Germany’s Golden Steering Wheel awards have announced their winners, and Audi’s A5 and Q2 have taken the top honors in the Sports Car and Compact SUV categories.
The Golden Steering Wheel awards are presented by Germany’s Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag. The two publications have been presenting the awards since 1976.
With this year’s two Golden Steering Wheels, Audi’s total number rises to 27, the most of any manufacturer in the Golden Steering Wheel history.
“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,” says Rupert Stadler, head of marketing at Audi AG.
Audi introduced the second generation A% earlier this year. The new model is lighter, more powerful, and more efficient than the one it replaces, with evolutionary looks that stay true to the first generation’s.
“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,” says Dietmar Voggenreiter head of sales at Audi AG.
The new Q2 meanwhile shows Audi’s focus on young buyers.
“This victory shows that the Audi Q2 has captured the spirit of the times,” he adds. “The Q2 clearly signals that the expansion of our Q family is an important component of our growth strategy.”
This article first appeared on fourtitude.com