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Audi of America appoints Jeri Ward as Vice President and Chief Communications Officer


  • Michigan native has been with Audi of America since 2007
  • Audi climbed to top three from 13th place in customer experience with Ward directing efforts in her most recent role
  • First ever female Vice President for Audi of America

Audi of America today appointed Jeri Ward Vice President and Chief Communications Officer to lead U.S. public relations efforts for the brand as its record-setting growth story continues to unfold.

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The new form of automotive freedom: the Audi prologue allroad show car

Audi prologue allroad

  • Third member of the Audi prologue family for all types of roads
  • Innovative display and operating concept for digital interaction
  • Powerful and efficient with plug-in hybrid technology from Audi

High-end technology and unrestricted everyday practicality, plus alluring elegance: The Audi prologue allroad is making its world premiere at Auto Shanghai. In any terrain, in any situation: the five-door model with the raised body provides a new emphasis in the Audi prologue show car family. Its operating concept enables digital interaction between driver and passengers; the plug-in hybrid drive impresses with 540 kW (734 hp), yet low consumption.

AUDI AG: sales growth in all regions in February


  • Around 122,550 deliveries worldwide in the month – up 4.2 percent
  • Sales chief Luca de Meo: “New A6 generation with strong performance in the full-size class”
  • 50th consecutive record-breaking month for Audi in the United States

AUDI AG continues to grow: despite the model changeover for the A1* and Q3* in Europe and a shortened sales month in China, the company exceeded prior-year sales in February. Around 122,550 customers opted for the four rings last month, up 4.2 percent. Strong growth was achieved with the now globally available A3 family* (+47.4%) and the latest generation of the A6* (+10.8%). Since the start of the year, worldwide deliveries across all models are up 7.4 percent to around 260,250.

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Audi honors 91 dealers with 2014 Magna Society Awards


  • Each winning dealer ranks among the most outstanding Audi retailers in the U.S.
  • Audi customer service and business objectives must be met in order to earn Magna Society status
  • Twelve dealerships were distinguished as 2014 Audi Elite Magna Society winners

Audi honored 91 top-performing dealerships in the U.S. with the Magna Society Awards, a distinction for dealers who achieved excellent performance in 2014.

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2016 Audi A6 earns IIHS highest rating of Top Safety Pick+


  • A6 receives highest possible rating in Small Overlap crash test; and achieves Top Safety Pick+ rating when equipped with available Driver Assistance package
  • Reflects the Audi brand’s commitment to safety
  • 2016 A6 model line start of sales is this month

Newly refreshed for the 2016 model year, the Audi A6 has earned the rating of Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with the available Driver Assistance package and produced after January 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest 2015 rating available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2016 A6 recently underwent the IIHS Small Overlap Front Crash test and received the highest possible rating of “good”.

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler at Annual Press Conference: “We delivered more in 2014 than promised”


  • Audi Group 2014: revenue of over €50 billion, operating profit above €5 billion, operating return on sales of 9.6 percent
  • High level of financial strength demonstrated by net cash flow of €3 billion and profit before tax of approximately €6 billion
  • Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “After a very positive start to this year, we aim to achieve a new record for unit sales in 2015”

With a new record for deliveries of more than 1.74 million automobiles, Audi for the first time increased its revenue to more than €53 billion in 2014. Operating profit amounted to €5.15 billion and the operating return on sales of 9.6 percent was at the upper end of the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent. After taking increased financial income into consideration, profit before tax increased to approximately €6 billion. The return on sales before tax was 11.1 percent. By 2020, Audi plans to expand its product range to 60 models. The brand with the Four Rings will therefore invest more than €24 billion in new products and technologies by 2019, and is continually expanding its global production network. Worldwide, the Audi Group plans to recruit more than 6,000 new employees in 2015 to strengthen its workforce with experts as it moves along its strategic growth path. The company intends to deliver more premium cars than in the previous year once again in 2015.

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2015 A3 and Q3 named to 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000


  • 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000 evaluated on exceptional performance and standard equipment offering
  • List established to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions
  • A3 and Q3 boast a variety of standard amenities and features found in larger flagship Audi vehicles

The Audi A3 and Q3 have been named to the 2015 list. Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Luxury Cars under $35,000 list recognizes vehicles with exceptional standard equipment, fuel economy and performance.

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Limited-edition Audi R8 competition to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show


  • Audi R8 competition is the most powerful Audi production vehicle to-date going 0-60 MPH in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 199 MPH
  • Design and performance elements draw inspiration from R8 LMS racecar
  • Limited production of 60 units to be made available in the U.S. 

Audi of America announces the debut of the powerful 2015 R8 competition at the upcoming 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The R8 competition redefines the iconic R8 as the pinnacle of Audi performance with 570 hp and racing-inspired, lightweight matte carbon elements.

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The GR8 Audi Tee Design Contest


The Audi R8 competition is the fastest, most powerful road-going R8 ever. In order to celebrate the R8 and the limited-edition R8 competition, blipshift is hosting a t-shirt design competition. The winning design will be announced on November 19th – the same day as the LA auto show reveal of the Audi R8 competition.

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Audi USA: All-New 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI Sedan, S3 Sedan Pricing Announced


Following the successful A3 Sedan launch, Audi of America is preparing for the next cadence of A3 family members to join the market. Today, AoA is excited to announce pricing for the all-new MY15 Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI Sedan, and S3 Sedan models. These new models offer consumers in the premium compact vehicle segment an additional body style and unique engines, further distinguishing Audi from the rest of the entry-level luxury segment.

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