooperation partner NVDIA.
Audi will also present innovations in control technology The TT and the new Q7 will feature MMI terminals with an all-new interface logic. This will emulate the concept of modern smartphones, where flat hierarchies replace sprawling menu trees.
Four elements: the traditional push-turn knob, the multifunction steering wheel, natural voice operation accommodating everyday speech, and a touchpad accepting signs and multi-finger gestures, are available to control the system’s numerous functions, which include telephone, radio, media and navigation. In the Audi TT, the MMI all‑in‑touch’s interface is on the knob, while in the Audi Q7, it is a separate surface. The system provides haptic feedback after every entry.
All-round networking: Audi connect
The term Audi connect covers all applications and developments networking the car with its owner, the Internet, public infrastructure and other automobiles. This is another field of technology where Audi continually expands its lead.
A central hardware element, the Audi connect module, connects the car with the internet via LTE, the fastest available transmission standard. The car’s passengers can connect their mobile devices to a WLAN hotspot, which also provides the driver with customized online in-car services from the Audi connect portfolio. One of the innovations in this area is Online Media Streaming, which offers access to Napster and Aupeo! music services, and online updating of the navigational map.
Additional services will be available in the new Audi Q7, among them the Audi smartphone interface. Depending on whether a customer connects an iOS or an Android device, the interface will call up the Apple Car Play or Android Auto platform onto the car’s MMI monitor. At the core of the offering is an enormous selection of music titles. In addition, both platforms provide navigation and messaging functions and appointment reminders.
Future car‑to‑X technologies are another key element of Audi connect. These will enable Audi models to interact with traffic lights in a city to navigate traffic faster and more efficiently. Another solution will permit cashless payment in a parking garage or at a kerbside meter, a third one will identify speed limits and spot dangers and also relay the corresponding information to other cars.
Another innovation presented by Audi at CES is the Audi mobile key. Here, a smartphone or a smartwatch provides access to the vehicle, making them highly flexible complements to existing keys. The mobile key uses Near Field Communication (NFC), which is available even when the mobile device’s battery is empty.
Powered by NVIDIA: infotainment
At CES, Audi will be showing attractive innovations in infotainment. One of these can be seen in the Audi phone box in the new Q7, which permits easy pairing of a smartphone. It can now inductively charge compatible phones under the Qi standard.
Another first is 3D sound. In the new Audi Q7, the premium sound systems from Bose and Bang & Olufsen integrate additional speakers which open up height as a spatial dimension. A sophisticated algorithm extracts information for the third dimension from conventional stereo or 5.1 recordings and processes it for reproduction via the speaker array.
Audi to set new standards in infotainment with its Modular Infotainment Matrix and its technology network. The brand’s revolutionary approach involving a modularized electronic architecture brings Audi’s development cycles closer to those in the fast-paced consumer electronics business.
2012 saw the debut of the Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB) with an NVIDIA T 20 chip as its heart in the Audi A3*. A mere one-and-a-half years later, the MIB’s second stage has been deployed in the Audi TT and in the new Audi A6* and A7 Sportback*. Again, an NVIDIA processor plays a key role. The T 30 is a quad-core chip running a 3D graphic program from specialist software manufacturer. Rightward to render brilliant graphics on two displays simultaneously. Thanks to the matrix’ modular structure, Audi can keep it continuously up-to-date and quickly integrate attractive innovations from consumer electronics.
Another chip from NVIDIA, the Tegra 4, powers the Audi tablet debuting in the new Q7. With an active 10.1‑inch display, the Audi tablet’s will provide mobile rear-seat entertainment. In the car, the tablet will connect itself to the on-board infotainment and navigation system via WLAN. What is special about the Audi tablet is that it has been expressly designed for use in the car. This means it is both high-class and robust. Of course, it can also be used on a WLAN outside the car.
Audi as driving force: electronic architecture
To expand its lead in hardware, Audi set up the Progressive Semi Conductor Program (PSCP) in late 2010. Under the program, Audi directly involves not just its system suppliers but also semiconductor makers. It is a key factor for future innovations.
As in hardware, so Audi develops solutions of its own in software – a task falling mainly to e.solutions GmbH, a subsidiary.
