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|Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:20 pm Post subject: Golden Steering Wheel for Audi Q2 and Audi A5 Coupé
|Golden Steering Wheel for Audi Q2 and Audi A5 Coupé
Audi Q2 wins in the “Compact SUV” category
Audi A5 Coupé wins in the “Sports Car” segment
With 27 awards, Audi is the biggest winner in the Golden Steering Wheel
The all-new Audi Q2 and the new generation Audi A5 Coupé have both finished triumphantly in the 2016 Golden Steering Wheel awards, which have been announced in Berlin.
The premium carmaker from Ingolstadt won in both the “Compact SUV” and “Sports Car” categories. Together with an international panel of experts, readers of “Auto Bild” magazine and the “Bild am Sonntag” newspaper selected the best automotive newcomers of the year and have awarded the prize, which is considered one of the most-coveted honours in the automotive industry in Europe.
“Auto Bild” and “Bild am Sonntag” have been presenting the Golden Steering Wheel awards since 1976. This year’s competition included a total of 36 models in six categories. The victories for the Audi Q2 and Audi A5 Coupé are Golden Steering Wheel awards number 26 and 27 for the brand with the four rings. No other car manufacturer has won more.
“Our successful performance in one of the most prominent competitions in our industry proves that, with our product initiative, we have very attractive models in our portfolio,” said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG.
“As a result, the Audi Q2 and the Audi A5 Coupé convinced the jury, made up of editors, racing drivers, designers, celebrities and driving enthusiasts, even though the participants all had different expectations of the cars.”
The Audi Q2 won through in the “Compact SUV” category.
“This victory shows that the Audi Q2 has captured the spirit of the times. It combines a robust SUV look and agile handling with a size that works for city driving as well as superb functionality,” said Stadler.
“The Q2 clearly signals that the expansion of our Q family is an important component of our growth strategy. With its attractive starting price, we are attracting new customers to Audi.”
The new Audi A5 Coupé won in the “Sports Car” segment.
“The new Audi A5 Coupé is the Gran Turismo from Audi – a perfect symbiosis of dynamic sports car and elegant coupe,” said Dietmar Voggenreiter, Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG.
“The very first A5 Coupé was a landmark in the development of the Audi brand. The Golden Steering Wheel shows that the new A5, with its high-tech features and superb utility for everyday driving, is also setting new standards.”
Australian launch timing
The all-new Audi Q2 will launch in Australia in February 2017, priced from $41,100 MLP. The new generation Audi A5 will arrive in the second quarter of 2017, with pricing and specification still to be confirmed.