|September 7, 2006
Audi U.S. Sales Up 3 Percent
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., - Audi of America, Inc. today reported August 2006 sales of 7,115 units, an increase of three percent compared to year ago sales. Through the first eight months of 2006, Audi dealers have sold 54,575 vehicles, an increase of 5.4 percent over the same period a year ago, and an annual record pace for the brand.
The all-new Audi Q7 performance SUV was the sales highlight during August. Audi dealers sold 777 SUVs last month, and since introduction earlier this year dealers have sold nearly 2,700 units.
"It's clear that the Audi Q7 is attracting new customers to the brand," said Thomas Del Franco, Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America, Inc. "Dealers are reporting increased traffic to the showrooms and increased web activity, and they have orders in hand for Audi Q7s that have yet to hit the dealership."
Audi saw a significant sales increase in key metro markets this month, including Miami, Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth. For the year, Audi has reported improved sales in other key markets, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston.
Audi's history in America dates to 1969, when the brand was first introduced to the U.S. market. Today, a network of 267 Audi dealers currently offers a line of premium vehicles that include the Audi A3 premium compact; the sporty A4 sedan, Avant and Cabriolet models; the high performance S4 sedan, Avant and Cabriolet models; the high-revving RS 4 sports sedan; the design-leading A6 sedan and Avant; the all-new Audi Q7 performance SUV; the all-aluminum Audi A8; and the award-winning TT Coupe and Roadster.