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Audi Q5, Audi Q7 have top appeal in their luxury SUV segments, new J.D. Power and Associates study finds

July 16, 2010 lacarguy Audi, New Cars Tags: , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Audi Q5, Audi Q7 have top appeal in their luxury SUV segments, new J.D. Power and Associates study finds

· J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study assesses how gratifying a new vehicle is to own

· The consumer-based rankings gave Audi top marks in Midsize Premium Crossover / SUV and Entry Premium Crossover / SUV segments

· Annual study examines how gratifying a new car is to drive and own

HERNDON, Va., July 16, 2010 – The only two sport-utility vehicles Audi offers – the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 – earned top rankings in their luxury Crossover / SUV categories in the newly released J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.

Audi was one of only six brands surveyed that received at least two individual vehicle APEAL awards.

According to J.D. Power and Associates, the APEAL Study examines how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive, based on owner evaluations of more than 80 vehicle attributes. The 2010 APEAL Study is based on responses gathered between February and May 2010 from more than 76,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2010 model-year cars and trucks who were surveyed after the first 90 days of ownership.

“These latest J.D. Power and Associates study results demonstrate what our customers have been telling us for years,” said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. “Audi vehicles are thrilling to drive and captivate the consumer whenever they enter one. Our company’s exceptional growth in recent years is a testament to the quality experience our products provide.”

The Audi Q5 combines the dynamism of a sports sedan with an impressively versatile interior and a wide range of practical features for leisure and family use. Powerful, efficient engines, quattro permanent all-wheel drive and an agile suspension layout form an impressive technological package for on-road and off-road use. Highlights such as the innovative S tronic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the driving dynamics system Audi drive select are the evidence of the Audi commitment to progressive innovation. The sportiest SUV in its class, it is dynamic, multifunctional and comfortable.

The Audi Q7 is the luxury SUV for sporty individualists, for people who are seeking a vehicle that will take them anywhere they want to go for sports, recreation, and business. It is available with a gasoline engine and the popular Audi TDI ® clean diesel engine. With a standard third row on all models, the Q7 can accommodate up to seven passengers.

Audi ranked 6th overall in the study. J.D. Power and Associates said that historically, vehicle models achieving high APEAL scores have generated faster sales, higher profit margins, and less need for cash incentives. High levels of vehicle appeal also have a strong influence on customer recommendation rates.

To learn more about the J.D. Power and Associates APEAL Study, please go to http://www.jdpower.com/autos/articles/2010-APEAL-Study-Results.

ABOUT AUDI

Audi of America, Inc. and its 272 U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2009 Audi outsold all other luxury brands in Europe, while in the U.S. market Audi posted the largest market share gain of any luxury automotive brand. Over the next few years, AUDI AG expects to spend nearly $2 billion annually on new products and technology. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

Audi A3 TDI Named 2010 Green Car of the Year

December 4, 2009 lacarguy Audi, Diesel Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Pacific Audi 0 Comments
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We couldn’t be more proud. Be sure to contact us for info on this amazing car at www.pacificaudi.com.

As fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness have become more important to car buyers over the past few years, so has the annual Green Car of the Year award become more important to auto makers. December 3rd, at the L.A. Auto Show, before a packed room of automotive journalists, analysts, executives, and television cameras, Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, announced the winner of the 2010 Green Car of the Year award – the Audi A3 TDI. Click here for a photo.

There were five finalist contenders for the prestigious Green COTY Award: the Audi A3 TDI, Toyota Prius, VW Golf TDI, Mercury Milan Hybrid, and Honda Insight. After teasing the audience with a description of the 2010 Green Car of The Year Award, Cogan named the Audi A3 TDI as the winner. Accepting the award was Johan de Nysschen, president of Audi of America. “Now I know how actors feel when they win an Academy Award,” de Nysschen told the crowd, adding, “We consider the Green Car of the Year title one of the most important industry accolades.” Jurors for this year’s event included Dr. Alan Lloyd, president of the International Council of Clean Transportation; Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club; Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society; Matt Petersen, president Global Green USA; Jay Leno, automotive expert and TV host; and auto icon Carrol Shelby.

Audi A3 TDI, Toyota Prius & VW Golf TDI nominated for "Green Car of the Year".

October 8, 2009 lacarguy Audi, Diesel Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY News & Events, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Pacific Audi, Pacific Volkswagen, Toyota, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Santa Monica 0 Comments

The Audi A3 TDI, Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Golf TDI have been nominated for "Green Car of the Year." We'll be rooting for all three since we carry all three models at LAcarGUY.com.   We have the 2010 Prius in stock at Toyota of Hollywood and Toyota Santa Monica.  Pacific Audi will carry the A3 TDI very soon and VW Santa Monica and Pacific VW are looking forward to seeing their first TDI Golf soon.

