Audi has continued its run of success in the annual What Car? Awards by securing the Luxury SUV of the Year and Coupe of the Year awards in the 2019 roll of honour. The Q7 SUV won through in its category for the third successive year, while as Coupe of the Year the A5 has occupied a position that has been a traditional Audi stronghold thanks to the TT, which enjoyed a virtually unbroken reign for the past 16 years.
Citing its all-round ability as a major plus point, the What Car? team praised the seven- seat Q7 ‘for simply outshining anything else in the luxury SUV class’. Singling out the 45 TDI quattro S line as their model of choice, the panel admired its plusher ride, ‘great infotainment system that’s easy to get along with’ and remarkably hushed road manners. In fact, it’s also deserving of special recognition for amassing more stars in the What Car? test criteria than any other car on sale today.
In Sport specification and matched to the 40 TFSI engine, the ‘sleek, enjoyable to drive and surprisingly practical’ Audi A5 took home its Coupé of the Year win by also blending competitive company car tax rates and strong resale values. Summing up the elegant two-door, What Car? hails it as ‘offering everything a coupé buyer could possibly want’.