Historically, German automakers were slow to move into hybrid-electric vehicles, relying exclusively on diesel engines to boost fuel efficiency. That's in the past, though, and the Volkswagen Group is aggressively spreading its hybrid powertrain across models from many of its brands. But while VW and Porsche already sell hybrid sport utilities in the U.S., Audi doesn't yet offer any hybrids in the States--though you can expect to see hybrid versions of the Q5 mid-size sport utility and the A6 mid-size sedan soon. Now, Audi has taken the wraps off its A8 full-size luxury sedan. The 2012 Audi...
2012 Audi A6 To Offer High-MPG Hybrid, Clean-Diesel Models
Despite lack of an official confirmation from Audi of America, we'd bet significant money on the arrival of the Audi A6 Hybrid in the U.S. market. Why? Because the U.S. has the highest hybrid penetration of any market in the world except Japan, and "hybrid" means "high gas mileage" to a large...John Voelcker