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Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market
Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market

On Friday, we told you about the ways that automakers have suffered following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. From imaginary problems with Korean companies to very real parts shortages, the disaster has had a direct impact on the way that U.S. consumers view Asian brands. Now, the world's...Read More»

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Best 2011 Car Interiors: Ward’s Picks The 10 Best

It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. Imagine having to sit in and drive 51 all-new cars or those with significantly upgraded interiors. Editors at Ward’s took to the assignment during February and March and ultimately determined the list of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors...Read More»

2010 Audi TT
Recall Alert: 2010 Audi TT

Volkswagen—parent company of Audi—is recalling up to 10,200 Audi TTs from the 2010 model year. The affected Audis have a manufacture date prior to August 27, 2009. The recall documentation states that the fuel tank ventilation system’s spring may not have the resistance needed to...Read More»

Janne Laitinen sets 206.1 mph ice speed record in an Audi RS6
Audi Wants To Be Your Friend On Foursquare

Automakers want to have as many points of contact with a consumer as possible. Facebook and Twitter are two major platforms that nearly every automaker is using, but Foursquare is another platform that's gaining steam. Audi sees this as an opportunity and has asked its fans to connect with them on...Read More»

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Audi Goes Green With Fewer Wheels, More Wood

If you understand German companies, you know the emphasis they place on “green” manufacturing and sustainability. Audi’s latest line of vehicles takes this concept to a whole new level. Borrowing a page from Morgan’s engineering manual, the Germany automaker is introducing a...Read More»

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Video: What Does the 'A' in Audi Stand For?

Pop quiz: What does the 'A' in Audi stand for? OK, time's up. Put your iPads and iPhones and Blackberries down. If you said it's the Latin translation of the founder's surname, August Horch, then you found the answer on Wikipedia faster than I did. I don't care because that isn't where...Read More»

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Homeless Man Protests Over $8000 Transmission

Not everyone has an economic safety net. Some just have a laptop, a cell phone and their car. In Minneapolis a man has made an 11 year old Audi A8 his home for months at a time, but now his options are dwindling for lack of an operational transmission. The single, 53 year old homeless person told...Read More»

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Top Three Automotive Tweets We Saw Today

Every once in a while it is nice to recognize automakers that tweet out some great stuff. Today we have kept a close eye on our Twitter streams and have picked out the three best tweets that we saw from an automaker. First up is a tweet from Chrysler stating, "Want to join the @Chrysler family? Go...Read More»

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Play Audi's iPhone Racing App For A Chance To Win A 2012 RS3

Been wanting to get your hands on the hot new 2012 Audi RS3? Audi is looking to hook you up, with its new Asphalt Audi RS3 iPhone game. Unfortunately you don't win a RS3 by just crossing the finish line first. You must log the fastest time around the Bahamas track after three rounds to win the RS3...Read More»

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Toyota, Volvo, GMC Named Best Value Based On Ownership Cost

The Toyota brand has won Vincentric's "Best Passenger Car Value in America for 2011" award, and Volvo is rated at the top among luxury brands. This is the seventh year that Vincentric, which supplies cost-of-ownership data to a number of companies—including Toyota—has picked out top...Read More»

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Porsche CEO Promises A New Model Every Year, 100% Sales Growth By 2018

In 2007, Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn said that the company would become the world's largest automaker by 2018. Since then, Volkswagen has made progress toward that goal -- last year, it reached the world's #1 spot in production volume -- but it's hit a few snags on the sales front...Read More»

Audi TT RS Q&A at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show
Audi Answers Fans Questions About 2011 TT RS At 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Auto shows are great for many things, seeing new cars in the metal, talking about the industry with other member of the press, and of course, learning about the product from different PR and product managers. At the Chicago Auto Show, Audi product manager Mark Fruechtnicht took the time to answer...Read More»

Kenny G from Audi's new campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Audi Ties Twitter Into Its Super Bowl Advertisement #ProgressiveIs

As we mentioned earlier in the week, many automakers Super Bowl Ad will incorporate some social media element. Audi is the latest to do so with its #ProgressiveIs campaign. Audi's new progressive luxury marketing campaign, previewed in its Super Bowl ad taunting Mercedes-Benz, today gets a social...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the advertising industry. With every football fan watching the big game, the commercials have almost become as important as the game itself. This year some automakers are betting big on advertising, while others are merely watching instead of spending the money. Some...Read More»

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Audi A3 Takes On Frozen Tundra In NYC

The terms freeze up or frozen create confusion when used in an automotive context, because the service facility never knows if a cold weather problem is being described or the car owner is making reference to the engine seizing up. This would be the case when an engine is run without sufficient...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Trash-Talking: Audi A8 Says Good Night

If you are located anywhere in North America, or are a fan of American football, you know the Super Bowl is coming, which means a few things: Excess, Advertising overload, beer-swilling and pizza joints across the hemisphere are rejoicing at the impending eat-o-rama. Oh, and I almost forgot, lots...Read More»

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Audi Launches New Custom Interactive YouTube Channel

Like other automakers, Audi will be running an ad during the Super Bowl. In conjunction with the release of the new ad last week, Audi launched one of the first interactive custom channels on YouTube in the automotive industry. Audi's YouTube channel looks different than others. A full size ad...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race to the Big Game
Mercedes-Benz Chooses Tweet Race Teams, Get Ready To Tweet

Mercedes-Benz has finally announced the line-up for its pre-Super Bowl Tweet race. Quick recap about the race: four two-person teams each with a "coach" will be using Twitter as "fuel" for the race which will end in Dallas, Texas at the Super Bowl. The race will begin on February 2, and each team...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
Is It A Bad Idea To Have Cars Connected To The Cloud?

With vehicles like the new Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, the era of connected cars is upon us. That is definitely the sense we are getting from this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that is going on in Las Vegas this week. With everyone from Audi to OnStar making huge announcements around...Read More»

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