Archive for April, 2011
This week’s Shanghai Motor Show will be Audi’s stage to launch the eagerly anticipated Q3. The compact SUV signals an exciting move forward for Audi and their range of models. The Q3 has a rugged style which has clearly taken inspiration from its larger Q5 and Q7 counterparts, as well as the Audi Allroad models. The Q3 has dimensions that will favour urban use, whilst retaining a higher positioned chassis and the reassurance that comes from quattro all-wheel drive.
The compact SUV segment has seen a tremendous amount of growth in recent times – due in no small parts to the demands of customers. Compact SUV drivers are looking for a car that is functional and has everyday usability, without compromising on design or technology. Audi believe the Q3 is an ideal car for this customer type because it is focused on the design, which is combined with advanced technology, excellent efficiency and quattro all-wheel drive.
The Q3 is expected to appeal to existing Audi drivers, as well as enticing customers who are currently driving compact SUV models like the BMW X1, Volkswagen Tiguan, Ford Kuga, Land Rover Freelander and the Range Rover Evoque. The Q3 is expected in our Audi centres before the end of 2011, so contact your nearest Audi centre today for more information.
On Thursday 14th April, Bristol Audi became the scene of a media frenzy, more akin to London’s Leicester Square for a premiere of the latest Holywood blockbuster. The flash bulbs from a scrum of photographers lit the early evening sky at Cribbs Casueway as guests arrived for the official launch of the new Bristol Audi on Lysander Road.
For one night, Bristol Audi was transformed by an army of event staff into an exclusive club that welcomed VIP’s, guests and staff, who were all treated to a spectacular night of music, food and entertainment. Most notable was the attendance of Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney who was accompanied by teammate Jonny Evans and club legend Dennis Irwin. The three arrived at the event in a chauffer driven Audi A8, which was one of many cars used to bring all of the guests to the event.
Entertainment was provided by none other than the jazz-pop superstar Jamie Cullum who gave an exclusive performance to the 400 guests in a specially adapted room, complete with a grand piano and his team of musicians. Champagne from Tattinger, charcuterie and desserts from Bristol’s only two Michelin-starred chefs (Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias of Casamia in Westbury-on-Trym) made the experience even more spectacular.
For the third year in succession, Škoda has been voted Best Manufacturer in the Auto Express Driver Power survey. The survey is completed by almost 25,000 drivers in the UK every year and has become widely recognised as the definitive poll on car reliability and customer satisfaction.
In addition to winning the overall crown, Škoda also had three out of the four top finishers in the Best Car category – Superb ranking number 1, Yeti ranking number 2 and the Octavia ranking number 4 in the poll.
Graham Hope, Acting Editor of Auto Express, said: “It’s been another fantastic year for Škoda in our Driver Power survey. Its cars are setting the pace for rivals to follow, and as the brand’s performance over the years has shown, others are struggling to keep up.”
Škoda UK Director Robert Hazelwood said: “Being voted Best Manufacturer for the third consecutive year is a fantastic achievement for Škoda and its retailers.
“Winning any award is always a great boost, but those linked to customer satisfaction are particularly well received. Along with value for money and excellence in engineering, great customer service is one of the key strategies in our continuing mission to take the Škoda brand forward.”