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

2000 Audi A8
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»

Twitter
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»

Asphalt Audi RS 3
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»

2011 Toyota Avalon
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»

2011 Porsche Panamera V-6
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»

2010 Audi A3 TDI
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»

Audi YouTube Channel
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»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

Audi R8 V10
SCN's Top Stories Of 2010: Kevin Rose And Audi's R8 V10, Subaru's Mediocrity, And Lexus

This has been a banner year for social media. As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back on some of the more memorable moments. Ford has revealed the new 2011 Explorer to the world via social media, while other car companies have just started venturing into the deep waters of viral marketing...Read More»

Artist Laurence Gartel's Tesla Roadster for Art Basel Miami 2010
Audi, Tesla Head To Miami With Very Different Takes On The Electric Car

Art festivals are big business these days, and they all take different forms. Some, like the ones in Venice, Sao Paolo, and New Orleans look like museum exhibitions splattered across entire cities. Others, like the one taking place in Miami this weekend, look like super-schmancy versions of you...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6: First Look

Getting a jump on the 2011 Detroit Auto Show next month, Audi revealed the first official photos of the sixth-generation A6 luxury sedan. Actually the sister sedan to the recently-introduced A7, the A6 is expected to arrive in U.S. dealer showrooms in the second half of 2012. Both cars (A6 and A7)...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
The TCC List: The 7 Most Important Recalls Of the Decade

Safer driving starts with a driver's skills, but it also begins with the vehicle itself--one that's engineered and manufactured to operate in a predictable, reliable way. When the best-laid plans of car companies go awry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gets involved. As part of...Read More»

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