Audi has announced a series of styling updates for the 2019 Model Year A4 Saloon and Avant ranges that also goes hand-in-hand with a number of detail equipment enhancements. The design-oriented changes aim to sharpen the look of SE and Sport versions and raise the S line specification profile.
A new lead-in V6 TDI version of the Audi A7 Sportback is now available to order, offering up to 50.4mpg combined. Drawing on 228 bhp of power and 369 ft lb of torque, the new A7 Sportback 45 TDI quattro also has WLTP-certified emissions of as little as 147g/km.
Audi has announced the all-new Q8, which it describes as an SUV coupé. The company says it remains faithful to the dramatic styling of the original Q8 Sport concept first revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The series production car will join UK roads this summer.
Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At this this week’s Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG, the Board of Management presented the updated “Audi.Vorsprung.2025.” strategy. To enable about every third customer to decide in favour of an e-model by the middle of the next decade, there is to be an electrified variant in each model series by then – most of them are to be fully electric, with a smaller proportion as plug-in hybrids.
Audi says the Avant model will return to the A6 range this month. The new Audi A6 Avant not only integrates a 1,680-litre maximum luggage capacity but also takes on board standard mild hybrid drive, new technology including the fully digital MMI touch response operating system and a broad spread of driver assistance options.
Audi says the world’s first certified CO2-neutral high-volume production plant in the premium segment will shortly begin production of its first fully electric series production model. Audi Brussels has been awarded a “CO2-neutral site” certificate by the Belgian testing company Vinçotte. The site covers all production processes and all other emissions generated at the plant either by renewable energies (approximately 95 percent) or compensates for them with environmental projects (approximately 5 percent).
The new Audi A6 Saloon will become available in the UK this summer. The main features include an all-digital control system, comprehensive connectivity and mild hybrid technology. The new model incorporates many of the refinements and innovations from the company’s latest A8 luxury flagship.
While its looks might not be drastically different, don’t think Audi has been resting on its laurels.
The original A5 was a big success for Audi, and the new model looks set to continue its trajectory.