| Wani Roslan |
TCY Motors Sdn Bhd, the sole dealer and importer for Audi cars in Brunei, launched its inaugural three-day Audi Urban Driving Experience at the Jerudong Park Playground’s ‘Pusing Lagi’ car park yesterday.
Invited participants and members of the local media were given the opportunity to test-out the Audi X3 A3 Sedan, A4 Avant, A5 Coupe, A6 Sedan, and A7Sb Quattro through three different ‘dynamic exercises’. The exercises aim to highlight each car’s distinct qualities as well as to educate participants on the proper means of handling Audi vehicles especially in difficult driving situations.
Prior to the driving experience, a safety briefing covering topics such as the correct driving posture and proper ways of handling the cars’ steering was delivered by Nicolaas Smit, an experienced Audi driving instructor from South Africa. He also explained on the new and sophisticated technology installed in the current line of Audi vehicles.
The first ‘dynamic exercise’ familiarises drivers with Audi’s 5-mode Drive Select feature, whereby participants experience the different driving styles associated with each setting.
In the second ‘dynamic exercise’, participants are able to test the Audi A4 Avant and A5 Coupe’s breaking power and Anti-lock Breaking System (ABS) features. During this exercise, participants accelerate to 60Km/h and then immediately engage the breaks in order to activate the car’s ABS. This exercise aims to educate participants on how to react during emergency situations.
The third ‘dynamic exercise’ involves driving the A6 Sedan and A7Sb Quattro through a slalom course in order to demonstrate the high level of control and stability afforded through Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
The event concluded with a certificates presentation ceremony by Nicolaas Smit to participants and the media.
TCY Motors Sdn Bhd plans to hold the Audi Urban Driving Experience annually in one form or the other to highlight the capabilities of Audi vehicles and as a treat for its loyal customers.