Audi Canada Shares Spotlight at the Interior Design Show 2008



    TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Canada's Car of the Year, the 2008 Audi R8
mid-engined sports car, will be in the spotlight along with the award-winning
2008 Audi S5 at the Interior Design Show 2008 which opens this weekend.
    Highlighting design trends, ideas and new products, the Interior Design
Show (IDS08) takes place February 21 - 24, 2008 at the Direct Energy Centre at
Toronto's Exhibition Place. International keynote speakers, world-renowned
architecture firms creating conversation-starting, artful designs and cool
cars are all integral components of this highly respected annual exposition.
    Celebrating ten years of success, IDS08 will weave this milestone into
multiple elements of this year's show. Ten innovative Canadian designers
presented by Audi Canada and Azure Magazine will create 8ft. x 8ft.
installations down the centre aisle of the show representing all angles of the
design spectrum: automotive, furniture, interior, landscape and more.
    Participating in this internationally-recognized design exhibition for
the third consecutive year, Audi Canada will display the winner of the 2008
Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) "Canadian Car of the Year"
and "Best New Design" award, the exciting Audi R8 sports car. In addition,
Audi will be presenting the stylish, all-new 2008 S5 coupe.
    Last year, the all-new Audi TT Roadster made its Canadian premiere at the
gala opening of the Interior Design Show. This was the first time that a car
had been introduced at the show and the first time that Audi had premiered a
new model in Canada outside of an auto show.
    "We are delighted to once again be participating in the Interior Design
Show and consider it a natural venue to exhibit the inherently sporty,
progressive and sophisticated characteristics found in all new Audi products,"
said Diego Ramos, Executive Vice President of Audi Canada. "Like any work of
art, today's Audi products reflect iconic styling making the Interior Design
Show an excellent fit for Audi."
    IDS08 offers a unique opportunity for members of the public to discover
irresistible design products, find out what's in store for the year ahead and
meet the who's who of the design world - all in one place.

    Audi Canada

    Audi's history in Canada dates to 1971, when the brand was first
introduced to the Canadian market. Today, a network of over 37 Audi retailers
nationwide sell and service a range of premium vehicles that include the Audi
A3 sportback; the sporty A4 sedan, Avant and Cabriolet models; the high
performance S4 sedan, Avant and Cabriolet models; the pulse-quickening RS 4
sports sedan; the design-leading A6 sedan and Avant; the Audi Q7 performance
SUV; the all-aluminum Audi A8; the V10-powered S6 and sovereign S8 performance
sedans; the all-new 2008 TT Coupe and Roadster models and the incredible new
R8 mid-engined sports car.
    Audi Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario and markets a line of
luxury cars built in plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, Germany, Bratislava,
Slovakia and Gyvr, Hungary. The parent company, AUDI AG, is headquartered in
Ingolstadt, Germany.

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For further information:

For further information: Cort Nielsen, cort.nielsen@audi.com, (905)
428-5820

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