- May 2011 sales of 10,457 rose 13.6% above May 2010 sales
- Demand for the all-new 2012 Audi A7 was strong for the month
- Sales of Audi TDI clean diesel vehicles continue to far outpace initial predictions
Audi today sustained its 2011 momentum with a series of record setting achievements. March U.S. sales of Audi cars and SUVs not only marked the third-straight monthly record for 2011, but also the best-ever March in company history and the best first quarter of all-time. Additionally, the March 2011 results rank as the third-best monthly sales overall for the brand in its U.S. history. The strong March sales represented a month-to-month sales increase of more than 25% over February 2011, and a 14.3% improvement from March 2010. The 2011 best first quarter in company history comes on the heels of Audi posting its best annual U.S. sales for 2010.
Today the Audi plant in Ingolstadt produced the five-millionth Audi A4 – an Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro in Misano Red. This production milestone is the latest evidence of a success story that began in 1994 when the A4 model name was adopted. A great favorite with customers, the A4 accounts for a high proportion of production capacity at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm plants.
Audi once again sold more automobiles with all-wheel drive than any other premium manufacturer. The brand with the four rings produced 437,792 vehicles with quattro drive last year. In the year in which Audi celebrated “30 years of quattro,” around 38 percent of all cars produced worldwide were equipped with the all-wheel drive technology. With 74,262 new car registrations for all-wheel drive models, Audi also topped the competition in Germany.
Audi today sustained its 2011 momentum with record-setting February U.S. sales of 7,753 luxury vehicles, which surpassed the prior February record set in 2007 and bested 2010 by 1,537 vehicles. Closing in on a promising first quarter, February 2011 sales of Audi cars and SUVs not only marked the second-straight record setting month of the year, but also comes on the heels of Audi posting its best annual U.S. sales for 2010. For the first two months in 2011, Audi is ahead of the sales pace by 22.3% set over the same period last year.
German luxury car maker, Audi, on Monday said it plans to double its capacity by adding a second shift at its Aurangabad facility early next year to meet increased market demand.
“Our models have more demand in the domestic market. We have enough capacity at our plant. We plan to double the capacity by early 2012,” Audi (India) Head, Mr Michael Perschke, told PTI here.
The user WINman from Audi4Ever posted an incredible gallery from inside the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt.
“Based on the current order situation, we expect a strong first quarter in 2011”, said Peter Schwarzenbauer, AUDI AG Board Member for Marketing and Sales. “Development of the business in our European export markets is important to our annual forecast, which calls for 1.2 million cars to be sold. And I see strong signs here, with an increase of 18.6 percent in January alone”, Schwarzenbauer continued.
Audi has launched their latest campaign using Twitter to help spread the word of Progressive Luxury. Here are the details from the Audi website. Make sure to post your answer on twitter. We are interested in hearing your opinion on what #ProgressIs. Feel free to leave a comment as well.
At Audi, we believe progress is defined by innovation, authenticity and sustainability, as well as finding ways to give back to the world around us. But we’d like to hear what Progress means to you.
How to enter the Audi Progressive Luxury Trade-up
Tweet your answer using the hashtag #ProgressIs, and this URL: http://audi.us/ProgressIs. Audi will pick the 10 best Tweets and assign them an Old Luxury prize. But what was once old is new – those 10 finalists will have a chance to trade up to Progressive Luxury prizes, including the Grand Prize, an exclusive weekend in Sonoma, Calif., a drive in the R8 in the Audi sportscar experience, plus a $25,000 donation to charity.
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