Audi has been ranked as the 'Best Car Brand' in 2017 for the second consecutive year by the Consumer Reports an independent American that tests, rates and compares everyday products and presents the results in a monthly magazine in USA. In addition to this, Audi's flagship model, the Audi Q7 SUV was selected as the best luxury SUV in the '10 Top Picks of 2017: Best Cars of the Year' category.
Dietmar Voggenreiter, Board Member for Marketing and Sales at AUDI AG said, “2016 was a record year for Audi in the United States, our third largest global market. We are extremely honored by this distinction and we view it as incentive to keep delighting our customers in the US with sporty, efficient and increasingly connected cars.”
The online edition of Consumer Reports announced the results of the survey under the 'Which brands make the best vehicles?' category. Audi secured the first position followed by Porsche in second place and BMW in third place. The survey was conducted on the basis of road test, reliability, owner satisfaction and safety.
In India, Audi has recently launched two new models, the Audi A4 35 TDI priced at Rs 40.20 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi and facelifted Audi A3 Cabriolet that carries a price tag of Rs 47 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The company will launch more new and updated models in the country including the new Q3, A5 Coupe and Q5 facelift ahead of the 2018 Auto Expo. The Q5 and A5 will be completely new models, while the Q3 will just have cosmetic changes.