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2021 Audi Q3, Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e revealed

The 2021 Audi Q3 45 TFSI e and Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e plug-in hybrids have been officially unveiled. Powering the electrified 'TFSI e' SUVs is the same plug-in hybrid drivetrain as the Volkswagen Golf GTE and other Volkswagen Group models, mating a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder with an 85kW/330Nm electric motor for combined outputs of 180kW of power and 400Nm of torque...

Volkswagen Group launches 'Mission T' to take on Tesla

The CEO of the Volkswagen Group has announced the company's plans to launch an electric assault known as 'Mission T' in an effort to "catch up" with its key rival, Tesla. In a LinkedIn post titled How we transform Volkswagen, CEO Herbert Diess detailed a strategy to challenge the American electric car maker at its own game, to be spearheaded by Audi's Artemis development project...

2012-17 Audi A8 and S8 recalled over engine bay issue

Audi has recalled 67 examples of its A8, S8 and S8 Plus models in Australia over a fault with the engine bay seal that could result in a fire. The affected cars have model years from 2012 to 2017 and feature the brand's 4.0-litre TFSI V8 engine. The recall notice, which was lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, states that the cars' "engine bay seal may become warped and come loose"...

Audi quits Formula E, will instead return to Le Mans and mount Dakar Rally campaign

Audi has confirmed it will withdraw from the FIA Formula E Championship at the end of the 2020-2021 season, switching its focus instead to a Dakar rally campaign as well as making a return to endurance racing. Audi has been a mainstay of the all-electric single-seater category since its inception in 2014, firstly as a technical partner for the privateer Abt team before taking full control in 2017...

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback revealed, Australian launch due second half of 2021

The 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback has been officially unveiled in Europe. The SQ5 Sportback combines the sloping roofline and coupe-inspired body of the standard Q5 Sportback, with the performance-oriented drivetrain and chassis of the recently-revealed facelifted SQ5 TDI...

2021 Audi TTS: Power boost announced, Competition Plus and Bronze Selection editions unveiled for Europe

The 2021 Audi TTS is set to receive some updates for the European market. Audi's mid-grade, performance-oriented TTS coupe and Roadster has received a power increase in Europe for 2021, alongside Competition Plus and Bronze Selection special editions for Europe. The two-doors' 2...

2020 Audi Q5 recalled for welding fault

Audi Australia has issued a recall on eight examples of its Q5 SUV, citing incorrect welding. The affected vehicles were sold between June and July, 2020 (MY2020). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “due to incorrect welding, the gap on the adjusting mechanism for the backrest of the front seats may be faulty”...

Audi Q5 E-Tron, Porsche Macan EV arriving in 2022 – report

Details have emerged out of Europe of the Volkswagen Group's planned electric vehicle (EV) onslaught over the next two years. A screenshot of a leaked presentation shown during a Volkswagen Group investor meeting earlier this week – published online by Romanian publication Automarket – reveals the launch dates for a range of the Volkswagen Group's upcoming all-electric models...

Jaguar Land Rover is seeking to block Volkswagen Group SUVs in the US

Jaguar Land Rover has filed a lawsuit to block certain SUVs from the Volkswagen Group from being imported into the United States, alleging the VW Group has used its patented all-terrain technology without permission...

Volkswagen Group developing 'Landjet' electric flagship for Audi, Bentley and Porsche – report

The Volkswagen Group is developing a new flagship electric vehicle for three of its premium brands, according to a report from German newspaper Handelsblatt. Codenamed 'Landjet', development of the top-rung electric car is reportedly being led by Audi's autonomous- and electric-focused Artemis division, and is slated to be aimed squarely at a potential next-generation version of the Tesla Model S...

2021 Audi Q7 gains V6 petrol in Australia, A4 Allroad and TT score power increases

Audi has announced an array of engine changes to its Australian Q7, TT and A4 Allroad models. The changes include a new petrol engine for the Q7 SUV, as well as power bumps for the TT coupe and A4 Allroad. A new gearbox also accompanies the performance increase on the sporty TT coupe...