The fourth-best month in Audi of America history also propelled the brand to a new annual mark with a month to go the year. Audi year-to-date sales at the end of November stood at 124,469 vehicles, easily eclipsing the annual sales record of 117,561 set just last year. Audi 2012 YTD sales ran 18.6% ahead of last year’s pace through November 30.
“We’re looking forward to finishing the year strong,” said Mark Del Rosso, Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “Audi is in on the right track. We are pleased to see consumers recognize this and continue to reward the brand for its superior performance, progressive technology and excellent craftsmanship.”
Audi premium category vehicles (the Audi A8, Audi A7, Audi A6, and Audi Q7) continue to capture the attention of discerning customers by delivering sales that equaled 32.7% of the total November sales mix, up from the 19% premium vehicle sales mix seen in 2009. Overall sales of the top-end Audi models jumped 28% in November and have increased 42% through the first 11 months of the year. Demand for the full-size Audi Q7 luxury SUV, generated a 91.9% sales increase for the month and a 17.8% increase year to date.
Consumer interest in the Audi Q5 generated a 14% increase with 2,724 sales. This marked the second best month of Q5 sales in Audi history. The newly updated Audi A4, the best-selling model for the brand, contributed a 33.7% increase in November sales, with the new Audi allroad registering 437 sales compared to 228 a year earlier for the Audi A4 Avant that it replaced in the lineup. Audi A4 sedan sales rose 27.7% for the month. Sales of the updated and performance-oriented Audi A5 increased 39.3% for the month, with the A5 coupe rising 53.9%. Year-to-date sales of the A5 increased 11.2% year-to-date.