I tested a $US89,100 Audi e-tron, an all-electric SUV from the German luxury brand. When it debuted in 2019, the e-tron was touted as a potential Tesla rival from an established manufacturer. E-tron sales, however, have been relatively disappointing. The SUV is quick and roomy, but it has limited range […]
It’s the heart of summer in much of the US, and families are thinking about loading up kids, pets, and gear for road trips. I’ve selected four family-friendly SUVs, at four price points, that are excellent road-trip chariots. I’ve also thrown in a high-performance SUV and an all-electric SUV, for […]
Audi apologised on Monday for an ad it posted to Twitter, saying it was “insensitive” and that the image “will not be used in the future.” The ad, which depicted a young girl leaning against the grille of an Audi RS4 Avant, drew criticism on online for multiple things, including […]
Volkswagen has paid out more than $US9.5 billion to customers in the aftermath of the “Dieselgate” scandal, according to a court summary published by the US Federal Trade Commission. In 2016, the FTC charged Volkswagen with intentionally deceiving consumers by rigging its diesel cars to beat emissions tests. Volkswagen was […]
iSeeCars has compiled a list of 10 cars with the highest depreciation after three years for potential customers looking to purchase used cars. The average car depreciates 39.1% after three years, which is the average length of a car lease, according to the car search engine and automotive research firm. […]
Car search engine and automotive research firm iSeeCars.com has created a list of 20 cars from the 2019 model year that have the most units still left unsold. The Dodge Grand Caravan tops the list with 66.3% of its inventory still in stock. The average car has about 10.8% of […]
Turbocharged engines have become a widespread option across many auto brands, from luxury marques to mass-market options. Turbochargers used to be the province of European cars, but they’re appearing on more American nameplates. I’ve driven turbos from Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, and Audi, but also from Ford and Chevy. Here’s rundown […]
Car search engine and automotive research firm iSeeCars.com has compiled a list of the five best used sports cars under $US20,000. The five sports cars on the list have all been deemed “long-lasting” and have received a good safety score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or a 4.0 […]
As an increasing number of people are stuck inside to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, some car companies have a temporary solution for those bored at home: colouring pages. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Callum – a company founded by legendary car designer Ian Callum – are among those that […]
Audi’s electric e-Tron SUV is in the middle of a production stoppage due to a battery shortage, Bloomberg reports. The pause began on February 20 and will end on Tuesday, an Audi representative told Bloomberg. Automakers have been investing in joint ventures with battery companies as they plan to significantly […]
Genesis took the top spot in JD Power’s 2020 vehicle-dependability study. The brand’s customers reported 89 problems per 100 vehicles, compared to an industry average of 134. Lexus and Buick took second and third, respectively. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Cars are more reliable than ever, according to […]
Volkswagen and Audi will begin reporting US sales quarterly instead of by the month, both effective immediately. While the first monthly reports of the year will come out in a few days, Volkswagen and Audi will hold out until April under their new quarterly systems. The moves follow and industry […]
There are a variety of electric, autonomous, and flying vehicles on display at this year’s edition of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Some are set for production, while others are speculative concepts. Mercedes-Benz,Ford, and Jeep are among the brands that have brought vehicles to the conference. Sign up […]
More than a dozen all-electric vehicles are available in the US market. The cheapest are about $US30,000, while the most expensive is nearly $US200,000. Many EVs now offer over 200 miles of range, but a few come in well under that figure. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. We’ve […]
Autoworkers have been hit hard in 2019. Around the world, roughly 80,000 jobs are set to be lost over the next few years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Last week, nearly 20,000 jobs were shed from German auto titans Daimler and Audi, due to falling sales and the increasing […]
Kelley Blue Book has announced the 2020 KBB Best Buy Award winners. The 2020 Kia Telluride took the “Best New Car of the Year” title. The list also includes winners from Hyundai,Honda,Ford,Chevrolet,Audi,Ford,BMW, and Lexus. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Kelley Blue Book has announced the 2020 Kelley Blue […]
