Auxio Automobiles - The Top of The World | FEATURED: 2009-2017 AUXIO AF

Auxio Automobiles

est. 1988

The Top of The World

What does it mean to be on the top of the world? What does it mean to be the best, the ultimate? Simply put, it means to make the best cars in the world. It means to be excellent at everything. It means to be poised, beautiful, prestigious, comfortable, attractive and luxurious, no compromises. Who are we? We are Auxio Automobiles, the top of the world.


In the 80s, Japan was having an economic boom, and Tanaka Heavy Industries wanted to broaden up its vehicle division to increase its market’s foot print around the world, especially in USA where the car market was the biggest there. So he hatched a plan to go into a new market that he never had before, the luxury vehicle segment. Factories for this new brand were constructed in 1985, and the new car started being designed, R&D and engineered in 1983.

Launched in 1988, the brand-new Auxio AQ was Auxio Automobile’s debut to the world. It allowed Tanaka Heavy Industries to tap into the luxury car market. The AQ cemented itself into the all-time greats. Its success lead introduced a 2nd generation model, along with the Tanaka Courser-based SV and the Crezta-based AL.

Another important vehicle for Auxio was the introduction of the UQ full-size luxury SUV in 1998. This nameplate proved very popular in the late 90s early 2000s luxury SUV boom and especially in the current modern age of SUV culture of the present days.

Since then, Auxio Automobiles have been a strong player in the premium/luxury car market, with a broad range of models ranging from the sporty affordable luxury sedan that is the AF all the way to the aspirational flagship SV gran tourer.

Current Models

AF | Compact executive sedan
AL | Executive sedan
AQ | Full-size luxury sedan

UL | Mid-size SUV/Crossover
UQ | Full-size luxury SUV

VQ | Luxury MPV (Asia and Middle-East only)

CF | Compact executive coupe
CQ | Full-size luxury coupe
SV | Gran Tourer


Legacy Models

SQ - Luxury roadster (1995-2007)
XQ - Hybrid Hypercar (2013-2015)


The Genesis - 1988-1994 Auxio AQ

The one that started our pursuit of excellence

The AQ was the debut of the Auxio brand, hence this nameplate is extremely important and historical for us. The AQ was meant to be Auxio’s flagship full-size luxury sedan, and this being Auxio’s first product meant that the bar was set extremely high. The car has been planned, designed and engineered since 1983. The first generation AQ was known in Japan as the Tanaka Celesta, but sold everywhere else as the Auxio AQ. The AQ was a foreshadow of what is to come for the future.

Great Power, Low Resposibility

The AQ has 2 engine option. The AQ300 is equipped with a 3 litre I6 producing 187HP and 195lb-ft of torque. The AQ500 is equipped with a 5 litre V8 producing 269HP and 315lb-ft of torque. All the power is transferred to a smooth, high-tech 4-speed computer-controlled automatic transmission to the rear wheels. For ultimate safety, ABS was standard across all trims. For the 1989 model year, traction control was introduced to further control the power and boost its safety. For the 1991 model year, more airbags and tensioning seatbelts were added to further boost its crash safety. Tires are also a very important factor in safety, which is why we use Tyrelli medium compound tires to have the best optimization of road performance, durability, comfort and all-weather performance.

Tailored to Your Needs

The AQ comes in 3 different variations, the AQ300, AQ300 Luxury and the top-of-the-line AQ500. Tap on the column below to see its standard features and its optional extras.

AQ300 (left)

The AQ300 was equipped with a sunroof, 16-inch steel rims with hubcaps, solid-disk brakes on all 4 corners, luxurious interior made of high-quality luxurious genuine leather with heated orthopedic seats, interior trimmings made of real wood, 3-zone climate control, premium cassette player with AM/FM radio and 4 high-quality Auxio speakers, and high-tech adaptive dampers. It was able to accelerate from 0-60mph in 10.1 seconds an has a top speed of 156mph. It averages 22.9mpg. Back in 1988, it costs $32600.

AQ300 Luxury (middle)

The AQ300 Luxury includes everything from the standard AQ300, but adds 16-inch alloys wheels, fog lights, memory function for the seats, luxury cassette player with AM/FM radio, 4 BOSE speakers with a subwoofer, and a 2-tone colour option. Back in 1988, it costs $35700.

