Volkswagen Group to Launch All-Electric Pick-Up and Rugged SUV in the United States

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71971"] source: Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Group plans to electrify iconic U.S.-brand Scout Independent company to be founded to design, engineer, and manufacture pick-up and rugged SUV (R-SUV) for the U.S. market  Start of production planned for 2026 Herbert Diess, CEO: “Electrification provides a historic opportunity to now enter the highly attractive pick-up and R-SUV segment as a Group, underscoring our ambition to become...

Spy Photo: More Audi Q6 e-tron Photos

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70485"] Awhile back, we showed you photos of the Q6 e-tron. Today, a new batch of photos is giving us a little peek of the dash and also showing a less camouflaged prototype on the outside.

Handling the Norwegian Winter with Audi e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69042"] source: Audi AG The electric quattro even masters difficult winter road conditions Pre-air conditioning offers a large degree of comfort Intelligent thermal control system ensures that you can drive without any worries when it’s cold How does an electric car work in the Nordic cold? A Norwegian family who has driven the Audi e-tron since 2019 shares their experiences. Alongside explanations from Audi’s own technicians, ...

Spy Photo: Lamborghini Urus EVO

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67970"] We spied the Lamborghini Urus EVO in all its uncamouflaged glory during cold weather testing . Only matte Black and with no sort of camouflage, we can now clearly see all the changes Lamborghini has made to the Urus EVO. The front bumper has a new design , different air intakes on the sides and even the upper part of the bumper is changed to make the grille looking slightly bigger. We do also notice air outlets in the engine hoo...

Video of the Day: Audi RS Q8 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67811"] words: Bill, photo: carwow American brute versus German elegance...raw power versus refined power...supercharged 710hp V8 versus twin-turbo 600hp V8. Mat Watson and his Spanish cohort go head-to-head with Jeep's brawny bruiser and Audi's executive super SUV. This RS Q8 may look familiar because it took on a *stifles laughter* Dacia Duster in a previous Video of the Day. Mat takes both through the normal routine: 1/4 mile drag, a rol...

Audi of America 2021 YTD Deliveries Up 5% to 196,038

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67620"] source: Audi of America Editor's note: It's not surprising to see that Q4 2021 sales are down 46.9% over Q4 2020. We've all felt the supply chain challenges from everything from food, medical supplies, to new vehicles. Still, it's encouraging to see Audi of America sales grow 5% and especially the e-tron SUV grow by a whopping 86% in 2021. SUVs dominate the sales categories  comprising 73% of sales for the year and 75% for Q4 2021 ...

Spied: Audi Q9 at the Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65380"] Just as we sent out our photos of the Audi Q9 we received a new batch from the Nürburgring. And this time it looks like the Q9 prototypes have the production body. No more VW Atlas bodies. We can also see the production lights have been fitted both up front and at the rear. As far as we know this is still a China only affair but maybe we will see the Q9 in the rest of the world later on.

Lamborghini Urus Unlocks the World’s Highest Driveable Road in India

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64859"] source: Automobili Lamborghini The Super SUV Urus twice traverses the Umling La Pass: at 19,300 ft, the highest point reached by a Lamborghini The Lamborghini Urus has unlocked the highest drivable road in the world at the top of the Umling La Pass in India’s Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, which is 19,300ft above sea level. Built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the Umling La Pass is a remarkable feat of engineering carrie...

Audi Q4 e-tron: Progressive. Approachable. Premium Electric Mobility.

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64188"] source: Audi of America 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron joins Audi electric portfolio making premium electricfication more attainable than ever; ready for configuration at audiusa.com The Q4 e-tron family delivers the 4th and 5th models to the e-tron portfolio, with Audi on track to have the largest offering of fully-electric models of any automaker in the United States by the end of 2021 Audi electric ecosystem with public charging package and a...

Spied: Audi’s Big EV SUV for China

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="63026"] photos: Audi Club North America The big Audi EV SUV for China comes closer to its debut! At the Shanghai Auto Show in April Audi debuted the Audi concept Shanghai, a big electric SUV aimed for the Chinese market. Riding on the same MEB platform as the Volkswagen ID.6, it will be positioned between the Q4 and Q7 , so basically the size of the Audi e-tron. Audi says the length will be about 16ft (4.87 m) and will offer a range of approxima...

