Friday, January 22, 2010

Audi India wins seven prestigious Auto Awards



Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, has bagged seven prestigious awards at the annual honours hosted by the automotive media fraternity in India. Audi Q5 won the maximum recognition for Audi India with a total of four awards.

The highly successful luxury SUV Audi Q5 won accolades from India’s leading automotive media houses. It bagged the prestigious ‘Golden Steering Wheel Award for SUV (Import) 2010’ from Auto Bild India, the “Import SUV of the Year 2010” from Overdrive CNBC TV18, “Premium SUV of the Year” from NDTV Profit Car India & Bike India Awards and ‘Luxury SUV of the Year’ from Bloomberg UTV AutoCar India.

The super sports car Audi R8 was crowned the Sports Car (Import) 2010 at the internationally acclaimed Golden Steering Wheel Awards hosted by Auto Bild for the first time in India, while Brand Audi was adjudged as Auto India’s Best Brand for Quality and Best Brand for Advanced Technology (for the 2nd consecutive year).

Commenting on the achievement, managing director of Audi India, Benoit Tiers said, “These accolades are an acknowledgement of the success and acceptance our cars enjoy with discerning customers and reviewers alike. The crowning glory of course is the recognition we have received in the form of the Best Brand awards for Advanced Technology and Quality which is an affirmation of our commitment to technological excellence and a validation of the success of our core philosophy ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’. It is a great honour for Audi to be awarded by such veterans from the Indian automobile industry and this recognition will spur us to set new benchmarks going ahead.”

Audi India posted an impressive 58 percent growth in India in 2009, thereby successfully exceeding its projected sales targets for the second consecutive year. Audi India's vehicle sales volume in 2009 grew to 1,658 cars as compared to 1,050 units in 2008. Despite the challenging market conditions prevalent in the last quarter, Audi India sales grew by 19 percent to 325 units compared to 273 units in 2008. Sales figures for the month of December 2009 stood at 108 cars, thereby registering a growth of 42 percent (76 cars in December 2008).

The entire Audi model range, comprising the Audi A4, the new Audi A6, the Audi A8, the Audi Q5, the new Audi Q7, the Audi TT and the super sports car Audi R8 is available at eight showrooms across the country: in Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kochi. New showroom openings in the beginning of 2010 include Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai (West), Jaipur, Chennai and Ludhiana. Further developments include Lucknow, Coimbatore and Nagpur.

source: wheelsunplugged