AQ500 (right)

The AQ500 includes everything from the AQ300 Luxury, but adds a 4-zone climate control system, rear and rear-side window shades. It costs $41100 in 1988. It was able to accelerate from 0-60mph in only 7.62 seconds and achieved a top speed of 169mph. It averages about 20.2mpg. However, there was an option only for the AQ500, the Executive Package. This package adds air suspension, high-quality genuine leather interior hand-made and hand-stitched by master craftsmen, and the removal of the rear bench seats for the replacement of 2 orthopedic leather seats with a leg-rest area. this will cost you an additional $13400, which adds up the AQ500s price to a whopping $54500 in 1988.


From 1988 to 1995, Auxio managed to sell over 368000 AQs worldwide, which confirms Tanaka Heavy Industries that they should continue Auxio Automobiles. This huge sales number also meant that Auxio should release its 2nd generation, together with 2 new models, the AL and the SV. The AQ was also popular in the 90s thanks to East Coast rappers referencing this car, movies featuring the AQ, and a hosts of other advertisements.



The first AQ was a great car with which to launch Auxio as a brand - classy, understated styling, combined with a sense of luxury that few rivals could offer at its price point, made it a competitive offering back in the day, thereby lending plenty of truth to their slogan of “The Top of the World”. I would not be surprised if Youngtimer fans today found it to be a tempting second-hand buy, especially if it’s an AQ500 with the Executive package.

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And we collide, as I did make something similar. Nice job, it’s one of your best ones yet (especially the rear)

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Thanks! I appreciate it.

Also can’t wait to see a late-80s-early 90s sedan Sendo to rival this hehe.


This price and year range would be well within the Kaizen S Series (K609). However…I’ll bring this up to the others.


All we can say is stay tuned…


The teasers suggest that this next car of yours is a personal luxury coupe - and given that this one is an Auxio, my guess is that it’s based on the fourth-generation Tanaka Courser, but positioned even more upmarket in keeping with Auxio’s premium/luxury focus, and it will be priced and equipped accordingly.

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The Halo - 1996-2004 Auxio SV

The one to aspire to

The SV gran tourer or personal luxury coupe was introduced in the 1995 North American Auto Show for the 1995 model year. The SV was meant to be Auxio’s halo car. This the dream, rear-wheel-drive, big-engined, 2-door coupe that can be driven for miles without a problem in the world. This Auxio is also the first one to not have a Tanaka rebadge, although people considered the SV and the Tanaka Courser to be similar, that is true to some extent in the SV300 Vitesse, using the same engine. Chassis was also the same, but interior and exterior are way different. The SV was sold in North America, Europe, Middle-East and some parts of Asia (only for Hong-Kong and Japan). In Japan, these are sold through import dealers like the foreign automakers due to not having a Tanaka variant, not having an Auxio dealer, and does not abide with the 276HP gentleman’s agreement.

Its design are inspired by the traditional ideal coupe design, long front bonnet and a quote-unquote “short” cabin. The graphic features are consistently smooth, with an uncluttered clean front and rear fascias, but adding key lines such as the bottom-half body line running all over the car to add depth to its design.

Smooth yet powerful and effortless

The SV has 3 engine options. The SV300 uses a naturally-aspirated 3 litre Inline 6 producing 251HP and 204lb-ft of torque for a smooth power delivery. But if you feel the need for more power, you can step up to the SV300 Vitesse, equipped with a turbocharged 3 litre Inline 6 producing 336HP and 321lb-ft of torque. But if you want the ultimate SV, go for the SV500 or SV500 Luxury, both equipped with a naturally-aspirated 5 litre V8 producing 377HP and 346lb-ft of torque. All versions can be equipped with either a 5-speed advanced automatic transmission or the traditional 6-speed manual transmission.

Tailored to Your Needs

The SV comes in 4 different variations, the SV300, SV300 Vitesse and the top-of-the-line SV500. Tap on the column below to see its standard features and its optional extras.