Automotive research firm iSeeCars.com has compiled a list of 10 SUVs with the highest depreciation after five years of ownership. The Lincoln MKT tops the list, with a depreciation of 66.1% in five years – a $US37,997 difference. The list includes Lincolns,BMWs,INFINITIs, and a GMC, Cadillac, and Audi. Visit Business […]
The 2019 Audi Q3 has been revamped from the previous, ageing model, which I enjoyed but was also confused by. The new Audi Q3 has the BMW X1 in its sights. Our test vehicle had a base price of $US36,000, but options took the sticker up to almost $US50,000. The […]
Over the years, I’ve driven all of Tesla’s vehicles: the original Roadster, the Model S, the Model X, and the Model 3. But I’ve also driven hundreds of other vehicles, many if which represent the best-of-the-best coming from the world’s automakers. I thought it would be interesting to see how […]
The new cars that owners keep the longest are mostly sports cars and SUVs, according to a study by iSeeCars.com. The only car on the list that isn’t a sports car or SUV is the Toyota Avalon, a full-size sedan. The longest retained new car is the Toyota Land Cruiser, […]
There are 15 fully-electric vehicles available for purchase in the US. They range in price from under $US30,000 to over $US80,000. Tesla dominates the US electric-vehicle market in sales, but there are also options from Audi,BMW, and Chevrolet. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Electric vehicles are still a […]
Audi has released the concept AI:TRAILQuattro, an emissions-free autonomous off-roader. The AI:TRAIL includes features such as removable hammock-like backseats and LED drones that fly ahead of the vehicle and illuminate the road, instead of headlights. This is the fourth release in the automaker’s concept electric vehicles line. Visit BusinessInsider.com for […]
The Frankfurt Motor Show kicked off this week and runs until September 22, serving as a showcase for the German auto industry. German automakers staged numerous debuts. Land Rover revealed its much-anticipated Defender SUV. Here are the coolest new cars and concepts. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
Audi is giving customers who buy or lease new vehicles seven free days to use its Silvercar rental service. The program, called “Always Audi,” is available to customers who lease vehicles from model year 2019 or later. Audi purchased Silvercar in 2017. The service allows customers in 20 cities to […]
Brands aren’t immune to having skeletons in their proverbial closets. Many of these controversial pasts date back to World War II and the Holocaust. A number of well-known and popular brands were directly involved in supporting the Nazi war effort. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. 2019 brought about […]
The first long-range electric vehicles from Audi and Jaguar are struggling to compete with rival offerings from Tesla, suggesting that the mere presence of competition from established automakers will not be enough to threaten the electric-car maker’s sales. Estimated US sales for Jaguar’s I-Pace SUV and Audi’s e-tron SUV this […]
It’s a constant question: “Is the ultra-expensive car really worth it compared to a much cheaper set of wheels?” I set out to answer that question by comparing five VWGroup vehicles: the LamborghiniAventador SVJ and Lamborghini Urus; the Audi RS5 Sportback; and the VW Golf R and VW Beetle Final […]
Many car companies, like Ford and Chrysler, are named after their founder’s last names Other automakers, like Aston Martin and Cadillac, have a unique background to their recognisable names. Here are nine automakers that have a more interesting explanation to the names that the companies bear. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Carmakers are investing in electric portable mobility transportation by creating either concepts or full-blown new products, including e-bikes and e-scooters, at an increasing pace. While concept micro-mobility ideas like Volkswagen’s scooters have an uncertain path to production, others, such as Peugeot, already sell a full line of products – and […]
Audi is releasing an electric scooter that combines the handlebar function of a scooter with the rider positioning of a skateboard. Its one-handed operation means riders can look around and signal their intentions to pedestrians and motorists, potentially making the vehicle safer to ride. Audi says it will offer the […]
Twophotos posted on Twitter and a video on YouTube show Audie-tronSUVs blocking stalls at Tesla‘s Supercharger charging stations. Supercharger stations are compatible only with Tesla vehicles. Audi did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether it had intentionally placed the vehicles at the Supercharger stations. Visit Business […]
Local police pulled over and arrested an Illinois mum, after receiving a report that she was driving with her children on top of the car in an inflatable pool. According to police, Jennifer Yeager, 49, said that she drove into town to inflate the pool at a friend’s house, then […]
Audi and Jaguar are recalling their electric SUVs due to potential safety issues. Audi is flagging a total of 1,644 of its e-tron luxury SUVs, around 540 of which have been delivered to customers, due to a potential problem with a seal that could allow water into the battery compartment, […]
