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SAC1
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Audi SQ5 new car orders suspended

Post by SAC1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:21 pm

Autocar and What Car? report:
"Audi recently suspended sales of its high performance SQ5 SUV; it claims this is due to a full build slot run, but sources have suggested to our sister title Autocar that the new emissions limits are to blame.

Buyers wanting a new SQ5 can currently only purchase one that’s already in stock, with no date set for when new specification models can be ordered."

The current SQ5 is 3.0 petrol powered.


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Re: Audi SQ5 new car orders suspended

Post by RAA » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:09 am

Does this bode badly in the future for other premium petrol models (not only Audi, but Porsche, Mercedes, BMW etc.) ? I'm waiting for a new, facelifted Macan S (my first ever Porsche), hopefully later in the year. Will it genuinely meet the new emission standards ?


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Re: Audi SQ5 new car orders suspended

Post by Cjm360 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:20 am

It could be to do with the new EU legislation that is coming into force where each car must have an individual carbon calculation and for each gram of carbon per kilometre the manufacturer is out there will be a fine, probably cheaper to not produce cars until they get the calculations right, and as there are thousands of computations of each model , than to keep producing and pay a fine


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