|January 3, 2008
Audi Sets U.S. Sales Record
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Audi of America, Inc. set a sales record in the U.S. during 2007, according to the company. Audi dealers sold 93,506 new vehicles during 2007, up 3.8% over 2006, which will aid Audi globally as the company has its sights set on a record year.
During 2007 Audi made significant gains in key markets, including New York (+14.9 %), Miami (+6.6 %), and Los Angeles (+12.9 %).
Audiís growth, both in the United States and globally, has been fueled by a strong and growing portfolio. Audi introduced the all-new TT coupe and roadster vehicles during the spring, and then followed during the fall with the all-new Audi S5 sports coupe. And Audi was one of the most talked about brands throughout 2007 as the industry and customers awaited the September market introduction of the Audi R8, the all-new, high-performance sports car. Audi dealers continued to report strong sales in 2007 of the Audi Q7 sport utility vehicle, the A4 cabriolet and RS 4 high-performance sedan.
Audi dealers also recorded record Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) sales for December and the year. CPO sales hit a record all-time high during December with 2,889 units. Total year CPO sales were 27,058, up 10.1%.
Dealer investment in the brand continued on a strong pace during 2007. Audi added 10 exclusive dealerships during 2007, raising the total to 110 throughout the U.S. Exclusive dealerships offer customers a dedicated Audi sales experience.
Parent company AUDI AG in Germany recently announced plans to invest nearly $15.9 billion (EUR 10.6 billion) between 2008 and 2012, of which $11.9 billion (EUR 7.9 billion) will be earmarked for product development. Annual investments in product development will remain steady at around $3 billion (EUR 2 billion) per year, which will aid in achieving the brandís stated goal of being the most successful premium brand by the year 2015.
ABOUT AUDI OF AMERICA
Audi of America, Inc. offers a line of luxury vehicles that include the Audi A3 sport compact; the sporty A4 sedan, Avant and Cabriolet models; the high performance S4 sedan, Avant and Cabriolet models; the high-revving RS 4 sport sedan and Cabriolet; the all new S5 Coupe with 354 hp; the design-leading A6 sedan and Avant; the V-10 powered high performance S6 sedan; the Audi Q7 performance SUV; the new all-aluminum Audi A8 and A8L; the new S8 with V10 power; the all-new 2008 TT Coupe and Roadster models; and the all-new, all-aluminum R8, one of the most exclusive mid-engine sports cars in the world. For more information, please visit www.audiusa.com.