I tested a $US98,000 Audi RS 5 Sportback sedan, a car that combines stunning performance with four-door versatility. The RS 5 now has a twin-turbo V6 in place of the old RS 5’s V8, but the new motor makes just five fewer horsepower than the old engine. The RS 5 […]
Deliveries have begun for Audi‘s e-tron SUV, while pre-orders and production have started for Volkswagen‘s ID.3 sedan and Mercedes-Benz‘s EQC SUV, respectively. The e-tron, ID.3, and EQC are part of a wave of luxury and mass-market electric vehicles that have recently been released or will arrive in the coming years. […]
Volkswagen’s stock jumped 5% on Thursday after the company stood by its vehicle delivery, revenue, and profit forecasts for 2019 despite facing numerous challenges. The German carmaker expects to slightly exceed the 10.8 million deliveries it made in 2018, grow sales by as much as 5%, and post operating profits […]
The New York Auto Show is one of the biggest and most historic car shows of the year. This year’s show will be more focused on everyday production models than fanciful concept cars. Brands expected to make a splash includes Cadillac, Lincoln, Dodge, Ford, Audi, Mercedes, Acura, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota, […]
The 2019 Shanghai motor show opens on April 18. Western, Japanese, and Chinese automakers are showcasing a range of concepts, electric cars, and luxury vehicles. China is the world’s largest auto market, with more than 20 million in annual sales. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The 2019 Shanghai […]
Instagram users love to post photos of sports cars, but they’re also enthusiastic about modestly-priced sedans, according to a study published in March by the car insurance website Veygo. We revisited this list on June 14 to see how the rankings held up. The study ranked the cars most frequently […]
The Geneva Motor Show is the first major European auto show of 2019. The show features the latest offerings from Aston Martin, Bentley, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Polestar, VW, Subaru, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, and Pininfarina. As the trend in the industry goes, electric vehicles and hybrids will play a […]
The Geneva Motor Show is the first major European auto show of 2019. The show will feature the latest offerings from Aston Martin, Bentley, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Polestar, VW, Subaru, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, and Pininfarina. As the trend in the industry goes, electric vehicles and hybrids will play […]
Consumer Reports released its annual “Top Picks” list on Thursday. Ten cars all from different segments of the market were selected based on performance in road testing, predicted reliability, safety, and owner satisfaction. Toyota led the way with four cars on the list, while Subaru followed with two entries. Ford, […]
The Audi A8 is in its fourth generation as the carmaker’s flagship luxury sedan. Our test car, an extended-wheelbase “L” version, came with many thousands of dollars’ worth of premium and high-tech extras. There’s no doubt that this $US100,000-plus private jet for the road is a niche vehicle. But we […]
The market research company JD Power released on Wednesday its list of the most dependable vehicles from model year 2016. The study measures the number of problems reported during the past year for vehicles from the model year three years prior. Lexus was named the most reliable brand, followed by […]
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) runs January 8-11 in Las Vegas. The event has become an increasingly important venue for automakers to show off their ideas for the future of transportation. This year automakers like Mercedes-Benz,Audi, and BMW brought concept and upcoming production vehicles to the event. We also […]
Though Audi first unveiled its Aicon concept car in 2017, it was my favourite car at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The electric, autonomous concept vehicle’s exterior design, interior design, and proposed specs and capabilities made me more excited about the possibility of riding in a production version […]
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) runs from January 8-11 in Las Vegas. The event has become an increasingly important venue for automakers to show off their ideas for the future of transportation. This year, automakers like Mercedes-Benz,Audi, and Honda are bringing concept and upcoming production vehicles to the event. […]
Auto sales in the US are once again expected to top 17 million vehicles in 2018. SUVs remain the most popular genre of vehicle and account for more than 46% of all sales. In 2019, there will be series of highly anticipated new models reaching the market from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, […]
Concept cars allow auto companies to lay out their vision for the future. While the specs and features assigned to these vehicles may be far-fetched and somewhat arbitrary, their basic features can point toward where auto companies are spending their research and development money. Autonomy and electrification were two of […]
