Audi A4 2.0 TDI

Σύμφωνα με την  FN50, μία έρευνα που διεξάγεται σε ετήσια βάση για το Fleet News, η Audi είναι ο πιο αξιόπιστος κατασκευαστής. Αυτό ήταν το αποτέλεσμα της ψηφοφορίας 600.000 οδηγών από τις 50 μεγαλύτερες εταιρίες leasing στην Αγγλία, αριθμός που καθιστά την FN50, την μεγαλύτερη έρευνα του είδους της στην χώρα.


Η Audi κατάφερε να βάλει δύο αυτοκίνητά της στη λίστα με τα 10 πιο αξιόπιστα αυτοκίνητα (A3 και A4) ενώ τον ίδιο αριθμό έχει και η Volkswagen (Golf και Passat). Αριθμητικά, τους περνάει μονάχα η BMW που έχει τρεις εκπροσώπους στη λίστα (3-Series, 5-Series και 1-Series). Αναλυτικά η λίστα με τα 10 πιο αξιόπιστα αυτοκίνητα σύμφωνα πάντα με την FN50 είναι:

  • BMW 3 Series
  • Audi A4
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Honda Civic
  • Audi A3
  • BMW 5 Series
  • BMW 1 Series
  • Volkswagen Passat
  • Skoda Octavia
  • Ford Focus

Όσον αφορά στους κατασκευαστές, όπως είπαμε η Audi πήρε την πρώτη θέση με την BMW δεύτερη και την VW τρίτη. Πιο κάτω βρίσκονται οι Ιαπωνικές φίρμες με την Honda, την Toyota και την Nissan να βρίσκονται στην τέταρτη, έκτη και ένατη θέση αντίστοιχα ενώ η Ford κατετάγει πέμπτη και η Skoda έβδομη. Η Mercedes-Benz για δεύτερη συνεχή χρονιά παίρνει την όγδοη θέση και την δεκάδα κλείνει η Vauxhall/Opel.

Τέλος, ιδιαίτερη μνεία αξίζει το Ford Transit που κατέκτησε την πρώτη θέση στην κατηγορία των vans με δεύτερο το pre-facelift Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Τα αποτελέσματα της ψηφοφορίας έγιναν γνωστά κατά τη διάρκεια των FN50 Awards που έλαβαν χώρα στο Λονδίνο και θα δημοσιευθούν αναλυτικά στο επόμενο τεύχος του Fleet News. 

[Πηγή: Fleet News]

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AUDI WINS THROUGH IN UK’S LARGEST RELIABILITY SURVEY

Poll of over 600,000 company car drivers using the top 50 leasing companies marks Audi out as the most dependable brand

  • Audi voted Most Reliable Manufacturer in annual FN50 survey commissioned by Fleet News Magazine
  • Head of Audi Fleet Sales James Douglas collects Most Reliable Manufacturer Award at FN50 event held last night in London

Audi is the UK’s most reliable manufacturer according to the annual FN50 survey, which this year gauged the opinion of over 600,000 company car drivers served by the nation’s most prominent leasing companies.

The FN50 survey, commissioned annually by the specialist fleet title Fleet News, is the nation’s largest poll of vehicle reliability. It asks participants from the top 50 (by fleet size) leasing companies to rank the best vehicles andmanufacturers for reliability, and then filters each category into a Top 10.

Two Audi models – the A3 compact hatchback and the A4 compact executive Saloon and Avant – appear in the Most Reliable Cars Top 10, the A3 ascending from seventh position last year to fifth in 2013 and the A4 from third to second place. The A1 premium subcompact, the Q3 compact SUV and the TT sports car also climbed the rankings in this year’s results. According to the magazine’s editorial it is these positive movements which have helped to swing the Most Reliable Manufacturer result in favour of Audi.

At the FN50 Awards, held last night in London, Head of Audi Fleet Sales James Douglas collected the Most Reliable Manufacturer Award on behalf of the brand, and commented: “Fleet managers and the drivers they serve have every right to be a brand’s harshest critics because so much of their business life revolves around the cars chosen by, and for them, and they need to be able to count on them unconditionally. We are delighted that the key fleet-focused Audi models continue to uphold our reputation for quality and engineering excellence in the hands of drivers who arguably demand the most from them.”

Audi produces an array of models that combine its famed flair for design, technological innovation and exceptional quality of finish with particular focus on cost effectiveness for business users. The range includes a total of 139 options with emissions of less than 140g/km, 57 variants emitting 120g/km or below and nine undercutting the 100g/km marker.

Highlights from among these economy champions include the A4 2.0 TDIe Saloon with its potential for up to 65.7mpg and low 112g/km emissions, the A6 2.0 TDI offering up to 57.6mpg with a 129g/km output and the new generation A8 3.0 TDI quattro, capable of returning up to 47.9mpg while keeping CO2 down to just 155g/km. For the ultimate in VED-beating financial viability in the line-up, three A3 1.6 TDI variants, including the acclaimed new Saloon, pare emissions back to just 99g/km and boost fuel economy to up to 74.3mpg.

Audi in good company – Audi is the UK’s most reliable car manufacturer according to this year’s FN50 survey of over 600,000 company car drivers.

Note to Editors

In 2012 Audi recorded its best ever worldwide result of 1,455,100 sales, an 11.7 per cent improvement over 2011. Of these, 123,622 are attributable to the UK, an 8.6 per cent increase on 2011, and another record. To remain true to its Vorsprung durch Technik philosophy, the brand plans to invest €13 billion, mainly in new products, between now and 2016. By this point, its range will have expanded to well in excess of 42 models. Recent additions, including the all-new A3 and A3 Sportback, the RS 4 Avant, the S6, S7 Sportback and S8 and the new-generation R8, will be joined imminently bythe RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback. On the race circuit, Audi has competed in the Le Mans 24 Hour sportscar endurance race 14 times since 1999, achieving a podium finish on all of these occasions as well as outright victory 11 times. In 2012, Audi made history at Le Mans by winning with pioneering hybrid diesel technology used in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro.