AUDI 35 TDI IS NEW Q5 ENTRY-LEVEL MODEL

Audi Australia is expanding its Q5 model range, with the introduction of a new entry point model – the Q5 35 TDI. “The Q5 35 TDI offers a new entry point into our most popular SUV model, the iconic Audi Q5,” said Nick Reid, General Manager Marketing at Audi Australia. “With the introduction of this model and the curation of our two Sport Limited Edition models, we are ensuring that we are bringing the most attractive vehicles possible to the premium market at this time. “Beyond the current Limited Edition… Read more

2202 AUDI SQ2

It’s taken a long time, but Australia has finally caught up with the Audi SQ2 pocket rocket sports utility vehicle. With a worldwide shift to SUVs, after some years on sale in Europe, Audi has taken the opportunity to launch a refreshed version of the performance compact Down Under. Audis with an ‘S’ prefix in the model designation are generally accepted to have something special and the SQ2 is no exception. How does zero to a hundred kays in 4.9 seconds sound? It’s all down to a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol… Read more

AUDI RS E-TRON GT: ADVANCED DETAILS

Audi Australia has announced pricing and equipment details for the Audi e-tron GT quattro and RS e-tron GT, ahead of their expected arrival in September 2022. “This is an Audi unlike any that have gone before it,” said Paul Sansom, Director of Audi Australia and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Australia. “The e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT look stunning, offer incredible dynamic performance, but most significantly, they do this while emitting zero emissions. The e-tron GT is what the performance car of the future looks like.” Audi e-tron GT… Read more

AUDI Q3 2012 – 2020

The Audi Q3 small-medium crossover SUV arrived in Australia in March 2012. It has an almost coupe-like profile that has become increasingly common in crossovers. Back seat space is okay, but this is a relatively small vehicle so it may be necessary for occupants to come to a compromise on legroom if tall adults are travelling. Try out the rear seat headroom is a little limited. Children are usually fine, but if they are approaching teenage years take them along for your pre-purchase test drives. Ride comfort is good and… Read more

AUDI INCREASES WARRANTY TO FIVE YEARS

Audi Australia has introduced a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty for all new Audi vehicles delivered from 2022. This replaces the former three-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. “We’ve listened to our customers and are proud to make our five-year warranty a permanent feature of the Audi ownership experience,” said Paul Sansom, Director of Audi Australia. “There are many aspects of Audi ownership that delight our customers, but we understand that the reassurance of a five-year warranty is very highly regarded. We are pleased to provide this valuable peace-of-mind for our customers,” said Mr… Read more

AUDI ADDS SPORTBACK TO ITS Q5 RANGE

After a number of false starts due to Covid-19 Audi has now been able to launch a Sportback variant to its latest Q5 model range. It joins the updated wagon-style Q5 SUV that arrived here earlier this year. Sportback variants were first added to Audi’s range in 2010 on its sedan models to provide coupe styling with wagon practicality. The Sportback body style was first applied to an SUV in 2020 with the Q3 and is now been added to the Q5 and SQ5 range. The points of distinction between… Read more

AUDI A4 2008 – 2020

For too many years the Audi 4 was regarded by the public as a second division player in the prestige German market. That’s now pretty well changed and Audi is now seen as one of the big three alongside Mercedes and BMW. The Audi A4 is sold in a big variety of bodies; sedan, a two-door cabriolet and an Avant station wagon. A further variation is the A4 allroad quattro. Based on the Avant it has increased ground clearance, as well as added body and underbody protection, it’s certainly not… Read more

NEW AUDI S3 SPORTBACK AND S3 SEDAN

Audi Australia has announced pricing and specification details for the all-new Audi S3 Sportback and S3 Sedan which are due to arrive in early 2022. The new S3 comes standard with Matrix LED headlights with dynamic front and rear indicators and digital daytime running light signature. Consisting of 5 x 3 LED segments, these incorporate intelligently-controlled high beam lights and lock/unlock animations as standard. The 2.0-litre engine produces 228 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque. The latter is over a broad range of between 2,000 and 5,450 rpm…. Read more

AUDI Q2 REVIEW

The Q2 is the entry-level model into the Audi’s five-model SUV range sitting below the Q3, Q5, Q7 and Q8. Between them they account for around 80 per cent of the brand’s total Australian sales. First released in late 2017, and upgraded in February 2021, the Q2 now comes in two variants: 1.5-litre 35 TFSI and 2.0-litre quattro 40 TFSI. At the same time a new high-performance SQ2 was added and which will justify a separate review down the track. Priced at $43,600 plus on-roads, the 35 TFSI has LED… Read more

AUDI SQ2 – A LITTLE TEMPTATION GOES A LONG WAY

If the Audi R8 supercar could be called a beast, by the same token, the SQ2 small sports utility vehicle, by the German maker, surely earns the title little devil. The figures speak for themselves. The R8 quattro serves up 449 kW and 560 Nm, launching the car from rest to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, the SQ2 quattro 221 kW and 400 Nm, a tad over a second slower. Unremarkably, cost is $395,000 (R8) against $64,400 (SQ2), plus on-roads, but who’s counting? With a worldwide shift to SUVs, after… Read more