December 2, 2008
Source: Audi of America
- Sales down 25.4% compared to strong November last year
- Audi A5 and R8 sales more than double totals from November 2007
- Audi TT sales up 74.6% in November
Audi today announced sales for the month of November totaling 6,788 units, a decrease of 25.4% from November 2007. Audi continues to outpace the industry with year-to-date sales down only 5.8%.
The Audi A5 posted a 155.2% increase over last November with 569 units sold. Similarly, the Audi R8 had another strong month with over 150 units sold, an increase of 123.9% over November 2007. The Audi TT sales increased to 606 units sold this month growing by 74.6% compared to November 2007. For the year, the Audi TT outsold last year’s figures by more than 11%.
“Despite the great challenges facing the auto industry, Audi continues to outperform other automakers on the strength of several new products,” said Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president, Audi of America. “At Audi we will continue to be aggressive as we look forward to introducing new progressive vehicles in 2009, such as the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 TDI.”
With industry-wide sales results expected slump as much as 36% in November, de Nysschen said Audi expects to see continued market share gains.
Audi Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) sales declined 19.6% over November 2007 figures, with 2,357 units sold. But Audi CPO sales remained 22.5% higher through 11 months of 2008.
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