In vehicle electrics, Audi has developed a new, scalable architecture, the 48 volt onboard partial network. It will soon complement conventional 12 volt networks and permit deployment of new high-performance electric components. These will include an electric compressor as a supplementary turbocharger or an extra-strong generator capable of recuperating a higher amount of kinetic energy and, when used as a motor, transforming the car’s powertrain into an efficient mild hybrid.
Future power: electromobility – charging without a cable
Under the name e‑tron, Audi resolutely advances the electrification of the powertrain. One of many aspects in this is contactless charging of all- or part-electric e‑tron models. Audi is putting great effort into induction-based supply of energy, known as Audi wireless charging (AWC).
The brand has developed a power matrix offering numerous options so as to provide each customer with a solution filling his or her precise needs. Approaches range from a 48‑volt onboard network to plug-in hybrid powertrains. These marry the advantages of a combustion engine with those of electric traction, providing the customer with long range, power and efficiency all at the same time.
The launch of the A3 Sportback e‑tron* in 2014 was Audi’s successful entrance into plug‑in hybrid technology. This will now be swiftly rolled out across the model range, with the medium and top segment next in line. A new e‑tron model is set for introduction every year. At the same time, Audi is working on purely-electric vehicles with high-capacity batteries and powerful motors requiring no compromises in terms of range and usability.
A look into the future: Audi models at CES
Four spectacular cars round off Audi’s presence in Las Vegas. They are the TT Roadster, RS 7 Sportback and R8 LMX production models as well as the Audi prologue piloted driving showcar which was purpose-built for CES.
The showcar expresses progressive technology in its entire character. Its brightly lit interior fuses the car’s architecture with the display and control concept to create a novel unit. The entire front of the instrument is executed as a three-part touch display. Add to this an innovative, ultrathin and flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display.
The showcar’s hybrid powertrain has a muscular 4.0 TFSI working together with a powerful e-motor. System power output of 505 kW (677 hp) and a combined torque of both engines of 950 Nm (700.7 lb‑ft) enable the Audi prologue piloted driving to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.5 seconds. Its CO2 emissions are 185 g/km (297.7 g/mi).
Long-distance test drive successfully completed
- The Audi A7 piloted driving concept ‘Jack’ impresses through its reliability and natural ability to drive in traffic
- Piloted driving system proves its real world functions and application
- Audi will show additional automotive innovations during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES )
The Audi A7 3.0 TFSI quattro piloted driving concept proved itself very cabable of driving in traffic just as customers do on a daily basis. Journalists that were behind the wheel were impressed with the concept cars ability to drive comfortably and in the logical user interface for which Audi is known. „The results of the test drive underscores our piloted driving competency“, said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. „I‘d like to thank the team of Audi engineers, VW Group R&D and the Electronics Research Laboratory for making it such a great success.“
The test drive resulted in actionable data to help further development of Audi piloted driving. Even so it offered the longest drive at full highway speeds with members of the public behind the wheel. The journalists were able to experience piloted driving in 100 mile stints in various traffic situations on public highways . In total, the the drive was 560 miles long, or approximately 900 kilometers. As required by State laws in California, an experienced Audi test driver accompanied the drive from the passenger seat.
The concept vehicle utilizes various production-ready sensors as well as sensors integrated into production vehicles today that accurately detect the vehicles surroundings.Adaptive cruise control (ACC) and Audi side assist (ASA) long-range radar sensors as well as mid-range radar sensors at the front and the rear of the vehicle that are directed to the left and right of the vehicle provide the vehicle with a 360 degree view of its environment. Laser scanners are integrated into the front Singleframe grille as well the rear bumper to provide additional detailed recognition of static or dynamic objects. The redundance of the sensor data constists of a continuous plausibility check during piloted driving to ensure the correct decisions are being made the vehicle and the driver. Four smaller cameras at the front and rear of the vehicle provide short-range information of the surrounding environment. The hi-resolution, wide-angle 3D video camera, which will first see production in the the new Audi Q7, obvserves the surrounding traffic surrounding the vehicle. The sensors utilizes is close to production and meets financial targets for inclusion into future products.
