HERNDON, Va., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi announced today that the Audi Q5 and Q7 have been chosen as The Car Book's 2011 BEST BETS for the American car buyer this year. The Car Book 2011 is published with the Center for Auto Safety, the nation's leading auto safety advocacy group, and is based on objective information collected from the government and independent sources.
The Car Book selected the Audi Q5 and Q7 vehicles based on nine key Car Book categories: crash tests, safety features, rollover, preventative maintenance, repair costs, warranty, fuel economy, complaints, and insurance.
The Audi Q5 combines the dynamism of a sports sedan with an impressively versatile interior and a wide range of practical features for leisure and family use. Powerful, efficient engines, quattro permanent all-wheel drive and an agile suspension layout form an impressive technological package for on-road and off-road use.
The Audi Q7 is the luxury SUV for sporty individualists, for people who are seeking a vehicle that will take them anywhere they want to go for sports, recreation, and business. It is available with a gasoline engine and the popular Audi TDI ® clean diesel engine. With a standard third row on all models, the Q7 can accommodate up to seven passengers.
Both the Audi Q5 and Q7 include important safety features, including: Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which helps keep the vehicle traveling in its intended direction by utilizing ABS, the traction control of ASR and the electronic brake force distribution of EBD; six standard, second-generation airbags; and available Audi adaptive headlights that pivot up to 15 degrees to allow drivers to see ahead in the dark by lighting up corners more effectively.
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2010 Audi was the top performing luxury brand in Europe, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Over the next few years, AUDI AG will invest nearly $16 billion on new products and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.
SOURCE Audi of America, Inc.