One of the most recognisable and popular brands in the UK, Audi is a part of the Volkswagen Group that offers a wide range of models aimed at premium markets. Having originally begun with the merger of several smaller companies, the present-day Audi began in the late 1960s. Today the expansive Audi range combines much shared technology across the Volkswagen Group with a common design theme, and the strong image of its products is a big part of its success.
Which Audi is right for me?
Such is the breadth of the Audi range it is likely there is a model to suit your needs. The A1 supermini and Q2 crossover are appealing small cars, while the compact-sized A3 and Q3 models are very popular. The A4 and A6 are available as both saloons and estates and are excellent all-rounders, and come in coupe form too as the A5 and A7 Sportback. The SUV range includes the Q5 and Q7 alongside the Q8 coupe-SUV, while more niche models such as the TT coupe and convertible, A4 and A6 Allroad, A8 luxury saloon and the R8 supercar mean every segment is covered.
Tell me something I don’t know about Audi
Before it introduced airbags on its models, Audi used a system called ‘ProconTen’ which used strong cables looped around the engine to pull the steering wheel away from the driver and tighten the front seat belts in the event of a frontal impact.
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