|April 3, 2006
Audi of America Reports Increase in March 2006 Sales
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Audi of America, Inc. sold 6,994 vehicles for the month of March, an increase of 7.6 percent above March 2005 when sales were 6,502. For the first quarter, Audi reported a 6.2 percent gain with 17,884 total sales compared to 16,835 in 2005.
“Our 2006 plan is focused solely on profitable growth,” said Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president in charge of Audi of America, Inc. “We will not grow our sales just for the sake of volume, rather we will grow strategically.”
Strong A4 sales led the sales momentum for the month representing a 12.5 percent increase with a total of 3,161 for the month.
For the quarter, positive sales of the A6 sedan and Avant and A8 models have spurred the increase for 2006, up 7.9 percent and 10.6 percent respectively. With the upcoming launches of the Audi Q7 performance SUV, the next generation A4 and S4 Cabriolets, and the S6 and S8 performance sedans, Audi is looking at a record-breaking sales year for 2006.