Audi and VW Together Launch Mid-Year SUVs This Year The SUV market in United States is still considered a sexy and attractive market to explore. This was fully realized by Volkswagen and Audi who will soon throw two SUVs at the same time in mid-2019. “SUV is one of the main choices for Indonesian automotive consumers. With a variety of advantages in terms of luxury, modern technology and toughness, we will introduce the Audi Q8 luxury SUV and VW’s 7-passenger family SUV, the Tiguan Allspace in this country in the second semester of 2019, “said Jonas Chendana, PT Garuda’s Chief Operating Officer Mataram Motor (GMM), when found at the Audi headquarters in South Jakarta number (23/5). The Audi Q8 is a luxury SUV with a huge body and packed with various modern technology features that are equipped with a typical Audi four-wheel drive system namely Quattro. This SUV delivers power from the engine on all four wheels through the middle differential which distributes power 40:60 to the front and rear axles. Besides that, it is equipped with traction control which is able to move the power ratio to the wheel axis which requires better traction. This SUV adapts the damper control to the suspension which provides maximum comfort in all terrain. The Q8 power source comes from a 3000 cc V6 petrol engine with 343 PS power and 500 Nm of torque combined with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. This car is packed with mild-hybrid technology that is able to present a blend of fuel efficiency. Even though it has a big body, the SUV can record acceleration figures from 0-100 km / h in 5.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 250 km / hr. GMM’s second mainstay comes from the wings of Volkswagen, which is represented by the second generation VW Tiguan, the Tiguan Allspace. The figure of this SUV is more focused on cars that are able to provide a spacious space for all the family. Armed with the MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform Tiguan comes with a larger dimension. When compared with the previous generation the distance of the channel is 77 mm longer. Thus Tiguan Allspace has a cabin space that is quite spacious for 7 passengers. The VW Tiguan Allspace carries a 1.4 TSI engine with 150 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque that is compromised with a 6-speed dual clutch (DSG) plus triptonic transmission. This SUV is capable of racing 0-100 km / h in 9.5 seconds, and top speeds up to 202 km / hr. “Wait for the presence of both of them in the upcoming 2019 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS),” concluded Jonas.