The SV300 is the base-model of the SV lineup. Standard features includes a viscous limited slip rear differential, 16-inch 9-spoke alloy rims with medium compound tires, 4-wheel solid-disk brakes, an interior made of high-quality luxury genuine leather with orthopedic luxury leather heated seats with adjustable side bolsters, a premium 4-speaker system with premium AM/FM radio and premium CD player. Variable hydraulic power steering is standard. Of course in an Auxio, ABS and traction control is standard. Adaptive dampers are standard to suit any of your driving style.

[SV300 with manual transmission]
0-60mph in 6.91s
Top speed of 159mph
Starting from $42500 (in 1995)

[Optional extras]
Vitesse rear spoiler (+$450)

SV300 Vitesse

Vitesse means rapid, and the SV300 is definitely rapid. Like mentioned, the engine is a turbocharged version of the standard SV300’s engine. Other than that, it includes everything from the SV300 but adds 17-inch 2-tone 9-spoke alloy wheels (or an optional 5-spoke two-tone alloy wheels like on the SV500), sport compound tires to handle the large increase in power, vented disk brakes, additional underside cladding to improve aerodynamics, BOSE speakers with subwoofer with luxury AM/FM radio and CD player, semi-active sway bars, memory function for seats, an additional rear spoiler and fog lights.

[SV300 Vitesse with manual transmission]
0-60mph in 5.7s
Top speed of 183mph
Starting from $49000 (in 1995)

[Optional extras]
Optional SV500 two-tone 5-spoke alloy wheels (+$600)
Chrome mirror covers (+$250)


The SV500 for many people is the go-to version of the SV as it has the most powerful engine and its very high increase in top speed from the SV300 Vitesse. The SV500 includes everything from the SV300 Vitesse, but adds Auxio’s AAA system (to be explained later), 17-inch 2-tone 5-spoke wheels with wider sport compound tires, chrome mirror covers, and 4-piston front brakes instead of 3-piston of the SV300 Vitesse.

[SV500 with manual transmission]
0-60mph 5.47s
Top speed of 191mph
Starting from $57500 (in 1995)

[Optional extras]
Air suspension system (+$900)
Aluminium mirror covers (+$300)
Body-coloured mirror covers (+$150)
Black brake calipers (+$250)
Red brake calipers (+$250)

SV500 Luxury

The SV500 Luxury was available from 1997-2000. It includes everything from the SV500, but adds 17-inch 11-spoke chrome alloy wheels, an ESC system (only available on this trim), ultra-high quality hand-made and hand-stitched interior and seats with massaging function, and an air suspension system to further increase its safety. This is an extremely rare trim as it is a very extreme price increase from the normal SV500.

[SV500 Luxury]
0-60mph in 5.95s
Top speed of 174mph (electronically-limited)
Starting from $70900 (in 1997)

AAA - Auxio Active Aero

Have you wondered how our SV500 is able to achieve its 191mph top speed? Well this is the answer. Carefully designed and engineered by our best engineers, we are able to achieve both high downforce and low drag on the SV500. AAA consists of 2 items, an active retractable front splitter and an 3-stage active retractable rear wing. How it works is that AAA deploys at 70mph, exposing its front splitter to suck air and create vacuum to allow more downforce, and its rear wing at its second-stage (low-downforce stage). Then when the SV reaches 90mph, its rear wing goes into its third-stage (high downforce) to maximize downforce, especially useful for cornering. However this stage also creates a lot of drag, so at 155mph, the rear wing goes back to its second-stage to create a fine balance between downforce and drag. This allows the SV500 to have the stability and low-drag to achieve 191mph. When braking, the rear wing always goes to its third-stage to produce as much drag as possible, acting as an air brake. This only works if the vehicle brakes from speed of 70mph or more. Finally at standstill, all its AAA system has been retracted, its front splitter goes up to the bodywork and the rear wing goes down to its first-stage to flow with the body shape. However, there is a track mode that allows the AAA to be at its most aggressive stage at all times. This is only recommended for sporty or track driving as it impacts fuel economy by a lot. This AAA system is our testament and commitment of building the best cars in the world.


While sales are way smaller than the AQ and AL sedans, the SV is definitely successful in its own way, becoming Auxio’s halo car and many people’s dream car. Sales-wise, it also sold more successfully that its Tanaka Courser cousin due to its brand prestige and price justification. The SV soon appeared in pop culture, more prominently hip-hop, mentioned in lyrics and seen in music videos, and in the 2000s, games such as Midnight Club 3 and Need For Speed Most Wanted. The SV had become a status symbol for the wealthy in the 90s and 2000s.



