The Audi Q2* and the Audi A5 Coupé both finished triumphantly in the 2016 Golden Steering Wheel awards. 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 in Germany selected the best automotive newcomers of the year. The prize, among the most coveted honors in the automotive industry throughout Europe, was presented on November 8th at the Axel-Springer-Haus in Berlin.
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.
Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, said of the award’s importance: “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. 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. Rupert Stadler: “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. 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 #untaggable Audi Q2 now being launched in Europe was already unveiled in Ho Chi Minh City in October at Vietnam International Motor Show 2016. Visitors could discover and appreciate the new geometric design language of the new Audi Q2.
“The first feed-backs we received from the press and VIMS 2016 visitors was extremely positive demonstrating a growing interest in Vietnam for the latest trends in design” confirmed Laurent Genet – Audi Vietnam Official Importer General Director.
The new Audi A5 Coupé won in the “Sports Car” segment. Dietmar Voggenreiter, Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG, accepted the award: “The new Audi A5 Coupé is the Gran Turismo from Audi – a perfect symbiosis of dynamic sports car and elegant coupe. 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.”
“We are looking forward to deliver the stylish Audi Q2 as fast as possible just after Tet 2017 to customers in Vietnam” confirmed Tran Tan Trung – Audi Vietnam Official Dealer General Director.
The Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI delivers 110 kW (150 hp) of power output and plenty of torque even at low speed. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes 8.5 seconds and the Audi Q2 reaches a top speed of 212 km/h Thanks to its cylinder on demand technology, the Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI COD S tronic consumes only 5.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers with low CO2 emissions of 119 grams per kilometer. The Audi Q2 compact SUV rolls off the assembly line at the main Audi plant in Ingolstadt. The Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI retail price will be announced End 2016 and first deliveries will start after Tet at Audi Danang, Audi Hanoi and Audi Ho Chi Minh City.
Fuel consumption of the model named above
Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI COD:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.2 **