The concept relieves the driver of driving duties from 0 to 70 mph, or just over 110 km/h. The car can initiate lane changes and passing maneuvers as well as accelerate and brake independently. Before initiating a lane change to the left or the right (on US highways), the vehicle adapts its speed to surrounding vehicles. If the speed and distance calculation is deemed safe, the vehicle initiates the lane change with precision and in a timely manner.
Before the piloted driving system reaches its limitations, in city environments for example, the driver is requested to take control of the vehicle to ensure proper safety. Multiple warning signales work in unison: colored LEDs at the base of the windshield, signals in the driver information display, a Central Status Indicator (CSI), as well as a acoustic warning indicator requires the driver to retake control.
Audi will present its “Next Chapter” at CES from January 6th through 9th, 2015 in Las Vegas. The technologies of today and the projects of tomorrow will be presented at one of the most relevant, trendsetting electronic trade shows in the world. A multitude of technologies and two world premieres including the interior model of the new Q7 and another concept car will demonstrate the technological competencies of Audi. Primary topics will include new user and display interfaces, modern infotainment and new Audi connect solutions, as well as LED and laser-matrix lighting technologies will be presented. These and additional highlights of piloted driving will be shown. At the center of all of these topics is the car and its communication with its surroundings.
Audi MediaTV is broadcasting live from the International CES 2015 and is covering the Audi Press Conference on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) / 8:00 p.m. (CET) in its entirety.
*Fuel consumption of the models named above:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10.7 – 7.2** (22.0 – 32.7 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 249 – 189** (400.7 – 304.2 g/mi)
**The fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions of a vehicle vary due to the choice of wheels and tires. They not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but are also influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors.
Service provides up-to-the-minute traffic insights for best routes, travel times and alerts to accidents and incidents on the route
“The addition of INRIX XD Traffic to the Audi connect suite of services gives Audi drivers one more valuable tool to assist with the unavoidable challenges that come with everyday driving,” said Anupam Malhotra, Senior Manager of Connected Vehicles, Audi of America. “The dynamic flow of traffic information means customers can count on their Audi vehicles to help them find the best route to their destination.”
“A higher level of data resolution and improved re-routing algorithms means INRIX XD Traffic provides drivers with an unprecedented level of traffic precision,” said Andreas Hecht, Vice President and GM of Automotive, INRIX. “This embodies the standard of performance and innovation customers expect from Audi.”
The addition of INRIX XD Traffic to the Audi connect* suite of services complements real-time parking availability and fuel information services already available through Audi MMI® Navigation-equipped vehicles. INRIX Park helps drivers navigate to the closest available parking, easily compare rates and get turn-by-turn directions to the entrances for more than 23,000 parking locations in North America. Additionally, INRIX Fuel provides location and real-time fuel price information for more than 140,000 gas stations in North America. This service automatically updates price per gallon by grade from payment transactions at gas stations for the most current fuel price information available. Combined, all services work to produce a variety of insights and information that makes navigation easier for Audi owners.
Other available Audi connect services include Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity as well as real-time new, local traffic, travel and weather information, social media feeds, access to Internet Radio stations and more.
Audi and INRIX will demonstrate these services in vehicles on display at the International CES in Las Vegas from January 6-9, 2015.
For more information, please visit www.audiusa.com.
December 2014 marks the 48th consecutive month of record sales for Audi in the U.S.
- December 2014 marks the 48th consecutive month of record sales for Audi in the U.S.
- The most recent month stands as the best-ever U.S. sales month and the first time monthly sales have topped 19,000 vehicles
- All-time record sales year for Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles
December 2014 represented the best-ever December sales results in Audi history, as well as the 48th consecutive month of record sales for Audi in the U.S. The previous December record was set in 2013 with sales of 17,013 vehicles.
“These record-breaking sales results are a direct reflection of the commitment and dedication of our dealer partners,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “Their recent investments into the Audi franchise total nearly $1 billion, and alongside the heavy investments in new products and technologies made by AUDI AG, the future is bright for Audi in the U.S.”
Sales of Audi SUV models remained robust through the end of the sales year. The Audi Q5 posted a year-over-year gain of 5.1% with 42,420 vehicles delivered in 2014. Year-to-date sales for the Audi Q7 increased 15.9% to a total of 18,517 vehicles. Sales of the all-new Audi Q3 also closed out strong with 3,654 vehicles sold in 2014.