Given that the original Auxio SV was not just a flashy cruiser, but also a legitimate performance car (especially with the turbo I6 or atmo V8), it would also have been a logical choice in racing simulators such as Gran Turismo or Pro Race Driver, among others. In fact, with a theoretical top speed of 191 mph, and that clever AAA, the SV500 would have been able to keep up with a lot of contemporary sports cars and supercars given enough room!

At any rate, I was right about the SV being based on the contemporary Tanaka Courser - to an extent, since it shared the latter’s platform and, in Vitesse spec, its turbocharged straight-six engine. But you were right to give it a bespoke interior and exterior design to differentiate it from its sibling, resulting in one of the best-looking cars you have ever made. My preferred spec would have been an SV500 (either standard or Luxury, in any color), but considering the increasing popularity of Youngtimers among classic car collectors, all trims are becoming increasingly sought-after today.

Stay tuned for a showcase of this car…


2009-2017 Auxio AF

The AF is Auxio’s compact executive sedan. The AF was marketed towards younger buyers and driving enthusiasts alike who wanted the luxury of an Auxio, but the athletics and sportiness of a sports car. So, the AF was designed to be Auxio’s sportiest sedan, and this 3rd generation AF was no exception. It still retains the classic front-engined rear-wheel-drive setup, but on a newer platform. Styling was done by Kiichiro Katayama, who was in charge for the late 2000s-early 2010s design. The front grille was also marked the transition from a smaller grille to a large single grille you see on modern Auxio’s today. This AF became the enthusiast’s choice for an Auxio.

Efficient, reliable, powerful

The Auxio AF came in different engine options for different trims. The AF200 and AF200 Luxury were equipped with a turbocharged 2 litre I4 engine producing 223HP and 203lb-ft of torque on the pre-facelift model, and 225HP and 205lb-ft of torque on the facelifted model. The AF300 and AF300 Luxury came with a naturally aspirated 3 litre I6 engine on the pre-facelift model producing 253HP and 213lb-ft of torque and was changed to a turbocharged 3 litre I6 for the facelifted model producing 324HP and 310lb-ft of torque. The AF300 X-Line has a tuned-up version of the facelifted AF300’s engine producing 347HP and 329lb-ft of torque. The pre-facelift X-Line was the AF350 X-Line featuring a naturally aspirated 3.5 litre I6 producing 335HP and 269lb-ft of torque. Finally, the ultimate AF, the AF450X, featuring a 4.5 litre naturally aspirated high-revving V8 producing 453HP and 345lb-ft of torque.

Pick your poison.

The Auxio AF comes in 7 different variations, from the humble entry-level AF200 all the way to the ultimate sports sedan, the AF450X.


The AF200 is the entry-level trim of the AF. It can be equipped with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed advanced automatic transmission. AWD is available but cannot be equipped with the manual transmission. Wheels are 17-inch 6-spoke alloy wheels with medium compound tires. Solid disk brakes are standard across all 4 wheels. The interior is made of premium leather with piano black trim. The AF200 also comes standard with a premium AM/FM radio with CD player and 4 premium speakers.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE PRE-FACELIFT AF200 WITH THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND WITHOUT THE AWD SYSTEM) 0-60mph: 7.62s, Top Speed: 155mph*, 43.1mpg, Starting price: $35100***]

On the facelift, changes from the pre-facelift includes standard LED front and rear lights, replacement of the CD player to a premium SatNav system, twin 5-spoke alloy wheel design, along with other changes.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE FACELIFTED AF200 WITH THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND WITHOUT THE AWD SYSTEM) 0-60mph: 7.62s, Top Speed: 155mph*, 46.6mpg, Starting price: $36700**]

Optional extra:
AWD system (also includes viscous LSDs): +$3300

AF200 Luxury

The AF200 Luxury is a step-up from the standard AF200. Changes includes 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, a sunroof, chrome mirrors, fog lights, chrome front side intake inserts, a premium SatNav system, woodgrain interior trim, and adaptive dampers. The 6-speed manual transmission is not offered on this trim and upwards.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE PRE-FACELIFT AF200 LUXURY WITHOUT THE AWD SYSTEM) 0-60mph: 7.86s, Top Speed: 155mph*, 42.3mpg, Starting price: $38200**]

