March 10, 2005
Source: Audi of America
Los Angeles – Audi continues to receive notoriety through out it’s model line. The A8 and allroad quattro are the most recent recipients of praise. LA Car recently awarded vehicles from several categories the title of “Best Cars to Drive in Rush Hour”. The article originated from the notion that, for the infamous journey through rush hour traffic in Los Angeles, some vehicles are better suited for such a daunting task than others.
The Audi A8 was named in the “Isolation Chamber” category. This category consists of premium luxury vehicles deemed as luxurious and relaxing. LA Car states ” Audi’s latest A8 may be the best all-around luxury car south of the six figure range. In rush hour traffic, it performs very well…… and its all-wheel drive and aluminum space frame design make it a great handling luxury sedan.”
The allroad 4.2 quattro was recognized in the SUV category. “Like all Audis, it’s a work of art, lavished with one of the nicest interiors you’ll ever find….. The 4.2L is fitted with Audi’s formidable V8 engine, which translates into instantaneous acceleration on command. Combine all this with the excellent visibility all around, and you’ve got one of the best cars for rush hour traffic.”
The network of over 260 Audi dealers currently offers a line of premium vehicles that include the all-new Audi A3 (Available in May 2005), the sporty A4 sedan, Avant and Cabriolet models; the high performance S4 sedan and Avant models; the design-leading A6 sedan (the A6 Avant will be on sale in July); the all-aluminum Audi A8; the crossover allroad quattro and the award-winning TT Coupe and Roadster.
Audi of America is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and markets a line of luxury cars built in plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, Germany and Györ, Hungary. The parent company, Audi AG, is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany.