Australian Consumer Choices
Known for their reliability, superior engineering and comfort – choosing between luxury SUVs can be an exciting but daunting task. There are plenty of factors to consider, including who will service your vehicle. Here at Volks Affair- our Audi and BMW service teams – are always keeping an eye on vehicle trends and we’re delighted to see our favourite German SUVs are becoming increasingly popular in Melbourne.
According to ACA Research the upward trend in SUV sales is continuing on from 2017. SUVs seem to be the preferred vehicle of choice amongst Australians and luxury German vehicles are a fashionable and attractive option. The BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 are fast becoming top luxury family SUVs, the BMW X3 is especially popular with its signature double kidney grille front and sleek body.
2018 – BMW X3 and Audi Q5: At a Glance
Both the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 have turbocharged four-cylinder engines with the option to upgrade to a more performance-oriented model.
Both cars have sleek, well-fitted interiors and make perfect family vehicles. They fit 5 people comfortably and have enough boot space for all the family vacation baggage.
Both cars offer high resolution digital screens, but an interesting difference is that BMW X3 only supports Apple CarPlay whereas Audi Q5 supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That may be a deciding factor for many.
BMW X3 2018
- iDrive – for natural navigation, just speak.
- Heads-up display – speed limits, navigation and collision warnings are projected onto the windscreen so you can keep your eyes on the road
- Driver Assist – will give you warnings if an accident risk is detected
- All wheel drive
- 6 airbags
- Voted Carsales best SUV over $50000 2017
- Sports models offer virtual cockpit
- Safety technology – includes rear cross traffic alert and side-assist (you’ll be warned if you’re about to open your door onto a cyclist)
- All Wheel drive
- 8 airbags
As with most cars it’s really a personal choice and a case of test driving both models. If you are planning to invest in a new car this year – our advice is to opt for one the superior luxury German models. Just make sure you have a top-quality service centre that can service and repair your vehicle to keep it in top condition.
Audi Service and BMW Service
At Volks Affair our highly skilled BMW and Audi mechanics will service your car with the latest diagnostic equipment. If you want your car serviced by experienced and trusted technicians, then look no further. We offer competitive pricing and we’re conveniently located in South Melbourne. We welcome all new and returning clients, so contact us today!