Audi produces the eight millionth Quattro car

The Quattro models generated strong sales in Middle East markets.
Updated 28 January 2017
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Audi produces the eight millionth Quattro car

LONDON: Audi produced the eight-millionth Quattro-equipped model recently.
The landmark vehicle was the all-new Q5 SUV in Garnet Red fresh from a brand new plant in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico.
Quattro technology made its debut in 1980, and today it is available in more than 100 model versions.
The quattro all-wheel drive system is standard in the Audi Q7, the Audi A4 allroad quattro, the Audi A6 allroad Quattro, the Audi A8, the Audi R8 and all S and RS models, It is available as an option in all other model series.
In 2015, 44 percent of all Audi customers worldwide chose models equipped with Quattro drive.
The Audi Q5 topped the list with about 262,000 units.
The Quattro models generated particularly strong sales in the US, Canada, Russia and in the markets of the Middle East. In Germany, Quattro sales totaled 122,048 cars.


Rolls-Royce unveils SUV with $325K price tag

Updated 11 May 2018
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Rolls-Royce unveils SUV with $325K price tag

  • Named after the diamond in Britain’s Crown Jewels, the Cullinan.
  • Deliveries are expected to begin in 2019.

WESTHAMPNETT, England: Motorists who have the money can now explore off-road luxuriously or just make a statement while dropping their children off at school.
The first SUV reveal of Rolls-Royce was on Thursday. Named after the diamond in Britain’s Crown Jewels, the Cullinan come with a $325,000 price tag as well as an estimated $5,000 gas-guzzler tax.
The Cullinan’s 6.75 liter, twin-turbo V12 engine has 563 horsepower. The SUV includes Rolls’ “magic air ride,” but drivers can press an “off road” button to hit the trails.
Deliveries are expected to begin in 2019.
Rising sales of SUVs and pickup trucks are driving auto sales in the US Autodata Corp. said in March that truck and SUV sales rose 16.3 percent, while car sales plunged 9.2 percent. Nearly two-thirds of all vehicles sold were trucks or SUVs.