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Audi has redesigned their luxury compact Q5 for 2018. They’ve used a brand new platform, given it more power and better fuel efficiency. The new Audi Q5 also has more rear seat space, a quieter cabin and a smoother ride. Plus, more of Audi’s advanced safety features now come standard. Advanced safety features like forward-collision warning as well as low-speed automatic emergency braking are also available.

The powertrain of the 2018 Audi Q5 has been improved as well. The SUV is now powered by a smooth, energetic 2.0 liter, four-cylinder 252-horsepower turbocharged engine. That upgraded engine in paired with a brand new, seamless, quick-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which took the place of the 8-speed automatic transmission Audi had on previous Q5 models. The new pairing combined with the vehicle’s now standard all-wheel-drive enable the 2018 Audi Q5 to quickly respond and go from zero to sixty a full second faster than before. To see what kind of power we are talking about, you can take one for a spin at Audi Of Tucson.

Those upgrades help the 2018 Audi Q5 to improve its fuel economy significantly over previous models. It now gets an EPA rated 25 mpg in combined highway and city driving. Plus, its firm suspension soaks up the roadway bumps and the vehicle’s easy steering control, nimble handling and gentler ride make driving the new Audi Q5 a very enjoyable experience. Want an even snappier ride? You can get the SQ5 which comes with a new 354-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission for more get up and go.

Inside, the new Q5 has an uncluttered interior which features high-quality materials, high-tech controls and a high-mounted screen for its MMI infotainment system. Add the Navigation Package and you get Audi’s innovative virtual cockpit which displays the information for navigation, audio, phone and more on an easy to see and access color screen. The new audio system comes with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility as part of the 2018 Audi Q5’s standard equipment. The eye-catching interior reflects Audi’s latest design themes and makes using the upgraded systems and controls a breeze.

The front seats are firm and well-padded and the driver’s seat has four-way lumbar adjustments and an array of other power adjustments. The back of the SUV’s tall entryway makes getting into the rear seat easy. There’s lots of headroom in the new Q5 and a well-placed lever lets the rear seatbacks recline. There’s also a beautifully finished cargo area with a study cover behind a power liftgate that’s standard equipment. There’s also an available hands-free opening/closing system.

The Audi Q5 has a host of standard safety features. They include forward-collision warning as well as low-speed automatic emergency braking featuring pedestrian detection. Several other optional advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist are also available. Choose the Premium Plus or Prestige packages and rear cross-traffic warning and blind-spot warning come standard.
The Navigation package comes with 19-inch wheel and other extras.

For $42,475 you can get the base model 2018 Audi Q5. The sportier SQ5’s pricing starts at $55,250.

The Audi A8 is the 2018 World Luxury car. That declaration was made on the last day of the recently concluded ‘The Road to World Car Journey’ at the 2018 New York International Car Show. This is the ninth time AUDI AG has emerged victorious in the prestigious World Car Awards. The company had previously won the title of World Car of the Year with its Audi A3 in 2014 and in 2005 for the Audi A6. Audi is clearly a cut above when it comes to automotive excellence. To how much Audi is the winner and how much the company dominates, take any Audi for a spin at Audi Of Tucson.

The four titles it won for World Performance Car, in 2007 for its Audi RS 4, 2008 for the Audi R8, in 2010 with its Audi R8 V10 and in 2016 for the amazing Audi R8 Coupe, and winning the 2007 and 2008 awards for World Car Design of the Year, has long establish Audi as an auto industry leader. This latest award is simply confirmation of Audi exalted place as a leader in automotive innovation. In a statement AUDI AG said their flagship model winning ‘is a special honor’. One that recognizes the new automotive engineering standard the Audi A8 sets with its broad-based electrification, technically advanced automated driving and innovative touch control system.

This year the Audi A8 beat out the Porsche Panamera and the Porsche Cayenne to win the coveted title of World Luxury Car. The World Car Awards began handing out the award which acknowledges higher-priced premium models in 2014. The finalists for this year’s award were announced earlier this month in Geneva. An international jury of 82 of the top automotive journalists representing 24 countries chosen for their expertise, credibility, influence and experience vote for the top vehicles.