Progressive and Sporty Into the New Model Year: The Audi e-tron S line black edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61081"] source: Audi AG Wheels, Singleframe and side mirrors in black Sustainable microfiber material in the interior, stitching and seatbelts in orange Edition model 50 quattro available starting at 79,350 euros; presales have begun A progressive, profoundly sporty exterior look with a black Singleframe and black side mirror caps, an interior with orange accents – Audi presents its fully electric SUV models e-tron and e-tro...

Spied Again: Audi Q6 e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59606"] We spied the Audi Q6 e-tron for the first time back in February and now we spotted it again. Compared to our first sighting, this prototype was out testing on public roads for the first time giving us a better look overall. We know Porsche is developing a new and fully electric Macan. The new Macan will ride on a new platform dubbed PPE, Premium Platform Electric, that is co-developed with Audi. While the platform for the Taycan (J1) w...

ABT Sportsline Aero Package, Wheels, and Interior Upgrades for Audi SQ7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58396"] source: ABT America With a 500 HP V8 engine, seven-passenger capacity and luxurious interior the Audi SQ7 is already a powerful presence. However, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW would like to add a few words. The ABT slim body aero package gives the midsize SUV a more aggressive design with front skirt add-ons for the air inlet vents, door strip attachments, rear skirt add-o...

2021 Audi Q5 Named a Kelley Blue Book 2021 Best Buy Award Winner

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56370"] source: Audi of America 2021 Audi Q5 named Best Buy in Compact Luxury SUV category Audi Q5 wins a Best Buy Award for fourth consecutive year The 2021 Audi Q5 is updated with sharpened design and new technology The 2021 Audi Q5 has been named a 2021 KBB.com Best Buy Award recipient in the Compact Luxury SUV category. The annual awards recognize the top vehicles in their respective classes as ranked by the editors of Kelley Blue...

Exceptional Compact Sports Car for Individualists: Audi Gives the SQ2 an Even Sharper Design

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55339"] source: Audi AG 2.0 TFSI with 221 kW (300 PS), 0–100 km/h (62.1 mph)1 in 4.9 seconds Seven-speed S tronic and quattro drive as standard, combined with an S sport suspension with progressive steering and Audi drive select dynamic handling system New striking design details, new Audi connect services and assist systems Matrix LED headlights with intelligent high-beam control now available as an option The sporty SUV in the compa...

Sporty, Powerful, and Efficient: Audi Presents the New Generation of the SQ5 TDI

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55216"] source: Audi AG Three-liter V6 diesel engine generating 251 kW (341 PS) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft)2 Twin-dosing technology with two NOx catalytic converters arranged in series Powerfully rugged exterior design with striking sporty elements Optional Matrix LED headlight and rear lights with digital OLED technology Even sharper, sportier, and more efficient: The optimized Audi SQ5 TDI2 now looks even more im...

2021 Audi Q3 40 TFSI – This Small Audi is a Big Value

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55191"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Audi of America is rolling out a new entry level SUV - the Q3 40 TFSI. Now entry level doesn't necessarily mean decontented. The Q3 40 has quattro as a standard feature paired to a 2.0L 4 cylinder with 184hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Also standard are the Touch Response MMI with digital instrument cluster, eight-way power from seats, Audi lane departure warning, high beam assist, and three-zone a...

Formula E Makes Strategic Investment in Extreme E, Joining Forces on Shared Mission To Counteract Climate Change

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54824"] source: Formula E Formula E has today announced that it has become a minority shareholder in Extreme E – the radical new off-road motorsport which will see electric SUVs competing in remote ecosystems around the world. United in their founding purpose to counteract climate change by accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, Formula E and Extreme E have a natural strategic alliance which has been formalised by Formula E’...

Sporty, Practical, and Elegant: Audi Presents The Audi Q5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53265"] source: Audi AG The SUV coupe captivates with its powerful and progressive design New generation of lighting from Audi: rear lights with OLED technology Two all-new models on sale in the U.S. in the first half of 2021 Elegant and practical, progressive and sporty: the Q5 Sportback. The Q5 Sportback is a coupe with dynamic lines that addresses customers who appreciate not just expressive design and technical innovation, but also sporty c...

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, the Sportier Q4 e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53039"] Meet the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, the sportier Q4 e-tron. We have some new photos showing both the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron testing. The Q4 e-tron is no secret anymore for most of you but for the Sportback version, its our first sighting. We spied both Q4 versions testing together in the Austrian Alps. And as usual with most Sportback versions it’s a more coupe-ish looking sibling of the regular car. [gallery link="...