In 2010, Audi once again sold more vehicles with all-wheel-drive than any other premium manufacturer. Audi ended up producing 437,792 vehicles with its quattro all-wheel-drive system last year. In the year in which Audi celebrated ’30 years of quattro,’ around 38 percent of all cars produced worldwide were equipped with the all-wheel drive technology.
The most popular Audi model with quattro all-wheel-drive in 2010 was the Audi Q5, of which 155,025 units were built. In the months ahead, the brand will further expand its all-wheel drive lineup in the SUV segment with the Audi Q5 hybrid quattro and the upcoming Q3.
However, its not only SUV drivers who want quattro technology From the Audi A3 to the A8, nearly one quarter of the vehicles produced in 2010 had quattro on them.
“quattro is one of the Audi brand’s greatest success stories, and today we are writing what may well be its most exciting chapter,” says Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management for Marketing and Sales at AUDI AG. “As we move down the road toward electric mobility, we see entirely new possibilities for quattro technology. The electric quattro of the future will be even more agile, safer and – above all – more efficient.”
Today, Audi customers can choose from more than 130 quattro models, taking all different body types, engine options and transmission options into account.
– By: Omar Rana