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Audi Q3 Sportback wins “Autonis” Award Compact SUV 2020

  • Readers’ choice for best new design features: Audi wins five out of 10 categories
  • Audi models impress in by auto motor and sport readers’ choice voting from 16,000 participants
  • Audi Q3 Sportback, A1 citycarver, A3, A5 and RS 6 win “Autonis” Award

„For AUDI AG’s Head of Design Marc Lichte, design is the number 1 reason for buying at Audi” confirms Laurent Genet, Audi Vietnam Official Importer General Director

Audi won half the trophies awarded on October 21st 2020 at the “Autonis” Awards ceremony in Germany. In the readers’ choice by auto motor and sport, the premium brand took home the coveted award in five of ten categories with models from many segments. The magazine honors the best new design features with the awards each year.

“Each of these models is part of the Audi family, yet has its own character,” said Head of Design Marc Lichte, who accepted the five trophies on behalf of the entire design team. “At Audi, design is the number 1 reason for buying. That is just one reason why it is so extremely important to us as a premium brand that the design of our models not only appeals to us, but also meets the tastes of our customers. You have once again given us an important confirmation of this with the ‘Autonis’.”

Robust and innovative Audi Q3 Sportback

The Audi Q3 Sportback recently launched by Audi Vietnam won auto motor and sport’s Autonis in the “Compact SUV” category. 24.4 percent of the participating readers cast their vote for the Audi Q3 Sportback. A distinguishing feature of the SUV coupé is the low roofline, which makes the model appear significantly longer than its sister model, the Q3. In addition, the Q3 Sportback is almost three centimeters flatter and thus has a more muscular appearance. The Audi Q3 Sportback had already won “Best Car Award 2020” from the “auto motor und sport” readers’ choice award in “compact SUVs/cross-country vehicles” category.

The Audi A1 citycarver with its robust, off-road look claimed victory in the “Small Car” category with 33 percent of the vote. The Autonis winner in the “Compact Car” category was the new Audi A3 with 19.6 percent of the vote. The Audi A5 won Autonis in the “Mid-Size” category with 36.3 percent of the vote. The Audi RS 6 Avant claimed victory in the “Full-Size” category with 22.6 percent of the vote.

“Autonis”: more than 100 new models put to the vote

With a total of five victories, Audi was the top winner at this year’s “Autonis.” The premium brand thus clearly impressed the readers of auto, motor and sport with its models. Overall, there were more than 100 new models from various manufacturers to choose from. Some 16,000 participants cast their readers’ choice votes.

Launched Early October 2020 in Vietnam, the Audi Q3 Sportback makes head turn with its low roofline and muscular body design. At night, matrix LED lights at front and rear illuminate the road and accentuate the sporty character.

In Vietnam, the Audi Q3 Sportback S line exterior styling includes 18-inch alloy wheels 5-spoke V-style design, S line bumpers in full paint finish, air inlets and aluminium sill trims inserts with illuminated scuff plates, making its sporty bias unmistakable.

Loaded with technology and 680 watts coming out of B&O 3D sound system 15 speakers, the Audi Q3 Sportback comes with equipment from the upper class like the 12.3-inch Audi Virtual cockpit, MMI navigation plus via 10.1 inches central touch screen, Audi Smart Phone interface, Audi Drive Select, 360 cameras and hill descent control.

The Audi Q3 Sportback 35 TFSI 1.4 liter petrol engine delivers 110 kW (150 metric hp) and 250 Nm of torque. The Audi Q3 Sportback 35 TFSI sprints up to 205 kilometers per hour. Working with the silky smooth six-speed S tronic transmission with power down through the front wheels, the new Audi Q3 Sportback is fuel efficient. The sprint from 0 to 100km/h takes only 9.3 seconds.

Like all Audi models in Vietnam, the new Audi Q3 Sportback benefits from three years of warranty with unlimited mileage during that period. Customer deliveries started at Audi Ho Chi Minh City, Audi Danang and Audi Hanoi.

In 2020, Vietnam and Germany celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Starting with the Audi Q3 Sportback, Audi Vietnam proudly supports this anniversary by displaying on all new cars on display in Audi showrooms in Vietnam the “A Piece of Germany in Vietnam” logo from the campaign designed by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City to honour the 45 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Vietnam.

„In only ten days since we we launched the Audi Q3 Sportback on October 12th, the whole stock in Vietnam and incoming has been sold, this model clearly has a strong appeal to urban trend-setters in Vietnam“ concludes Tran Tan Trung, Audi Vietnam official Dealer General Director, who adds “to satisfy Vietnamese customers, we are now ordering more production at AUDI AG”.