The Audi A7 Sportback* is the “2019 World Luxury Car.” The A7 Sportback is the second Audi to take home the award after the Audi A8* won it last year. The awards were presented last week at the New York International Auto Show.
The World Car jury, consisting of 86 members from 24 countries, voted to distinguish the Audi A7 Sportback as the best new luxury car on the world market. This is the tenth victory for Audi in one of the World Car categories.
“It is a great honor for Audi to win the ‘World Luxury Car’ award twice in a row,” says Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG Technical Development. “We are very proud of this award because it shows Audi’s ability to develop leading premium cars in various segments.”
The design of a coupe, the space of a sedan, and the variability of an Avant—the new Audi A7 Sportback combines the best of three worlds. It is a new style of Gran Turismo, offering systematic digitalization, a dynamic driving experience, and a space concept that combines a wide range of customer requirements.
The Audi A7 has always been a favourite among consumers, with its striking looks and powerful turbocharged engine, is among the most sophisticated hatchbacks on planet earth. With comfort features, such as the optional adaptive air suspension, which allows you to change between 5 different ride heights, the exceptional Bang and Olufsen 3D sound system, and an array of safety features, including automated emergency braking, the newly designed A7 is a master-class.
Optional Heads-up display, wireless phone charging, a 360 degree multifunction camera, apple car play, Android Auto, the all-digital dashboard, including Audi Virtual Cockpit and two large touch screens, makes the A7 a dream to drive. All this is underpinned by Audi’s legendary AWD system, Quattro, and a powerful 3.0Litre Turbo charged V-6 engine which produces 340hp and 369 lb ft. of torque.
This award comes on the heel of the local Audi Q8 launch here in Jamaica, a model with which the Audi A7 & last year’s winner, the A8, shares a lot of technology, and holds true to the Audi tagline of “Vorsprung durch technic”, which means leading through technology. Audi has always been able to blend luxury, performance, and aesthetics in a unique way, and has blended a winner in this stunning new 2019 A7.
The Audi A7 is available through special order through Audi Jamaica, the local Audi dealer a subsidiary of the ATL Automotive Group. For more information, interested persons can contact AudiSales@atlautomotive.com or visit the local dealers at 1C-3 Oxford Road, Kingston 5 or Units 1-3 Bogue City Centre, Montego Bay.
THE word Porsche (pronunciation: por-sho ) is synonymous with high-performance, exclusivity, and luxury. Therefore, the jet-setting confines of Sandals Aerodrome in Tinson Pen, Kingston, served as the perfect location for the launch of the 2019 Cayenne and the 2019 Macan.
“These cars are built as the ultimate standard. They’re performance SUVs (sports utility vehicles) and today we have almost a 100 Porsches on the roads in Jamaica,” Adam Stewart, deputy chairman of the Sandals/ATL Group of Companies, told the Jamaica Observer’s weekly Auto magazine. The Jamaica Observer is part of the ATL Group.
“Porsche is really the top of the food chain … Porsche operates under a philosophy of evolution, not revolution,” he continued.
THE thought of not being able to access the right parts and reliable service may prove a deterrent for many prospective car owners.
But Adam Stewart, deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts International and ATL Group of Companies, used last Saturday’s launch of the 2019 Porsche Cayenne and 2019 Porsche Macan to tell prospective and current owners that they had nothing to worry about in this regard.
Even though the sedan market is shrinking, there is still hope for the subcompact market, which the Kia Rio is in. Its hatchback design is great, especially when the rear seats are folded down, giving the driver access to over 17.4 cu.ft. of cargo space.
The Rio is no stranger to the automotive market, having been around since 2000. It is now in its fourth generation. This model was first presented in 2016, and Kia made some obvious tweaks to better appeal to its customer base. The hatchback model is 15mm longer, 5mm wider and 5mm shorter in height than its predecessor.
FOR city folks, the five-door KIA Picanto is ideal as it matches comfort and value with a lifestyle characterised by traffic congestion and limited parking experienced.
Externally, the stubby styling highlighted by KIA’s signature ‘tiger’ front grille and some aggressive angles, partly due to its size, gives the Picanto a more sporty visual differentiation to its class rivals.
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 – By popular demand, Audi Jamaica presents the all new Audi Q5 TDI now with diesel engines.
The SUV, Jamaica’s best-selling premium SUV for 6 out of the last 7 years, combines the sportiness of an Audi saloon with a multifaceted character, a highly flexible interior and now, for the first time ever, a diesel engine. Whether in its connectivity, efficiency or driver assistance systems – the new Audi Q5 TDI, starting from $8.4M, once again sets standards in its segment.
ATL Auto, CR-V on top
BY BRIAN BONITTO from the Jamaican Observer
IN the fiercely competitive automotive world, being number one is everything. And the Adam Stewart-led ATL Automotive has a lot to celebrate. At the close of 2018, the auto juggernaut not only dominated the local market share, but its Honda CR-V also topped sales of the mid-size SUV class.
Audi Q8: Game Changer
BUSINESS leaders, bankers, government ministers, and Audi aficionados converged at the ATL Automotive’s state-of-art Audi Terminal on Oxford Road, New Kingston, last Saturday, to see the brand’s latest offering: the Audi Q8.
And they were not disappointed.
The Ultimate Game Changer is Here!
THE NEW ATL AUTOMOTIVE APP – GIVING YOU CONVENIENCE AT YOUR FINGER TIPS!
• First ever local automotive app.
• Purpose-built features to include all the information you would need as a car owner and potential owner.
• Available on both IOS and Android Devices
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, for immediate release; Following hugely successful Airbag Repair-a-thon events in Montego Bay and Mandeville, the ATL Automotive Group has announced new dates for repair events for all Honda drivers in Ocho Rios and Portmore in November 8-10 and November 14-18 respectively.