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LAcarGUY Sponsors Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance @ Trump National

September 18, 2009 lacarguy Audi, Pacific Audi, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY was proud to once again particpate in Palos Verdes' annual Concours D'Elegance at Trump National Golf Club on Sept 13th, 2009.  Now in its 17th year, the event offers participants and specatators a formal yet relazed seeting to appreciate some of the finest classic automobiles ever produced, all in an amazing cliff top setting on the Palos Verdes coast line.

LAcarGUY provided vehicles from Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen and Pacific Audi.  Here are just a few of the amazing vehicles we loved at the event.

Pacific Audi Receives Audi's "Best of the Best" Magna Award

April 28, 2009 lacarguy Audi, LAcarGUY News & Events, Pacific Audi 0 Comments

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Pacific Audi is extremely proud of acheiving Audi's Magna Award for the countries best Audi dealers. We pride ourselves on customer service and this award is very important to us.  The details are below.

– The program honors the best of the best among all distinguished U.S. Audi dealers

– To earn the award, dealers must meet customer service and business objectives

– Magna Society fits alongside Audi dealer plans to spend $1 billion on franchises

HERNDON, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ — Providing superlative customer service while achieving strong overall business performance was no simple feat as economic headwinds worsened toward the end of last year. Yet 35 Audi dealers nationwide excelled on both scores, earning Magna Society awards for 2008.

Audi established the Magna Society to recognize U.S. dealerships that stand out as the best of the best. To qualify, dealerships can't just meet or exceed sales targets. They must also demonstrate they are maintaining a solid financial foundation, merit high customer satisfaction scores and show their facilities and staffs represent the progressive Audi culture.

"This is far more than a sales contest," said Reinhard Fischer, Director, Network Management, Audi of America. "It is a broad-based measurement of dealers leading the way in firmly establishing that the Audi experience is a superior experience for American luxury car buyers."

The annual Magna Society awards thus mesh with long-range plans established by Audi and its franchise partners to make Audi facilities more exclusive. Between 2003 and 2011, Audi dealers have made plans to spend $1 billion on facilities – a level of investment that has changed little amid the current economic downturn. Since 2002, the number of exclusive Audi dealerships has increased a remarkable 70% to 126 out of 270 overall in the U.S.

"Commitment like this from dealers shows the excitement generated by the Audi brand and the collection of exceptional motor cars Audi has been introducing in recent years," said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. "It is the basis for a very bright future for Audi, its dealer partners and, most of all, customers."

The 2008 Magna Society award winners listed by state are:

Arizona

Audi Chandler, Chandler, AZ

California

Audi Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA

Stevens Creek Audi, San Jose, CA

Bakersfield Audi, Bakersfield, CA

Hoehn Audi, Carlsbad, CA

Keyes Audi, Van Nuys, CA

Pacific Audi, Torrance, CA

Connecticut

Danbury Audi, Danbury, CT

Florida

Classic Audi, Orlando, FL

Audi Naples, Naples, FL

Georgia

Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Indiana

Team Audi, Merrillville, IN

Iowa

Carousel Audi Iowa City, Iowa City, IA

Kentucky

Blue Grass Audi, Louisville, KY

Massachusetts

Audi Burlington, Burlington, MA

Audi Westwood, Westwood, MA

Bernardi Audi, Natick, MA

Michigan

Audi of Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills, MI

Williams Audi, Lansing, MI

Delta Audi, Grand Rapids, MI

Minnesota

Carousel Audi, Minneapolis, MN

Nevada

Desert Audi, Las Vegas, NV

New Hampshire

Audi of Nashua, Nashua, NH

New York

Burdick Audi, Cicero, NY

Ohio

Audi Willoughby, Cleveland, OH

Sunnyside Audi, Middleburg Heights, OH

Oregon

Sunset Audi, Beaverton, OR

Pennsylvania

Vision Audi, Leesport, PA

Knopf Audi, Allentown, PA

Rhode Island

Inskip Audi, Warwick, RI

South Carolina

Audi Columbia, Columbia, SC

Washington state

University Audi, Seattle, WA

Wisconsin

Audi North Shore, Brown Deer, WI

Car City Audi, Eau Claire, WI

Zimbrick Audi, Madison, WI

ABOUT AUDI OF AMERICA

Audi of America Inc. and its 271 dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. The Audi line up is one of the freshest in the industry with 23 models, including 12 models launched during model years 2008 and 2009. Audi is among the most successful brands globally. In selling one million vehicles worldwide in 2008, AUDI AG recorded its 13th consecutive record year for sales and profits. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

Pacific Audi 2009 A4 Launch Party

September 4, 2008 lacarguy Audi 0 Comments

LAcarGUY.com invites you to join us at Pacific Audi on Saturday, September 13th, to celebrate the launch of the all-new Audi A4.  We'll have food, music and most importantly, the beautiful 2009 A4.  We hope to see you there.

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