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The 3 millionth Audi A3 Rolls off the Assembly Line

The 3 millionth Audi A3 Rolls off the Assembly Line

Jul 22 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

3 millionth A3 was a Sportback

Audi has announced that the 3 millionth A3 rolled off the assembly line last week. Audi says that the A3 is available in 117 countries and the first A3 was built 17 years ago. The 3 millionth car...

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The 3 millionth Audi A3 Rolls off the Assembly Line

Jul 22 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

3 millionth A3 was a Sportback

Audi has announced that the 3 millionth A3 rolled off the assembly line last week. Audi says that the A3 is available in 117 countries and the first A3 was built 17 years ago. The 3 millionth car was a white Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro.

“Three million automobiles in the compact class are quite a performance,” said Dr. Frank Dreves, Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG. “This success is backed by a strong team and an efficient production system. With the Audi A3, we have created a new brand segment – we have been setting standards in the compact class with innovative technology and first-class quality for 17 years now.”

“Since the middle of the nineties, the Audi A3 has become an important second pillar of our main plant in Ingolstadt, and thus makes a crucial contribution to the sustained protection of jobs at that site,” pointed out Peter Mosch, Chairman of the Group Works Council of AUDI AG. “Thanks in particular to the commitment and passion of our workforce, we have been able to write this success story.”

 
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2015 Lexus GS

Oct 23 2014 8:19pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Lexus GS 350 and GS 450h hybrid continue to serve out their own individual character, while taking on a set of (mostly) German rivals that include the Mercedes-Benz E Class, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, and Cadillac CTS yet again. The new Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD also serves as a head-to- ...
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Oct 23 2014 6:38pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Truck, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Toyota Quick Spin: 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Toyota might not be able to keep up with American pickup manufacturers in terms of sales, but that doesn't mean its fullsize Tundra isn't a wholly baked, tough truck. In an effort to attract new buyers, Toyota has released this off-road-ready TRD Pro variant for 2015. Senior Editor Steven Ewing takes one for a quick spin to see what's what. Is Hyundai' ...
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Audi Kills A6 Hybrid Because Nobody Bought It

Oct 23 2014 5:23pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Three years ago, Audi launched a hybrid version of the A6, and the company hinted strongly that it would be sold in the U.S. as well. But those plans never materialized and now it is too late: The A6 hybrid has departed this world after just 4000 units built. Requiescat in pace. Back in 2011, we spent considerable time behind the wheel of the A6 hybrid. Powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI four with 211 horsepower and a 54-hp electric motor, ...
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2016 Audi A4 Sedan Spied: The Four-Door Audi Can’t A4d to Screw Up

Oct 23 2014 5:16pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

What It Is: The next arrow in Audi’s quiver, which the German automaker will draw and aim at the entry-luxury horde. Seen here in camouflaged prototype form, the 2016 A4 sedan is being developed to go up against the rejuvenated Mercedes-Benz C-class, the stalwart BMW 3-series, ...
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102,000 Audi A4s Recalled in U.S. for Airbags that May Not Deploy

Oct 23 2014 4:51pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The VW Group is recalling roughly 101,900 late-model Audi A4 models in the U.S. to fix a software error that can prevent the front airbags from deploying in a crash, according to the company. The recall, first reported by German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, involves 850,000 A4s globally from the 2013–2015 model years. All sedan, Avant, Allroad, and S4 models are included, and only those built foll ...
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Audi recalls 850,000 A4 models globally for airbags that won't deploy

Oct 23 2014 3:06pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Audi, Luxury Audi has announced that it will be recalling 850,000 A4 sedans, wagons and Allroad models across the globe due to a software problem that could prevent the front airbags from deploying. All 850,000 vehicles were built after 2012. Audi has already adjusted production of new A4s to eliminate the software glitch. Meanwhile, the German manufacturer was quick to emphasize that Takata did not man ...
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Online Growth & New TV Markets Boost Isle of Man TT Audience

Oct 23 2014 2:24pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

Isle of Man TT Audience New TV markets and significant online growth have boosted the worldwide audience for the Isle of Man TT Races fueled by Monster Energy. Research by Kantar Sport, the independent Sport Research and TV monitoring company, has revealed a global audience of almost 26 million for the 2014 TT Races, which represents a 5.7- percent increase on the 2013 figure. The “Kantar Isle of Man TT 20 ...
Source: Ultimate Motorcycling   Full article at: Ultimate Motorcycling
 

 
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Cheap Cars – A Factor for China’s Motorcycle Industry Downturn

Oct 23 2014 12:47pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

China’s Motorcycle Industry Downturn In recent months. I’ve written a lot about the contributing factors for the slight downturn of the Chinese motorcycle industry, mainly concentrating on the ban on motorcycles in Chinese urban centers and the threat from the Indian industry. But there is another factor to the downturn – cheap Chinese cars! Three years ago I wrote about the way that Chinese motorc ...
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