Latest Audi News

Staying abreast of all the latest automotive industry news is never easy, with the sheer abundance of stories and rate of development meaning you are almost certain to miss stories here and there. At Lake District Audi, however, we aim to stay on top of all the key developments pertaining to Audi and our own activities.

With our latest news page, we’ll keep you updated with all the information released by the manufacturer. Whether that’s stories relating to model launches, roadshows, special offers, and concept vehicles, we’ll do our best to keep you informed and up to date. In addition, we’ll also provide information on our work in the local community as well as promote any Lake District Audi exclusive offers and events.

Continue to check this page on a regular basis to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the key stories relating to Audi and our dealership.

16th December

We were delighted to welcome Father Christmas and his Elves to Lake District Audi this weekend. Their home for the weekend was the highly technical 'Wonder-Lab' toy testing zone where many local children put some fantastic pieces through their paces.

Once checked in, the children and their families spent some time with Santa before being presented with their very own pre-Christmas toys to take away.

Our team was delighted to spend the weekend bringing so many smiles and giggles to the Centre and we thank everyone for joining us.

17th September

In April of this year, our supported dressage rider Melanie Turner offered a training bursary to a junior member of The Lakes Riding Club, a club we’ve had long association with.

Melanie was a proud member of the club and enjoyed huge success competing on the teams for them, then went on to be a Committee Member before leaving the area to work away. With the club helping to start her competition career, Melanie felt it was important to give something back to the members. The chosen member was Catherine Bloom, who received the training bursary consisting of 12 lessons from Melanie along with the opportunity to regularly visit Melanie’s yard and watch her team of dressage horses training.

Steve Ellwood (Sales Manager) went along before one of Catherine’s lessons to present her with a rug that that we’re delighted to have sponsored.

Huge thank you to Melanie, and best of luck to Catherine throughout her continued training!


30th August

The first floor of our Lindale Inn Redevelopment is almost up!

With the project on schedule to open in early 2020, our excitement is really starting to build and we cannot wait to showcase what will be on offer.

For more details on our plans for Lindale Inn, please click the link below.

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21st August

The all new Audi RS6 Avant, arriving 2020.

Keep an eye on our website for more information, as it becomes available.


7th August

Melanie Turner, Freelance Dressage instructor, previously Yard Manager for International trainers and riders, Ian and Tracy Woodhead, is now running my own training and teaching business in Lindale, Cumbria. A former World Class Pathway Squad member for British Dressage, Melanie has an exiting team of younger horses to train and compete with the long term aim of riding internationally at Grand Prix.

This horse is Frasier FST, an 8yr old British Bred Hanoverian gelding. He was bred by FST sport horses in Wales and bought when he was 12 weeks old. He was graded as an elite foal and then was crowned U.K. National Champion foal for his breed society in 2011. He has had limited mileage competing but when campaigned for a National Championship he successfully qualified for Winter National Dressage Championships in 2017. He is now working happily towards Prix St George at home.

Melanie and Frasier headed to Nantwich on Saturday 3rd August to compete at Advanced Medium, and in Frasier's first Advanced test which, incorporates all the Prix St George work with less intensity. They had a successful day with a win in both classes, showing plenty of promise for the future.

22nd July

Our Lindale Inn redevelopment is now taking shape and the finish line is not far away! The next few weeks are sure to be exciting as the build nears completion.

Find out more about our plans by clicking the link below.

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17th July

Congratulations to PGA Professional, Nick Lowe (right), collecting his new Audi Q2 from Stephen Ellwood (Lake District Audi Sales Manager, left).

We’ve loved every minute of our sponsorship of Grange-over-Sands Golf Club so far, and look forward to our continued partnership. Enjoy your new car, Nick!

1st July

It was quite a week for the children of some of our team last week. Having worked their socks off for their GCSE's recently, we thought these fantastic young people should travel to their respective School Leavers Proms' in style.

We wish Max, Emma, Isabelle, Harrison, Taylor and Will every success in the future - you're all the Hadwins Class of 2019.

28th June

We’re all set for the third round of the Hadwins Motor Group Mares Hurdle Series at Cartmel Racecourse this weekend!

Are you heading to the races? Be sure to pop by our stand for a chat and a browse of our cars on show.

For more information on our partnership with Cartmel Racecourse click the link below.

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21st June

Our Lindale Inn Redevelopment is really starting to take shape! With bricks now being laid, we cannot wait to see the build coming together over the coming days.

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12th June

Significant progress has been made on our Lindale Inn Redevelopment! With the land now flat, foundations dug out and filled in with concrete, the excitement is beginning to build with completion in site.

To find out more about our plans, please click below.

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7th June

We welcomed VIP guests from Lindale CE Primary School today. It was a pleasure to welcome them to our Audi Sport Centre and set them some super creative tasks. And they certainly rose to the challenge!

Our Head of Business Paul had a real task in picking our challenge winners. Well done everyone, keep up the great work and we hope to see you all back at Lake District Audi in the future.

23rd May

Progress is being made on our Lindale Inn Redevelopment! The rubble is now being cleared to make way for the building process to begin. Watch this space as we’ll keep you up to date over the coming weeks. For full details about our redevelopment, please click the link below.