The top end of the Audi lineup (A6, A7, A8, Q7) continued to perform as well, with the most exclusive Audi models representing approximately one-third of overall Audi sales. In particular, the Audi A6 sales increased 9.6% for the month and 6.7% for the year.
December sales of the Audi A3 family maintained its steady pace, with 2,690 vehicles sold. 2014 resulted in a total of 22,250 vehicles from the A3 model line delivered to Audi customers.
Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles also increased to record levels for the month of December and for the full year. December 2014 marks the 17thconsecutive month of record CPO sales, and it resulted in an increase of 8.1% and a total of 4,349 CPO vehicles sold. CPO sales in 2014 increased 17% to 47,023 vehicles.
- The 2015 Audi A3 models, including new sedan and Cabriolet variants, have generated total sales of 22,250 units since the first of the family line models reached the U.S. in the spring.
- Sales of Audi premium category vehicles (Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, and Audi Q7) increased 6% year-to-date, representing 31% of total Audi sales year-to-date and 14% of the Audi year-to-date sales gain.
- Sales mix for Audi S performance variants finished the month at 13.9% for the S3 sedan; 15.6% for the S4 sedan; 36.3% for the S5/ RS 5; 2.1% for the S6; 30.2% for the S7 / RS 7; 9% for the S8; 91.7% for the TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster, and 5.8% for the SQ5 crossover.
- Audi holds the longest running monthly record sales streak in the premium car market according to a competitive sales report from MotorIntelligence.com.
Audi U.S. snapshot (YTD)
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|Model Line||Dec '14 Actual||Dec '13 Actual||Yr/Yr % change||Dec '14 YTD Actual||Dec '13 YTD Actual||Yr/Yr % change|
|Total Audi Sales|
|Total CPO Sales|
- A3 includes A3 sedan, S3 sedan and A3 Cabriolet.
- A4 includes A4 sedan and S4 sedan, but does not include Audi allroad.
- A5 includes A5 coupe, S5 coupe, RS 5 coupe, A5 Cabriolet, S5 Cabriolet and RS 5 Cabriolet.
- A6 includes A6 sedan and S6 sedan.
- A7 includes A7 sedan, S7 sedan and RS 7 sedan.
- A8 includes A8 sedan, A8 L sedan and S8 sedan.
- Q5 includes Q5 and SQ5.
- R8 includes R8 coupe and R8 Spyder.
- TT includes TT coupe, TTS coupe, TT roadster and TTS roadster.
Keep your car rolling safely and efficiently
One major cause of accidents, and financial distress, is not maintaining your vehicle properly. When it comes to driving, your vehicle’s tires are one of the most important parts to maintain. If you are looking to save money and increase your car’s safety, then you should consider regular tire balancing as well as alignment checkups.
One of the biggest reasons that you should make sure your vehicle’s tires are aligned is safety. Misaligned tires can cause a number of problems including pulling to one side, less control over your vehicle, and an increased rate of wear on your tires’ tread. Not only is this dangerous, but you will have to replace your tires much more frequently if the alignment is off, which will put a big hole in your wallet. Another thing to consider is that misaligned tires will negatively affect your vehicle’s fuel economy.
Balancing your vehicle’s tires is also very important. Think about everything your tires encounter on a day-to-day basis. Whether it is potholes, sticks or rocks, your tires go through a beating every day. Sometimes, certain tires will wear more than others, creating an imbalance in your vehicle. The result is often a slight shaking of the car, which will get worse with speed.
Even the slightest imbalance can cause big problems, which is why it is important to take your car into the shop and have its tires balanced every so often. The result is that no one tire will be worn to an exaggerated amount, and wear will occur more evenly on all four tires.
If you need your tires balanced, aligned or both, then don’t hesitate to contact your local dealership for friendly assistance. You won't regret it and your car will thank you by running better than ever!
Enjoy peace of mind while staying within a budget
You're feeling pretty good having just paid off your car, until you need to replace the fuel pump, or the transmission, or any other components that could go wrong. Once the repair bill is calculated, you realize that it's as much or more than a car payment, but you don't want to continue making car payments. You probably wished you'd have gotten that extended warranty.
