There’s no question that today’s automotive customer loves a good crossover. For us here at Melbourne Audi, the crossover revolution started in the 2006 model year with the Audi Q7, but over the course of the last several years the definition of “crossover” has expanded to include a lot of different types of vehicles, most of which have grown increasingly smaller. Continue reading
Here is what we can say definitively about the 2014 Audi Q3: the sporty, attractive small crossover will, in fact, become a member of the permanent Audi lineup here in the United States at some point in the not-so-distant future. There absolutely is a place for a compact luxury CUV this like in a market that is currently eating them up like Thanksgiving dinner, but despite that fact, we do not really know when, exactly, the Q3 will get here because there are a few adjustments to be made to the model for it to be compliant for American roads. Continue reading
When a consumer starts looking into buying a new luxury vehicle, there are a lot of things that can sway them towards one brand or another, but whatever automobile he or she may end up choosing, the expectation for a brand like Audi is that everything be as amazing and luxurious and reliable as that name suggests. Continue reading
While we know at this point that Audi engineers will try just about anything to keep customers happy with their automobiles, we do think it is interesting that a cursory glance at the Green Car Journal’s five finalists for their annual Green Car of the year award reveals only one hybrid vehicle and zero EVs. Continue reading
There is a bit of a misconception that only people who live in snowy parts of the country need all-wheel drive for their vehicles. It is true that AWD is great for slippery winter conditions in, say, Wisconsin or Minnesota, but there are plenty of reasons that a Floridian driver would opt for the AWD options on their new or used vehicles, as well. Continue reading
We auto dealerships have really enjoyed the proliferation of the iPad for a number of reasons, but apps like the Audi Library App is clearly one of the best of them.
Essentially, the Audi Library App is a collection of interactive brochures that gives customers all the information they could ever want or need for an Audi automobile. For now, the first model available for the viewing pleasure of Apple device users is the 2014 Audi R8, and since so many Melbourne Audi R8 fans have been so excited about this car for so long, we cannot disagree with the automaker’s decision to start there. Continue reading
The world is full of little details that we do not always appreciate. Take, for example, the lid on a package of Tic Tacs, which has a little groove where one can slip a mint without spilling all over the place. Or consider the little tabs on juice boxes that keep toddlers from squeezing apple juice all over their shirts, or the toppers on soda cans, that feature a built-in straw holder.
These sorts of things make life much easier for us, even if we do not often even realize that they are there. Something similar could be said for the charge port in the upcoming 2014 Audi A3 e-tron, which is actually hidden behind the Audi logo in the front grille. To plug the electric hybrid into the wall, all one needs to do is slide over the four circles and get to work. When it is finished charging, the logo slides right back into place and the rest of the world is none the wiser.
We here at Audi Melbourne, like all Audi dealerships, are very excited about the imminent arrival of this car. It is going to bring superb fuel efficiency to a vehicle that consumers already love, and with a 31-mile range for the battery alone, it is just about right for commuters who work relatively close to home.
No one buys a car like the A3 e-tron just because it has a nifty hidden charge port, but enough little details like that can sway customers that may have a hard time deciding between a few different models. The devil is in the details, as they say, and we feel like this is an especially cool detail.
Summer is winding down for most of the country, which means somewhere in Wisconsin or Maine or Montana, somebody is preparing to garage their convertible for the winter. Obviously, here in Florida we do not have that problem, which is why we are going to let ourselves get fully excited about the debut of the 2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet this month at the Frankfurt International Auto Show. Continue reading
We have all spent the last decade or so pining for the day when a truly fuel-efficient vehicle would be available to the masses, and so far, for the most part, that has meant waiting patiently for the development and sale of plug-in and hybrid vehicles from the world’s top automakers.
Little did we know, the answer was staring us all right in the face long before anyone thought to use batteries to power our vehicles. Continue reading