On the facelift, changes from the pre-facelift includes the elimination of the chrome front side intake insert, the AuxioTouch infotainment system, twin 5-spoke alloy wheel design, along with other changes.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE FACELIFTED AF200 LUXURY WITHOUT THE AWD SYSTEM) 0-60mph: 8.23s, Top Speed: 155mph*, 43.8mpg, Starting price: $39800***]

Optional extras:
Black mirrors; +$200
AWD system (also includes viscous LSDs): +$3300


The AF300 is the mid-level trim of the AF. It includes everything from the AF200 Luxury but adds semi-active sway bars, a 7-speed advanced automatic transmission and aluminium trim in the interior. Unfortunately for all AF300s, AWD is unavailable.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE PRE-FACELIFT AF300) 0-60mph: 7.51s, Top Speed: 155mph*, 28.2mpg, Starting price: $42900**]

On the facelifted model, changes include the AuxioTouch infotainment system, along with other changes, and the addition of the optional AWD system.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE FACELIFTED AF300 WITHOUT THE AWD SYSTEM) 0-60mph: 6.66s, Top Speed: 155mph*, 36.2mpg, Starting price: $44100***]

Optional extras:
Black mirrors: +$200

AF300 Luxury

The AF300 Luxury is the luxurious version of the AF300 introduced in 2010. This is also the most luxurious and most comfortable model of the AF lineup. Changes from the normal AF300 includes an additional sunroof for the rear, electric power steering, additional safety features, and semi-active dampers.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE PRE-FACELIFT AF300 Luxury) 0-60mph: 7.51s, Top Speed: 155mph*, 30.0mpg, Starting price: $46200**]

On the facelifted model, changes includes a new wheel design, the AWD system as standard, along with other changes.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE FACELIFTED AF300 Luxury) 0-60mph: 6.43s, Top Speed: 155mph*, 35.0mpg, Starting price: $52100***]

Optional extras:
Air suspension system: +$1000

AF350/AF300 X-Line

The AF350 X-Line was Auxio’s first X-Line vehicle. This X-Line trim was meant to be a watered-down version of the fully-fledged X cars by Auxio’s X Division. But make no mistake, these cars are still true sport sedans. The X-Line trim comes standard with a viscous rear differential, new 18-inch twin 5-spoke alloy wheels with wider tires, vented disk brakes, a sportier-tuned suspension, aluminium interior trim and a new body kit. The AF350 X-Line was discontinued in 2012.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE AF350 X-Line) 0-60mph: 6.3s, Top Speed: 168mph*, 23.6mpg, Starting price: $46600**]

The AF300 X-Line picked off right where the AF350 X-Line ended. Introduced in 2013 as part of the facelift, changes from the pre-facelift X-Line includes a new body kit, another sunroof for the rear instead of the standard one sunroof, the replacement of the viscous LSD with the geared LSD, and a carbon rear lip spoiler instead of the body-coloured one. The AF300 X-Line also now comes with an AWD system as well. There are other changes as well.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE AF300 X-Line) 0-60mph: 6.07s, Top Speed: 168mph*, 34.3mpg, Starting price: $47000***]

AF350 X-Line Suzuka Edition

In 2012, Auxio introduced an even sportier version of the X-Line, the AF350 X-Line Suzuka Edition. A little history of Auxio and the Suzuka circuit. Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan is where Auxio developed and tests all its performance cars. Suzuka, Japan is also where the Auxio X-Division is located. Changes from the standard X-Line includes new 19-inch twin 7-spoke wheels with wider sport compound tires, a new front bumper with canard-like bumps to simulate the aerodynamics of canards and decrease lift, larger carbon rear spoiler, carbon exterior trim to replace the chrome ones, tinted headlights, red X-Line badge, red brake calipers, red side mirror caps, sportier and stiffer tuned suspension, removed the 168mph electronic speed limiter, removed the rear centre seat making it a 4-seater, lighter seats, carbon fibre interior trim, alcantara headliner, carbon interior trim, thicker roll-bars, and semi-active dampers. All this made the Suzuka Edition to be the Auxio’s ultimate naturally aspirated Inline 6 sports sedan. This was the swansong of the naturally aspirated Inline 6 Auxio sedan. The Suzuka Edition was sadly discontinued in 2013 as Auxio discontinued all naturally aspirated Inline 6 engines. Only 5000 of these were made for the entire world.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE AF350 X-LINE SUZUKA EDITION) 0-60mph: 5.95s, Top Speed: 182mph, 21.9mpg, Starting price: $51600 (in 2012)]


