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Capilano Audi Stays One Step Ahead

The North Shore's favourite luxury automotive dealership opens a brand-new service shop to meet the needs of their loyal customers, and showcase the latest models and revolutionary e-tron technology

April 1, 2016

By Capilano Audi / Photo: Capilano Audi

Known for providing customers with an outstanding yet intimate car shopping experiences, Capilano Audi and its respected product expert team have been an integral part of the North Shore for over four decades. “We aren’t a ‘big box’ operation,” says General Manager Derek Lau. “We’re a family-owned business that has formed deep roots in our local community.”

With the launch of an all-new supplemental service shop this spring, Capilano Audi further separates itself from other automotive dealerships. Designed to minimize wait times and expand available services, it was ultimately a commitment to superior customer service that inspired the state-of-the-art facility. The new service shop will better accommodate latest models, including this year’s newly redesigned Audi Q7, Audi A4 and Audi’s first electric hybrid vehicle.

Making its Canadian debut in the A3 Sportback is Audi’s revolutionary “e-tron” electric plug-in system and it’s no surprise that environmentally conscious British Columbians are responding with enthusiasm. With equal emphasis on efficiency, driving dynamics and foot print reduction—unlike any other vehicle in its class—the A3 Sportback e-tron™ is perfectly suited to a Lower Mainland driver. “Many city center dwellers will never have to pay for a drop of gas again,” says Lau, explaining that the e-tron™ technology offers up to 50 km of battery-operated driving, with a small displacement gasoline engine providing additional mileage as needed.

Just one test drive in Audi’s first e-tron car will dispel any misconceptions about electric vehicles. With a long established reputation as the industry benchmark for interior cabin design Audi’s A3 Sportback e-tron combines class-leading refinement and cutting-edge technology making the shift to an electric car a natural choice. “For instance, you can remotely monitor the battery level or average fuel consumption using a smartphone app,” says Lau. Going forward Audi plans to extend the e-tron technology to all vehicle models.  “It has increasingly become a point of value in the Audi ownership experience,” shares Lau. “It’s very exciting.”

 

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