Audi: Most awarded luxury car brand in India

Thursday 15 January 2009, 00:00 AM by Satish Kalepu
  • Audi wins five prestigious automobile awards for 2008
  • New Audi A4 receives four top awards
  • Audi awarded as “The Best Brand for Advanced Technology”

Mumbai: Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer has won a record five award in the annual honours conferred on outstanding automobiles by the discerning auto media in India. The crowning glory was the top award for "The Best Brand for Advanced Technology", which reaffirms the success of Audi's pursuit of technological excellence and quality in India.

Audi once again proved its excellence and edge over other global players in the Indian market. In a short span of time, Audi has become synonymous for setting new standards in the luxury segment and this has been well appreciated by discerning customers and reviewers in the Indian market.

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The new Audi A4 has outperformed global players in terms of style, looks, performance and technology. It has won four top accolades -- from Business Standard Motoring as “Premium Car of the Year”, from Zig Wheels for “Premium Car of the Year”, a third award for “Performance Car of the Year” from CNBC Overdrive and the “Best Driver’s Car” from UTVi Autocar Awards. The Auto India Best Brand award for “The Best Brand for Advanced Technology” was additionally awarded to Audi.

Commenting on the achievement, Managing Director of Audi India, Benoit Tiers said, “Audi‘s continuous advancement and development in technology and quality has won many awards for our cars across the globe. Our commitment towards superior performance through the core essence of 'Vorsprung durch Technik’ is now again being lauded by the Indian auto sector. We are honoured to receive appreciation from industry critics and this further encourages us to continue delivering cars with world-class technology and high performance in India”.

Audi India also recently announced its sales figures for the calendar year 2008. Audi India's vehicle sales volume countrywide grew by 201 percent to 1,050 cars as compared to 349 units in 2007. In spite of the adverse market situation the last quarter of 2008 was impressive for Audi India as sales grew by 229 percent to 273 units as compared to 83 units in 2007.

The Audi model range comprising the new Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A8, Audi Q7, Audi TT and Audi R8 is available in India at present in twelve dealerships across the country: in Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Ludhiana, Chennai, Kochi and Kolkata.