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New Audi R8


The next generation Audi R8 model is due to go on sale in 2015 and surprisingly will not be offered with a manual gearbox. There have been a number of rumours surrounding the future of the Audi R8 model.


The previous Audi R8 model was developed alongside the performance arm at Audi, Quattro. However, after a number of performance issues and recalls of models, Audi have criticised the development of the model under the Quattro name.


Owners of the Audi brand, Volkswagen, have announced that the Audi range of models will be marketed aggressively in such markets as the Chinese and the Indian respectively. The Volkswagen Group are of course set to increase sales figures in order to jump up the worlds best selling manufacturer table.


The new Audi R8 model will be offered along with the V8 and V10 engines and are expected to be further developments of the current 4.2 litre V8 and 5.2 litre V10. The German mass market manufacturer have also criticised a number of marketing techniques used in certain markets.


How are Audi rivals competing?


Volkswagen have announced a number of new models to enter the market as the firm look to develop and expand the range in order to increase sales.


Rivals at the top of the charts, Toyota, have announced a number of new models of their own in the form of the Aygo amongst others. The Toyota Aygo city car along with the C1 and 107 have long been waiting for the second generation.


Peugeot and Citroen have recently been in financial difficulty and hoped that the new models would have come sooner rather than later. Now that the three models have been redesigned and built on the same platform, the city car market is once again set to climb.