Introduced as a facelifted model only in 2013, the Auxio AF450X is the apex predator of the 3rd generation AF. Aiming straight for the German sport sedans, the AF450X threw out its I6 for a V8 engine. It also has a new body kit, a F1-style rear fog light, new concave twin 5-spoke 19-inch wheels with wider sport compound tires, geared LSDs, a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the removal of the rear centre seat, lighter seats, alcantara steering wheel and headliner, carbon interior trim, larger vented disk brakes with 4 pistons in the front and 2 in the back, more stiffer and sportier tuned suspension and semi-active dampers.

[(NOTE: THESE FIGURES ARE FOR THE AF450X) 0-60mph: 4.6s, Top Speed: 199mph, 21.6mpg, Starting price: $68000***]

Optional extras:

Carbon exterior package: +$5000


*Electronically limited top speed
**Price in 2009 money
***Price in 2013 money

Midlife facelift

In 2013, Auxio introduced a facelift to the AF, bringing new looks and new technology to the table. Let’s start with the design. The headlights are now standard with LEDs, with its first iteration of Auxio’s design language starting with the LED patterns. Then towards the lower fascia where the lower grille and the side intake are changed the be sportier and more modern.

Another drastic difference is the sides where the fenders and the doors have a body line added to it to improve its aesthetic. This is because we moved the chrome trim piece towards the lower part of the doors to improve its aesthetic. And from that chrome trim on the side, we transition to the rear of the facelifted AF where its chrome trim is moved to the faux rear diffuser to give it a cleaner and sleeker look to it. Then look at the taillights, where they are now LEDs as well. All this adds to the timeless design of the 3rd generation Auxio AF.

Mechanically, the facelift improved all the engines for more power and better efficiency. On all 6-cylinder models, a gear was added to its advanced automatic transmission, totaling to a 7-speed advanced automatic. Another change from the pre-facelift model is the replacement of the variable hydraulic power steering with the electric variable power steering. The facelift also removed the naturally aspirated Inline-6 engines and replaced it with the turbocharged unit. This also includes the X-Line, where its 3.5 litre naturally aspirated Inline 6 was replaced with a smaller but more powerful 3 litre turbocharged Inline 6, which results in a name change “AF300 X-Line”. This means that 2013 is where all the naturally aspirated Inline 6 engines are discontinued. On all models, additional airbags and more active safety features are added. This facelift also introduced the ultimate AF, the AF450X. This featured a naturally aspirated 4.5 litre V8 derived from the AQ full-sized luxury sedan and the AL executive sedan. Another change includes AWD on all 6-cylinder model while in the previous years, AWD was only available on the 4-cylinder models.

Interior changes from the pre-facelift model includes a premium SatNav system on the entry-level AF200 and a premium infotainment system on the rest of the lineup.


Production of the 3rd generation Auxio AF ended in 2018. The AF still remained Auxio’s best selling model. Even though the current market is saturated with SUVs and crossovers, the AF continued along with its next generation introduced in 2018 as well. The AF continued its pursuit as the ideal sports sedan, an affordable luxury car, and as a respected Auxio family member.


Quite understated for a sporty sedan, yet definitely good looking. Curiously, the base variant seems more impressive to me stat-wise than the 6-cylinder models. The X is very cool beast, looks superb in that green :slight_smile:

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I don’t often compliment cars, but I gotta say… That is one sexy beast…

The third-gen AF is a well-designed, impressively engineered machine, in any trim - especially after the facelift. My choice of the range would have been an AF450X with carbon trim - in a mostly turbo world, the roar of its normally aspirated V8 is bound to stand out.