Extended warranty basics. Most automobile manufacturers offer the option of purchasing an extended warranty, lengthening the original warranty period beyond the normal expiration date. With an extended warranty, you get most of the services from the dealer that the original warranty covers. Some consumers purchase the extended warranty with the original purchase of the vehicle and simply add it to the monthly payment. You can also purchase an extended warranty once the original warranty is about to expire.
Extended warranty or new vehicle. You'll most likely discover that the cost of an extended warranty saves you a considerable amount of money when compared to the price of a new vehicle, which means you can have the peace of mind of having a car under warranty while not having to dish out a monthly car payment.
Extended manufacturer's warranty vs third party company. There are two types of extended automobile warranties available on most vehicles. The aforementioned manufacturer's extended warranty is the more common of the two and, in most cases, the more reliable. Third-party companies also sell extended warranties, allowing you to get your vehicle worked on at certain shops and then reimbursing you for the costs. Make sure you read the fine print before purchasing an extended warranty and do your research, especially when it comes from a third-party distributor, many of which aren't as reputable as the dealership where you purchased the vehicle initially.
What extended warranties do not cover. When factoring in the cost of vehicle maintenance vs buying a new car, you should understand what is and isn't covered by most extended warranties (as always, make sure you know what's covered before you buy it.). Extended warranties cover most major vehicle components, but are not as extensive as the original bumper-to-bumper warranties you had when you first bought the vehicle. Wear items, such as head lights, tires, brakes, shocks are not normally covered with an extended warranty.
Things to consider. If you plan on keeping your vehicle for many years, you're a likely benefactor from an extended warranty, especially if you're on a fixed budget that could be blown up by a costly repair. Like any insurance product, there are differing costs and differing coverage. Make sure the extended warranty covers what you need it to cover and fits within your budget.
If your objective is to own your car without having a monthly payment and staying within a budget, the luxury of added protection is a good choice.
Each winter, it seems like some people have an easier time staying healthy, while others pick up every virus that comes along. If you tend to cough and sneeze your way through cold and flu season, there are some natural things you can try to boost your immune system and avoid sickness.
Wash your hands frequently
The common cold and similar viruses are passed through contact with other people. Germs are spread when people cough or sneeze, and those germs can live for several hours on surfaces around your home, work, or school. Minimize your chance of getting sick by washing your hands frequently, particularly after spending time in public places or taking care of your sick kids. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers or wipes also help kill germs when you aren’t able to wash your hands.
Clean up your home
Kids often pick up germs at school and bring home colds which quickly spread through the whole family. Encourage your family to use tissues and wash their hands often. Contain germs by having sick kids rest in their rooms, instead of the family room, and clean shared surfaces frequently. Wipe down door knobs, toys, remote controls, countertops, sinks, and other common areas. Disposable plates and paper towels can help prevent the spread of sickness, while also making it easier to clean up.
Have a healthy lifestyle
A strong immune system may help you fight off colds and viruses. You can boost your ability to fight off sickness by eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and getting a good night of sleep. Foods with phytochemicals (plant nutrients) have the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy, or get better more quickly when you do get sick. Focus on fruits in vegetables in a variety of colors, including dark green, red, and yellow.
A regular aerobic workout has many benefits which will help you prevent sickness from cold and flu germs. Brisk exercise spreads oxygen through your body, makes your heart pump blood more rapidly, and works up a good sweat. Exercising several days a week also makes you feel more energetic, and may help your immune system fight off germs and infections.
Learn to relax
Sleeping well each night is part of a healthy lifestyle, but taking time to relax during the day can also give your immune system a boost. Learning to relax means more than just avoiding stress. Studies show that actively relaxing increases interluekins—chemicals in your blood which fight off sickness. Actively relaxing is a kind of meditation. It means turning off the TV, taking a break from the world around you, and learning to focus on a calming image or idea. Learning to relax in this way takes time and practice. Build up to 30 minutes each day to improve your body’s immune response.
With some extra care and a few simple steps added to your daily routine, it’s easy to prevent colds naturally.
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