The Audi Q2 and Audi A5 Coupé finished triumphantly in the Golden Steering Wheel awards for 2016. Winning the “Compact SUV” category with the Q2 and the “Sports Car” category with the A5. The prize is one of the most coveted honours in the automotive industry.
The Golden Steering Wheel awards have been going since 1976, and Audi’s latest victories are the 26th and 27th Golden Steering Wheel awards for the brand.
Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, said: “Our successful performance in one of the most prominent competitions in our industry proves that, with our product initiative, we have very attractive models in our portfolio. As a result, the Audi Q2 and the Audi A5 Coupé convinced the jury, made up of editors, racing drivers, designers, celebrities and driving enthusiasts, even though the participants all had different expectations of the cars.”
The Audi Q2 won through in the “Compact SUV” category. Rupert Stadler: “This victory shows that the Audi Q2 has captured the spirit of the times. It combines a robust SUV look and agile handling with a size that works for city driving as well as superb functionality. The Q2 clearly signals that the expansion of our Q family is an important component of our growth strategy. With its attractive starting price, we are attracting new customers to Audi.”
The new Audi A5 Coupé won in the “Sports Car” segment. Dietmar Voggenreiter, Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG, accepted the award: “The new Audi A5 Coupé is the Gran Turismo from Audi – a perfect symbiosis of dynamic sports car and elegant coupe. The very first A5 Coupé was a landmark in the development of the Audi brand. The Golden Steering Wheel shows that the new A5, with its high-tech features and superb utility for everyday driving, is also setting new standards.”