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Audi takes you to the next level at Vietnam Motor Show 2019

Ho Chi Minh City, October 17th 2019

• Audi Vietnam is launching its largest product offensive ever with six new Audi models A6, A7 Sportback, A8L, Q2, Q3 and Q8 launched at VMS 2019
• All new Audi models won the top rating five stars at EuroNCAP safety tests in Europe, including the first all-electric SUV Audi e-tron
• „Innovation and technology combine in the largest launch of new models in Audi Vietnam‘s history for VMS 2019 visitors on the Audi stand to enter already the next premium dimension in Vietnam“ highlights Laurent Genet, Audi Vietnam official Importer General Director.


Audi Vietnam‘s largest product offensive ever

The six new models Audi Vietnam is launching simultanesously at Vietnam Motor Show 2019 include the A6, A7 Sportback, A8L, Q2, Q3 and Q8. All won the top rating five stars at EuroNCAP safety tests in Europe, including the first all-electric SUV Audi e-tron. All new Audi models launched in Vietnam offer systematic digitalization, a dynamic driving experience and space concept that fulfills a wide range of customer requirements. Lightweight design combines optimized metals to ensure solid, safe and agile chassis making Audi cars enjoyable to ride. Compact engines amplify the fuel efficiency.

Electric has gone Audi

In addition to the Audi e-tron which is the first fully electrical SUV, the new Audi A6, A7 Sportback, A8L and Q8 are launched at VMS 2019 with an engine fitted to a mild hybrid system to enhance further comfort and efficiency. A belt alternator starter (BAS) works together with a lithium-ion battery with 10 Ah capacity. In combination with the six-cylinder engine, a 48V mild hybrid system is used. For instance if the driver takes his foot off the accelerator between 55 and 160 km/h, the new Audi A6 can coast with the engine switched off – up to 40 seconds. As soon as the driver accelerates again, the BAS starts the engine quickly and smoothly. The 48V system enables the function range of the start-stop mode to be extended up to 22 km/h. During deceleration, the BAS recovers up to 12 kW of energy. In real-world driving, the mild hybrid technology based on 48V reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.7 liters per 100 kilometers. A 12V mild hybrid system is fitted with the four cylinder engine.

The 2.0 liters TFSI engine was awarded “International Engine of the Year 2019” in Germany for engines between 150 and 250 metric horsepower. With a moderate driving style, the 2.0 TFSI combines the efficiency of a small-displacement engine and the dynamics of a large engine at a sporty pace. This same approach applies to the new 1.5 TFSI and 1.0 TFSI engines.

Other Audi progressive highlights VMS 2019 visitors will discover on the new Audi models include HD Matrix LED at the front, OLED light strip animation at the rear, large MMI touch screens with haptic feedback inside, superb design all around and splendid Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound standard on some of the new Audi models. All new Audi with quattro all-wheel drive models integrate the latest quattro ultra.

Audi A8L

“2018 World luxury Car” award winner at New York International Auto Show, the new Audi A8L quattro is the quintessential flagship of the Audi brand. From its design, to the use of the finest materials, the impeccable level of craftsmanship and the absolute latest in technology that makes it as pleasurable to ride as it is to drive, this is Audi at its finest now coming to Vietnam.

Audi Q8

The sporty newest face of the Audi Q family unites the elegance of a four-door luxury coupe with the practical versatility of a large SUV for both business and leisure. In the United States, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) awarded in 2019 the Audi Q8 Top Safety Pick. The Audi Q8 on display at VMS 2019 features the 3.0 TFSI quattro for Vietnam.

Audi A7 Sportback

“2019 World Luxury Car” and Auto Zeitung “Design Trophy 2018” winner in Germany, its futuristic revolutionary sportiness and elegance come impressively accentuated in quattro architecture. The future ready Audi A7 Sportback is a sporty beauty which will make heads turn in Vietnam with its new 2.0 liters TFSI engine version.

Audi A6

The eighth generation of its successful full-size sedan and brings numerous innovations from the luxury class to the full-size class. Whether in terms of digitalization, comfort or sportiness – the elegantly sculptured Audi A6 is the new multitalent in the segment. Acknowledging the high safety standards in 2019, the American IIHS named the new Audi A6 Top Safety Pick+.

Audi Q3

Bigger, bolder and loaded with new technology, the second generation Audi Q3 pushes the compact limits. Its exceptional internal space for versatile use in a compact form will definitely appeal to progressive urban Vietnamese customers. In Germany, the Audi Q3 is the Readers’ Choice of “Best Cars 2019” in the compact SUV/off-road vehicles category of “auto motor undsport” technical magazine.

Audi Q2

The winner of Golden Steering Wheel Compact SUV 2016, German Design Award 2017, Red Dot “Best of the Best” Product Design 2017 and Gold in ladies Choice by Bild am Sonntag in Germany is already a design icon worldwide. In Vietnam, the Audi Q2 now features a new compact 1.0 liter TFSI engine delivering 116 horsepower.

Audi e-tron

Electric cars reach new heights in sleek aesthetics, cutting-edge technologies, driving dynamic, high autonomy and safety - the Audi e-tron is the first electric car awarded the Top Safety Pick + safety standard by IIHS in 2019 and five stars at EuroNCAP. On August 20th 2019, nine journalists set out on the tour stretching over 1,600 km from Slovenia to the Netherlands. Covering ten European countries in only 24 hours, the Audi e-tron demonstrated its long-distance qualities and autonomy. The electric SUV long range and short charging stops, combined with its powerful drive and comfortable interior, turned electric touring into a premium experience. In Vietnam, after Audi Ho Chi Minh City, Audi Hanoi and Audi Danang, the Audi e-tron is now showcasing at VMS 2019 the all-electric vehicle technology immediately available for sustainable mobility in environment friendly cities. In Germany readers of the Auto Zeitung magazine elected the Audi e-tron as the best electric SUV in the e-Mobility Award survey held for the first time in 2019 to replace the Green Mobility Trophy.

Featuring Audi progressive design, sporty feel and sophisticated style, over 700 square meters the Audi stand will display ten models including the new Q2, Q3, A6, A7 Sportback, A8L, Q8 as well as Q5 and Q7 models and the Audi e-tron. All Audi cars come with engine delivering high torque, efficient power and low fuel consumption. Lightweight design combines optimized metals to ensure solid, safe and agile chassis making Audi cars enjoyable to ride.

Audi models in Vietnam benefit from three years of warranty with unlimited mileage during that period. For all new Audi models, customers’ deliveries will start at Audi Ho Chi Minh City, Audi Danang and Audi Hanoi around Tet in 2020.

„Audi Vietnam is launching the highest number of new Audi models in its history – they are all exciting, premium and progressive - and we are looking forward to deliver them all to customers in Vietnam by Tet next year“ concludes Tran Tan Trung, Audi Vietnam official Dealer General Director.