Audi of America reports May sales increase driven by consumer demand for SUVs, A4 and A5

HERNDON,VA – June 1, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

  • Q7 SUV sales rose 14 percent for second-best month
  • SUV sales increased 6 percent for the month, 16 percent YTD
  • Demand for A4 sedan increased 9 percent; A5 sales up 150 percent

Audi of America reported a May sales increase of 2.5 percent to 19,197 vehicles, as the SUVs and the A4, A5 models led the gains.

May 2017 marked the 77th consecutive month of record sales for Audi of America, as well as the fifth-best sales month in the brand’s U.S. history. The previous May record was set last year with 18,728 vehicles sold. Through the first five months of 2017, Audi sales have risen 6.5 percent to 83,555 vehicles.

Consumer demand for Audi SUVs boosted May sales, with total deliveries in the segment increasing 6 percent over last May and 16 percent year-to-date. The Q7 led the gains with 3,048 vehicles sold, an increase of 14 percent and the second-best month on record for the model. Sales of the Q5 rose 4 percent over last year to 4,909 vehicles, and the Q3 posted 1,733 sales for the month, an increase of 1 percent.

The A4 sedan posted sales of 3,011 vehicles, a 9 percent increase for the month and an 18 percent gain year-to-date. A4 allroad sales jumped 200 percent to 318 vehicles. The A5 models recorded 2,047 deliveries in May, an increase of 150 percent from last year and 24 percent year-to-date.

“As the summer selling season begins, we are confident that the Audi product portfolio will support our sales momentum,” said Mark Del Rosso, chief operating officer, Audi of America. “That, coupled with the high caliber of our dealer network, continues to attract new fans to the brand and gives us optimism about our performance in a tightening market.”

AUDI US SNAPSHOT –MTD– –YTD–
Model Line May ’17 Actual May ’16 Actual Yr/Yr % change May ’17 YTD  Actual May ’16 YTD Actual Yr/Yr % change
A3 1,822 2,679 -32.0% 8,513 11,824 -28.0%
A3 e-tron 294 361 -18.6% 1,796 1,589 13.0%
A4 3,011 2,756 9.3% 14,247 12,117 17.6%
A5 2,047 818 150.2% 4,365 3,532 23.6%
A6 1,358 1,661 -18.2% 6,544 6,638 -1.4%
A7 181 560 -67.7% 2,066 2,569 -19.6%
A8 216 323 -33.1% 1,300 1,638 -20.6%
allroad 318 106 200.0% 1,132 703 61.0%
Q3 1,733 1,719 0.8% 7,345 6,749 8.8%
Q5 4,909 4,736 3.7% 21,249 17,567 21.0%
Q7 3,048 2,663 14.5% 13,618 12,128 12.3%
R8 105 67 56.7% 406 190 113.7%
TT 155 279 -44.4% 974 1,245 -21.8%
Total Audi Sales 19,197 18,728 2.5% 83,555 78,489 6.5%
Total CPO Sales 3,922 3,836 2.2% 18,946 19,222 -1.4%

NOTES:

– A3 includes A3 Sedan, S3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet, but does not include A3 Sportback e-tron.

– A4 includes A4 Sedan and S4 Sedan, but does not include A4 allroad.

– A5 includes A5 Coupe, S5 Coupe, RS 5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, S5 Cabriolet and RS 5 Cabriolet.

– A6 includes A6 Sedan and S6 Sedan.

– A7 includes A7 Sedan, S7 Sedan and RS 7 Sedan.

– A8 includes A8 Sedan, A8 L Sedan and S8 Sedan.

– Q5 includes Q5 and SQ5.

– R8 includes R8 Coupe and R8 Spyder.

– TT includes TT Coupe, TTS Coupe and TT Roadster.

ABOUT AUDI

Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. The Audi Group is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. In 2016, AUDI AG delivered about 1.871 million Audi automobiles and broke all-time company sales records for the seventh straight year in the U.S. Visit www.audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

Source: Audi of America, Inc. 

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