|October 3, 2006
Audi Sets a September Sales Record
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Audi of America, Inc., today reported 8,004 vehicle sales for the month of September, a 1.9 percent increase compared to the same period year ago. Audi sales are up 4.9 percent for the year.
Sales of the all-new Audi Q7 SUV were 1,333 in September, the highest monthly total since the launch of the vehicle. The A4 lineup had its best month this year, recording 4,497 sales.
“The all-new Audi Q7 SUV continues to attract new consumers to the brand,” said Johan de Nysschen, Audi of America, Inc., executive vice president. “We expect continued strong consumer interest with the introduction of the 280 horsepower V6 engine for the Q7.”
Audi sales during the third quarter totaled 22,124, one of the strongest quarters in the brand’s U.S. history. Traditionally strong in the U.S. northeast, Audi is making inroads in key metropolitan markets such as Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Dallas.
Audi recorded 2,039 Certified Pre-owned (CPO) sales during September. The Audi A8 and A4 models continued strong performance, up 20 percent and 10 percent, respectively.
Audi’s history in America dates to 1969, when the brand was first introduced to the U.S. market. Today, a network of over 260 Audi dealers currently offers a line of premium vehicles that include the Audi A3 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 SUV; the all-aluminum Audi A8; and the new V10-powered S6 and S8 performance sedans.