When living in environments that can be harsh on an automobile, drivers want to know that the exterior paint as well as the colors of the interior dashboard and car seats will hold up to the conditions Mother Nature can throw at it. Year in and year out, your car can be subject to ice, damage from road salt, heat damage, man-made chemicals in the air, mud, tar and more. All of which can work against your car’s exterior.
Therefore, it’s important to know that your car can withstand the weather – something Audi Quality Assurance takes very seriously. When it comes to an Audi model though, company engineers run each through a rigorous testing process to make sure the body holds up. Over a period of 19 weeks, engineers subject a car to a battery of tests that simulates 12 years in the life of a car. The testing covers five phases – a salt mist in a cold chamber, a tropical environment with 100 percent humidity and more. Over the course of the testing, the colors in the interior must not fade and the materials must not become brittle, Audi said in a statement.
Audi engineers just subjected the 100th car to the testing, an Audi A4 – a model that can be found here at Audi of Nashua.
But whether you drive a 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Sedan, the 2017 Audi TT 2.0T Convertible or the new 2017 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium SUV, you will want to know that the model will look sharp and sleek for however many years you own the car.
Rest assured that the quality assurance INKA test will guarantee the interior and exterior of the Audi model you find here at Audi of Nashua will survive the elements.