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19th May

Now in its 8th consecutive year Cumbria International Motor Show is one of South Lakeland’s premier Car events. We were delighted to attend once again with the ESPCC team.

It is a presentation of the very finest automotive and luxury brands as well as some of the most rare, valuable, super and finest cars, all of which will be displayed on the Westmorland Show Ground.

It's going to be another regular event in our season!

19th May

Brathay Running makes up a part of the Brathay Challenges brand delivering sporting events raising money for the charity Brathay Trust. For the past four years, we've been delighted to support the 10/10 and the Windermere Marathon by proving the Pace Car.

This year saw our stunning Audi Q5 take the lead ahead of many incredible runners. Our congratulations to all who participated. A fantastic achievement.

17th May

We welcomed over 70 golfers to Grange-over-Sands Golf Club today. We're delighted to be sponsoring the Club in their Centenary year and they were the perfect hosts to our first Hadwins Invitational Golf Day.

Playing in four ball's under Stableford Rules, our prize winners were:

  • 1st Gillian Wells with 38 points
  • 2nd Andrew Troughton with 36 points
  • 3rd Nick Matthews with 36 points (after card playoff)
  • Nearest the Pin on the 8th Gents: Phil Rhodes
  • Nearest the Pin on the 8th Ladies: Christine Blake
  • Longest Drive on the 18th Gents: Dale Kin-Cleaves
  • Longest Drive on the 18th Ladies: Shelley Savesi
  • PAR 3'd Only Stableford Competition: Tony Clare with 12 points and card count back
  • Royal Troon Simulator Challenge: Oliver Wilson 5' from the pin

We also witnessed Stephen Wilson achieve his first ever hole-in-one on the 2nd which was a very special moment. Many congratulations to him.

Our Head of Business Paul Crewdson was delighted to make the awards and we admire all those who put themselves through the pain of playing Golf! We hope to welcome more guests to our Invitational in 2020.

​15th May

We've seen some real progress this week on our Lindale Inn Redevelopment. The disused building is now down to the ground ready for our building plans to begin.


​10th May

We are delighted to support Furness General Hospital's children's ward with their very own mini Audi. Head of Business, Paul Crewdson, is seen handing the Audi TTRS Roadster over to Heidi Bowron, Charity and Membership Coordinator, and members of the Children's Ward Team.

Where possible, the children drive themselves to theatre. Feedback from the Nursing Staff is that the children love driving their first Audi, and it is really helping them during their stay in hospital.


​4th May

Work has officially started on our redevelopment of the former Lindale Inn!

Set to become a vehicle handover centre with a car forecourt, additional parking as well as an outdoor seating area, we’re delighted to be bringing the disused building back to life.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated over the coming weeks as the redevelopment progresses.

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24th April

'The Audi A7 has been named World Luxury Car for 2019 at a ceremony at the New York International Auto Show.

It's the second consecutive World Luxury Car win for the brand - the A8 was last year's winner. And it marks the tenth time Audi has won a World Car prize in the competition's 15-year history.

This year's winner was chosen from an initial entry list of five prestigious cars from all over the world – a shortlist of three finalists was announced in Geneva in March.

Vehicles were selected and voted on by an international jury panel of 86 prominent automotive journalists from 24 countries.


11th April

Our Management Team are delighted to join Philip Chadwick as he collects one of the very first Audi e-tron Edition 1 models in the UK.

From 80’s quattro’s to iconic TT and amazing R8, the e-tron joins an illustrious group, and represents an exciting milestone in the history of Lake District Audi.

A huge thank you to Philip for choosing Lake District Audi, we look forward to sharing his ‘electric’ experience over the coming weeks.


23rd March

Grange Over Sands Golf Club is celebrating its Centenary Year in 2019 and Hadwins Motor Group are delighted to be supporting the Club. With Hadwins Volkswagen & Lake District Audi flags around the course, an exciting event coming soon (more details to follow), plus fantastic all year round benefits to our customers, we’re excited to be working with the team at Grange GC.

Today’s Captain’s Drive In saw the opening of the season and Club Captain David Bushell tee’d off in style in period dress with a historical Club and ball. Fantastic!

Stephen is pictured with David and Grange’s Lady Captain Pauline Smith. Pauline will be hosting her Captains Drive In on Thursday 4th April.

Here’s to a fantastic anniversary year Grange GC!


15th March

Congratulations to Hadwins Volkswagen, this year’s Bateman Cup winners!

Last Friday saw the return of the annual 11 a-side football match between ourselves and Hadwins Volkswagen, and it didn’t quite go our way. The Hadwins Volkswagen team ran away with it in a 10-4 victory, making it 5 out of 5 since the cup started in 2012.

We’ll certainly be back for more next year, and will be determined to take the trophy back to our showroom!

7th March

In an uncertain world, some things are constant - Q Power Award winners for 5 years in a row!

Lake District Audi has been awarded Q Power awards for Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty as well as Overall Performance. A truly special achievement!

We’d like to thank all of our Sales and Aftersales customers who completed surveys throughout the year, giving us your feedback on how to improve our service. We’ll be working hard to make it six!


1st March

A blast from the past on New Reg Day!

Among all the new cars on site today here’s a 1991 Audi 80 that’s been owned by the same Lake District Audi customer from new. Visiting today for an annual MOT and brake fluid change.

A true piece of Audi history and still going strong!