Audi Brand Experience Singapore

Sam Ayres
Oct 19, 2018 · 6 min read

Audi Brand Experience Singapore

Audi invited us to the Audi Brand Experience, hosted in the fantastic city of Singapore, to get a closer look at new Audi products coming in the near future and those a little further away. You may not have noticed it, but it’s been a quiet year for Audi South Africa with little in the way of new product to the SA market. This is due to a bottleneck at manufacturer plants caused by new WLTP testing (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure). Also the unfortunate fact is that SA is currently not a key market.

However, 2019 will bring a wide range of new Audi product with facelifted A1 and Q3 models on their way, along with A6, A7, A8, Q8 and the highly anticipated, e-tron — Audi’s first all-electric vehicle.

Audi Brand Experience
Audi Brand Experience

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

Audi e-tron vision gran turismo
Audi e-tron vision gran turismo

Audi AICON

Audi AICON Rear
Audi AICON Rear
Audi AICON Inside
Audi AICON Inside

2019 Vehicles

The A7’s running day lights really caught my eye and I thought they looked pretty special. We also tested out the Magic Carpet Contol System in the A8. A system which scans the road ahead for bumps/ uneven surfaces and adjusts the suspension on each wheel independently. We tried and tested this out on a raised platform, this wasn’t just a gimmick, it really did work and the results were fantastic. The A8 is also level 3 semi-autonomous, which none of the A8’s direct competitors have yet managed.

Audi Q8

I have a feeling the Q8 will do extremely well in South Africa as it has been doing overseas. We can expect the Audi Q8 to arrive in South Africa around quarter 2. There will be two engines available. The Q8 55, which is a 3.0 V6 TFSI and will produce 250 kW. Whilst the Q8 45 is the 3.0 TDI variant producing 183 kW.

Audi Q8
Audi Q8

Time to get electric

Audi Elaine

Audi Elaine
Audi Elaine

Overview


Originally published at The Motorist.

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    Sam Ayres

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    Sam Ayres

    Co Owner of TheMotorist digital magazine. www.themotorist.co.za

    TheMotorist

    TheMotorist is an online magazine bringing the latest news and driven reviews about new cars in South Africa and Worldwide