The Los Angeles Auto Show begins on Friday and runs through December 9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Major automakers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz, as well as startups like Rivian and Byton, will show off production and concept vehicles. This year’s lineup includes vehicles that represent the auto industry’s […]
Audi unveiled its E-Tron GT electric sedan concept on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The automaker said it would begin delivering the production version of the vehicle in early 2021. The E-Tron GT concept has a 90-kWh battery providing a range of about 248 miles, as well as […]
AppleCarPlay is the winner of Business Insider’s 2018 Infotainment System of the Year. AppleCarPlay beat out four other systems, from Audi, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, and Tesla. CarPlay is unique in that it can be used in different vehicles from different manufacturers, overriding the quirks of proprietary infotainment systems. […]
Each year Business Insider selects 15 finalists for its Car of the Year competition. The cars are chosen from the more than five dozen we road tested during the year. The vehicles range from family SUVs and sedans to supercars and electric vehicles. Brands represented this year are Audi, Aston […]
Tesla revealed on Wednesday that it “delivered almost 70,000” cars and SUVs in the US during the third quarter of 2018. Tesla’s Q3 delivery total puts the company on par with its luxury rivals. Audi, Acura, and Infiniti were outsold in the US by Tesla during Q3 2018. However, Lexus, […]
Audi unveiled on Monday its first fully-electric vehicle, the e-tron SUV. The automaker will start delivering the e-tron in the US in the second quarter of 2019. The automaker has said it will have a range of around 248 miles, based on the European testing cycle, though it has not […]
The Audi RS3 is one of the latest offerings from the German luxury brand’s Audi Sport performance division. Audi Sport is cashing in on its racing success with a series of performance models wearing the “R” and “RS” designation. The RS3 is based on Audi’s subcompact A3 sedan, and it’s […]
Audi began producing its electric e-tronSUV in Brussels on Monday, the company said in a press release. According to Audi, the e-tron will have a range of over 248 miles, two motors that deliver 414 pound-feet of torque, and the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under six seconds. […]
The BMW X5 and the Audi Q7 are two of the most popular midsize luxury SUVs in the US. The X5 and Q7 both offer a large complement of tech features, stellar driving dynamics, and room for seven passengers. The Audi Q7 starts at $US49,900 while our top-of-the-line V6 Prestige […]
The Audi PB18 e-tron electric concept sports car made its world debut on Thursday at Pebble Beach in Monterey, California. The electric concept is powered by three electric motors that can develop up to 764 horsepower. Audi’s concept is equipped with a 95 kWh battery pack that gives it a […]
While electric vehicles aren’t posting big sales numbers yet, auto companies are making significant investments in them. Both new and traditional car manufacturers plan to release electric vehicles in the coming years. Some of the vehicles have specs and tech features that exceed most gas-powered cars. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Prince Harry’s old Audi RS6 Avant is on sale on AutoTrader.com. The Duke of Sussex used the wagon to drive his new wife, Meghan Markle, to Pippa Middleton’s wedding in May 2017. The car features BOSE Surround Sound, MMI infotainment system, and 552 bhp engine power. Prince Harry’s 2017 Audi […]
The Audi Q3 made its world debut on Tuesday. The subcompact crossover will go on sale this November in Germany. It will be powered by a selection of turbocharged, four-cylinder engines ranging from 150 to 230 horsepower. Audi has not announced pricing for the new Q3. Audi finally unveiled its […]
Audi revealed the interior of its 2020 E-Tron all-electric SUV at an event in Copenhagen last week. The car showcases multiple cool features, notably a virtual side mirror system that replaces traditional mirrors sticking out of the sides of cars. The car is expected to retail at $US89,000 once it […]
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday in Germany. He was taken into custody due to concerns that he could interfere with an investigation into devices that Volkswagen– Audi’s parent company – installed in its vehicles to deceive emissions tests. Like the rest of the auto industry, Audi is […]
Off-lease used cars are a great way to get your hands on a nearly new car at a large discount. iSeeCars.com analysed more than 4.1 million cars to find the 10 vehicles that lost the most value during the first three years of ownership. On average, new cars depreciated at […]
On Monday, German officials arrested Rupert Stadler, the CEO of Audi, in connection to the company’s use of illegal software to cheat carbon-emissions tests. Research suggests that car pollution leads to tens of thousands of early deaths each year in the US. Air pollution from vehicles tends to be most […]
