Audi has received a prestigious award at the 2013 Fleet World Honours, held on Tuesday, May 21st in London’s historic Pall Mall. The German car maker’s A3 range was voted the ‘Best Lower Medium Car’ by Fleet World magazine, due to its ‘sheer quality’, luxurious interior and impressive value.
Editor of Fleet World, Steve Moody, said: “With the A3, Audi has taken an already winning formula and refined it still further. It has low emission engines, as you would expect, and highly competitive running costs, but it is the sheer quality that impresses most. It might be a hatchback, but it feels like a luxury car.”
The model’s reliability was factored into its overall value as well, which may have helped the A3 series prevail against the competition. The award-winning range is surprisingly low maintenance, with minimal running costs and strong residual values. High fuel efficiency makes models like the Audi A3 Hatchback ideal for fleet operators, as it gets an impressive 57.6 MPG while CO2 emissions are as low as 114 g/km.
In-car technology and amenities make A3 models perfect for busy companies. The range comes complete with an online portal that allows users to interact with Twitter, Facebook, email and text messages. Crucial transportation data can also be accessed, like flight and train stats and local petrol rates.
Head of fleet sales at Audi UK, James Douglas, said: “In terms of showroom appeal, the new A3 makes a very strong case for itself with its acute focus on quality, technology and efficiency – this award recognises these attributes but also emphasises that the A3 stacks up financially as a highly cost-effective tool for business users.”
To incorporate the award-winning range into your fleet, lease an Audi A3 Hatchback for as little as £221.02. Other stylish A3 models are available as well, like the Audi A3 Diesel Hatchback and the sporty A3 Cabriolet. The best car leasing deals on top-quality Audi ranges are available through UK Carline – visit the website for more information.
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