April 21, 2004

Autonis Awards 2004: Design Awards for Audi A8 and Audi A4
Source: Audi AG

Once again two Audi models have succeeded in winning through against top-calibre candidates from Germany and other countries in the "Autonis 2004" reader's poll. The Audi A8 followed up its success in the 2003 poll by finishing first in the "luxury class" category, clearly ahead of the field. The Audi A4 was the winner of the "midsize class" category, also for the second time. The Audi A3 and Audi A4 Cabriolet both finished as runners-up in their respective segments, while the Audi allroad quattro secured third place in the off-road vehicle category.

The "Autonis" awards for the best car design were presented for the fifth time by the Berlin car journal "AUTO Straßenverkehr" in cooperation with its Stuttgart-based sister publication "mot". Readers were able to choose from a total of 
347 models in 12 categories.

This emphatic decision by more than 54,000 well-informed readers serves to underline the expressiveness of Audi's design philosophy. With its innovative styling, it combines emotion and precision to produce the kind of dynamism which is characteristic of the Audi brand.

Walter de'Silva, Head of Design for the Audi brand group, and Gerhard Pfefferle, Head of Design at AUDI AG, accepted the trophies on behalf of Audi on 20 April in Berlin.