A completely distinctive generation of SUVs, the luxury cross-over SUV combines the robustness of a sports utility vehicle with the sporty design of a coupé and the convenience of a hatchback.
Luxury Cross-Over SUVs are designed for superb comfort and performance under all conditions. A freedom unconstrained by hazards that would hamper more delicate cars, while still providing luxurious comfort and a more economical ride.
Striking and refined
There is no denying the fact that the luxury cross-over SUV is a premium look car. The dynamic roof contour and high shoulder line give it the sporty look of a coupé, while the powerful front with striking single-frame grille and vertical chrome struts inspires self-confidence which emanates a strong personality.
A high quality driver-oriented cockpit and user-friendly centre console ensures that the interior of a luxury cross-over SUV imparts a sense of freedom. Sporty instruments, climate-controlled front seats and stylish leather trim complete the refined look and feel of the vehicle.
Fuel injected power
The engine of a luxury cross-over SUV is where the vehicle truly shines. The belt-driven supercharging of the engine with petrol direct injection creates more dynamic performance from less fuel. A compressor provides for top-class performance characteristics with high torque at low engine speeds to produce an extremely spontaneous response and exceptional power flow across the entire rev range.
This combination of direct injection and turbo charging can also be applied to a highly efficient, high-power V8 diesel engine option for a luxury cross-over SUV. This allows motorists to enjoy high performance on less fuel as well as the dynamism of a sports car.
Nitrogen emissions are cut by as much as 90 percent with clean diesel technologies. This is achieved by supplementing the conventional catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter with a nitrogen oxide catalytic converter with a biodegradable additive.
The LED technology used in daytime running lights, side turn indicators and rear lights save as much as 50% on power consumption when compared with conventional bulbs and are made to last the lifetime of the vehicle.
An 8-speed automatic transmission further makes a decisive contribution to reducing fuel consumption and emissions through low-rev driving and swift gear changes. The short, sporty shift times and exceedingly smooth gearshifts are sure to impress the discerning motorist, while the transmission permits top-notch road performance with its direct-shift functions.
Finally an energy recovery system saves fuel by converting kinetic energy into electrical energy when the car is coasting or braking and redirects this temporarily stored energy back into the vehicle to relieve the load on the alternator.
The handling, performance and freedom of a luxury four wheel drive built into a more compact vehicle for urban navigation is what makes luxury cross-over SUVs a vehicle that works in the real world. Its clean and efficient technology, striking features and explosive power, make it a pleasure to drive.
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Audi South Africa continues its tradition of innovation in the automotive industry by pushing the design boundaries of the luxury cross-over SUV. Experience the superior handling, efficiency power and luxurious comfort by booking an Audi test drive today.