SOURCE: Audi of America

Audi of America

September 03, 2014 10:09 ET

Audi Achieves Best Month Ever in History of U.S. Sales

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2014) -

  • August stands as the 44th consecutive month of record U.S. sales
  • Sales for the most recent month rose 22.1% to 17,101 vehicles
  • Best month of sales for Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles

Audi achieved the best month ever in AoA sales history in August 2014. This month's record sales increased to 22.1% to 17,101 vehicles, a total that stands as the 44th consecutive month of record monthly U.S. sales for the brand. Audi U.S. sales year-to-date have increased 14.5% to 116,066 vehicles.

Audi has maintained steady momentum throughout 2014, with the best-ever August result. The previous August record was set in 2013 with sales of 14,005 vehicles. 

"Audi dealers nationwide are selling new models as quickly as they are delivered to showrooms -- resulting in the best month ever in AoA history," said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. "By accelerating 2015 model introductions we are able to keep pace with this momentum to carry it through the end of 2014 and beyond."

Audi August sales also improved throughout the lineup when compared to year-earlier results. The A3, A4, allroad, A5, and Q7 all posted sales gains. 

August results were bolstered by sales of Audi luxury SUVs, with the Audi Q7 crossover posting a 25.8% gain on 1,859 units sold for the month. Year-to-date sales for the Audi Q5 increased 6.1%, while YTD sales for the Audi Q7 increased 25.1%.

After its April U.S. sales debut, the 2015 Audi A3 models have maintained a strong and consistent sales pace. August 2014 brought 2,430 A3 sales to solidify the model's standing among the top three of the brand's best sellers.

August is the 13th consecutive month and all-time record sales for Audi Certified pre-owned. This month marked an increase of 29.6% and a total of 4,733 CPO vehicles sold; CPO sales year-to-date increased 17.6%.

Highlights:

  • The all-new 2015 Audi A3 models officially went on sale this spring, with 12,329 cars sold since launch.
  • Sales of Audi premium category vehicles (Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, and Audi Q7) increased 11% year-to-date, representing 31.7% of total Audi sales year-to-date and 26% of the Audi year-to-date sales gain.
  • Sales mix for Audi S performance variants finished the month at 13.9% for the S4 sedan; 27.6% for the S5/ RS 5; 5.3% for the S6; 22.9% for the S7 / RS 7; 15.8% for the S8; 45.3% for the TTS and TTS Roadster, and 6.5% for the SQ5 crossover.
  • Sales of the Audi Q5 YTD sales grew 6.1% compared to previous period.
  • Sales of the Audi Q7 increased 25.8% compared to August 2013; YTD sales grew 25.1% compared to previous period.
  • August sales mix for Audi TDI models: Audi A3 TDI at 0.9%; Audi A6 TDI at 11.3%; Audi A7 TDI at 12%; A8 TDI at 11.5%; Audi Q5 TDI at 13.5%, Audi Q7 TDI at 18.6%, with an overall mix of 11.2% on 1,224 total TDI sales for August.
  • Audi Certified pre-owned sales increased 29.6% to 4,733 vehicles in August; YTD CPO sales rose 17.6% to 30,676 vehicles sold.
  • Audi holds the longest running monthly record sales streak in the premium car market according to a competitive sales report from MotorIntelligence.com.

ABOUT AUDI
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered 1,575,500 vehicles to customers globally in 2013, and broke all-time company sales records for the 4th straight year in the U.S. Through 2018, AUDI AG will invest about $30 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

AUDI US SNAPSHOT   --MTD--   --YTD--
Model Line   Aug '14 Actual   Aug '13 Actual   Yr/Yr % change   Aug'14 YTD Actual   Aug '13 YTD Actual   Yr/Yr % change
A3   2,430   23   10465.2 %   12,329   849   1352.2 %
A4   3,233   2,804   15.3 %   23,349   23,635   -1.2 %
A5   1,813   1,757   3.2 %   11,961   12,977   -7.8 %
A6   1,927   2,110   -8.7 %   15,657   14,110   11.0 %
A7   682   719   -5.1 %   5,798   5,404   7.3 %
A8   436   539   -19.1 %   3,573   4,090   -12.6 %
allroad   585   456   28.3 %   2,961   3,665   -19.2 %
Q3   243   0   0.0 %   243   0   0.0 %
Q5   3,757   3,845   -2.3 %   26,874   25,331   6.1 %
Q7   1,859   1,478   25.8 %   11,740   9,386   25.1 %
R8   50   76   -34.2 %   525   547   -4.0 %
TT   86   198   -56.6 %   1,056   1,352   -21.9 %
Total Audi Sales   17,101   14,005   22.1 %   116,066   101,346   14.5 %
Total CPO Sales   4,733   3,651   29.6 %   30,676   26,088   17.6 %

NOTES:
- 2013 A4 includes A4 sedan and S4 sedan, but does not include Audi allroad.
- 2013 A5 includes Audi A5 coupe, S5 coupe, RS 5 coupe, A5 Cabriolet, S5 Cabriolet and RS 5 Cabriolet models.
- 2013 A6 includes Audi A6 sedan and S6 sedan.
- 2013 A7 includes A7 sedan, S7 and RS 7 sedan.
- 2013 A8 includes Audi A8 sedan, A8 L sedan and S8 sedan models.
- TT includes Audi TT, TTS, TT RS coupe; TT and TTS roadster models.
- R8 includes Audi R8 coupe and R8 Spyder models.