Posts from ‘Audi’
DETROIT – Luxury automakers have left few stones unturned in their endless quest to develop new crossover SUV segments. One niche yet unexplored is about to be exploited by Audi.
There’s nothing like a bit of historical data to put 2016 new-car prices in context. For a healthy dose of perspective, scroll down to the 1973-model-year Mercedes-Benz prices below and just sort of let them sink in.
LOS ANGELES–Audi unveiled an all-new, second-generation Q5 crossover SUV at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Q5 is the larger of Audi’s compact crossover SUVs (the smaller being the Q3), and it gets sharper edged styling and a host of new safety and technology features for 2018.
LOS ANGELES—Audi revamps its A5/S5 lineup for 2018 with a redesigned, second-generation coupe model and the addition of a “Sportback” 4-door hatchback body style. The A5 and S5 Sportback share the same basic “5-door coupe” concept as Audi’s A7 fastback, but are executed on a smaller platform.
Class: Premium Midsize Car
Miles Driven: 299
Fuel Used: 19.1 gallons
2017 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T quattro
Class: Premium Compact Car
Miles Driven: 329
Fuel Used: 13.6
Fun fact: In 1980, Consumer Guide road tested seven different diesel-powered vehicles. Turns out those cars were the seven slowest vehicles we tested that year.
Class: Premium Large SUV
Miles Driven: 409
Fuel Used: 21.5 gallons
It’s entirely possible you have no memory of the TV show “Uncle Buck.” That’s probably fine, as by most accounts, the show was terrible, and unworthy to bear the name of the classic John Candy feature film. Not surprisingly, the “Buck” television show failed to last a complete season.
The 2016 Chicago Auto Show opened its doors last week, and naturally Consumer Guide was there to cover all the new-vehicle introductions (which you can check out here). While the gleaming machines on display are obviously the main attractions at any major auto show, the manufacturer displays themselves are another key part of the magic. The displays are often much more than just the frame around the picture—they’re marvelous feats of architectural engineering that help a given brand stake out its space and stand out on the show floor.