The Road to the World Car process started in September 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. In October, the program held a Tokyo Test Drive for the first time. Jurors got the opportunity to evaluate the vehicles at the BMW facilities in Tokyo Bay. In November a record 35 jurors of The Road to the World Car spent 6 days conducting “L.A. Test Drives”. The finalists selected to be in the “Top Three In The World” were made public at the Geneva Motor Show. The journey of Road to World Car ended with the winners from every category being announced in New York at the 2018 International Auto Show. KPMG, an international accounting firm, tabulated the ballots of the jurors.

Launched in 2004, the World Car Awards is a top automotive awards program. The awards identify the auto industry’s ‘best of the best’. It’s among the honors automakers covet most. World Car Awards guided by a Steering Committee made up of the pre-eminent automotive journalists representing Europe, Asia, and North America recognizes automotive innovation and excellence. They consider factors like the effective use of autonomous driving technology, acoustic and thermal management, the weight and functionality of components, production processes, sustainable transportation trends, electrification, Artificial Intelligence and connectivity to improve the vehicle’s performance and the comfort and enjoyment of the occupants.

The 2019 Audi A6 is the eight generation of a vehicle that was first introduced in 1994. Now, the premium mid-sized sedan is in a class all by itself. It’s a potent blend of style, sportiness, comfort and technology that’s opulent yet affordable. And Audi is taking the A6 to an entirely new level with the 2019 version of the vehicle. There are styling changes on the outside, the interior layout is brand new, it has an entire suite of new connectivity and convenience features, standard Quattro AWD traction, a wide array suspension set-ups and a powertrain that has had a mild-hybrid upgrade.

Audi describes the 2019 A6 as a luxury class multitalent. It comes in a wide array of configurations and body styles. It’s powered by a TFSI V6, 340 horsepower, 3.0 liter engine which delivers 390 pound-feet of torque. The A6 has a top speed of 155 miles per hour and goes from zero to 60 in an impressive 5.1 seconds. Plus, it comes with either a 7-speed or an 8-speed automatic transmission. Whether you want the 7-speed or 8-speed, you can check either out at Audi Of Tucson.

The vehicle has reshaped headlight housings, a wider, shorter single frame grill and a sharper, more aero-efficient exterior style. This creates a handsome profile with its long hood line, the sporty, forward leaning roofline slopes towards the tail. It has a long wheelbase, short overhangs and bulky rear fender flares that give the A6 a more muscular look. The trunk lid spoiler is curved and improves aerodynamics. There are many optional elements on the new Audi A6. They include HD Matrix LEDs, 14 different color options and an array of sport and design packages.

The interior design of the 2019 A6 looks great. Audi has added two 10.1 and 8.6-inch easy to operate touchscreens on the totally new dash and center console to replace the myriad buttons that control the vehicle’s driver assistance functions. The high-end materials like leather seats and wood paneling throughout the vehicle to give it an upscale look and feel. Plus, the new Audi A6 has all the latest safety and connectivity technology. When it comes to infotainment, the upgraded A6 features a premium Bang & Olufsen audio system.

The interior isn’t only comfortable, the back also has cargo room measuring in excess of 18.7 cubic feet. Opt for Audi’s all-digital MMI navigation plus package and you get a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit digital readout behind the steering wheel with speed and navigation information. Plus, it also provides a heads-up display which projects more info on the new A6’s windshield, haptic acoustic feedback, intelligent voice control and fully customizable onboard systems.

The improved systems also offer optional smart search, custom navigation, real-time traffic info and a digital key feature for remote start and unlocking and locking the doors. There’s even hazard info, traffic sign recognition as well as an on-street parking service that utilize the Audi fleet’s ‘the swarm intelligence network’. There are also a whole host of other optional features. The futuristic, techno-cool 2019 Audi A6 truly is an amazing automobile.