The 2018 Audi Q7 is one of the finest luxury crossover SUVs in the world. Business Insider had the chance to spend a week with a 2018 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro Tiptronic Prestige SUV. We were impressed by Audi’s combination of luxury, refinement, tech, and sporty driving dynamics. The base […]
The Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90 are two of the best luxury crossover SUVs in the world. The Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90 offer its occupants luxury car comfort and minivan-like utility with the off-road capability of an SUV. The Audi Q7 starts $US49,900 while the Volvo XC90 […]
The Audi A4 2.0T quattro and the Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD are two of our favourite compact luxury sedans. Both cars nearly won the Business Insider Car of the Year award. The Audi A4 is powered by a 2.0 litre, 252 horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine while the Acura TLX A-Spec […]
The 2018 New York Auto Show saw major car reveals from brands such as Acura, Cadillac, Nissan, Jaguar, Toyota, and Volkswagen. The show focused more on cars for everyday life instead of Geneva’s supercars bonanza. The 2018 New York International Auto Show ended on April 8. The 2018 New York […]
The 2018 New York Auto Show will see major car reveals from brands such as Acura, Cadillac, Nissan, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen. The show will have more of a focus on cars for everyday life instead of Geneva’s supercars bonanza. The New York International Auto Show runs from March […]
The Bentley Bentayga arrived in 2016. Upon its debut, the Bentayga helped usher in the era of the ultra-premium SUV. Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini both followed Bentley into the segment. The Bentayga is powered by a 600 horsepower, twin-turbocharged W12 engine. The Bentley SUV can hit 60 mph in 4.0 seconds […]
Consumer Reports released its annual Top Picks list. Ten cars all from different segments of the market were selected based on its performance in road testing, predicted reliability, safety, and owner satisfaction. Toyota led the way with four cars on the list while Chevrolet followed with two entries. Ford, Subaru, […]
The second generation Audi A5 Coupe is all new for 2018. The A5 shares a platform with the highly touted A4 sedan. Business Insider had a chance to test out a sportier version of the A5 Coupe called the S5. We were impressed by the S5’s powerful turbocharged V6 engine. […]
AutoGravity has added Audi Financial Services to its network The company is trying to streamline the car-buying-and-leasing process. AutoGravity, a California-based car-financing startup founded in 2015, has been growing a nice clip. On Tuesday, it announced that it had added Audi Financial Services to its online lending-and-leasing platform. “AutoGravity brings […]
The Audi-only car rental service Silvercar is adding the brand’s Q5 SUV to its fleet. Previously, the service only offered Audi A4 sedans. The company plans to expand to five new locations in 2018, including San Diego, Washington, DC, and Salt Lake City. Silvercar, the Audi-only car rental service acquired […]
Mercedes-Benz outsold BMW in the US luxury-car market for a second consecutive year in 2017. The company’s success is due in part to its robust lineup of SUVs, which American buyers have been snapping up en masse in recent years. It’s not all bad news for BMW, though. The automaker […]
Few things are better than the visceral enjoyment of driving a supercar. Ask any car enthusiast which driver’s seat they prefer and the answer, almost invariably, will be one that sits low, with a big, thunderous engine out back and a six-figure price tag. As true as that might be, […]
I never liked the Audi A7 much. Since the German automaker first introduced it as the Sportback concept at the Detroit Auto Show in 2009, and later produced the hulking, four-door, four-passenger car in 2010, I saw the A7 as the red-headed stepchild of the Audi brand. You’ll have to […]
Audi Sport will release an electric vehicle in 2020. Outgoing managing director Stephan Winkelmann revealed the news at a launch event for the RS4 Avant. But Winkelmann added that Audi Sport won’t abandon its roots, as it plans to produce plenty of turbo engines in the coming years. Audi is […]
Winter driving poses some unique challenges. Here are 21 cars, trucks, SUVs we believe are the best for winter driving. All vehicles on our list feature robust all-wheel-drive/four-wheel-drive systems and advanced driver assistance features. Winter isn’t just coming. It’s already here. For many of us, that means driving in snow, […]
Kelley Blue Book gave the Audi Q5 its 2018 Best Auto Tech Award for luxury brands. The car has three available trims that start at $US41,500 to $US50,800. It has an impressive array of safety features that can detect surrounding cars and pedestrians to prevent or limit the damage from […]
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