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I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

END OF YEAR - AUDI - The German giant finished the year at 4% up on the previous year.

  • December proved best-ever sales month in the United States, delivering 23,195 vehicles
  • All-time best U.S. sales month for A3 e-tron, Q5, Q7; SUV sales rose 34 percent
  • Results driven by key growth markets of south and west
Audi sales in the United States grew 4 percent in 2016 for a total of 210,213 vehicles, surpassing 2015 as the brand’s best annual performance. December 2016 sales increased 13.7 percent to 23,195 vehicles.


December 2016 marked the best-ever month of sales in Audi of America history and the 72nd consecutive month of record sales for the market. The previous December record was set in 2015 with 20,399 deliveries. The annual result marks the seventh straight year of record sales for Audi in the U.S.


Strong consumer demand for Audi SUV models finished the year on a high note, as the Q5 and Q7 each had their best sales month ever in December. The Q5 posted 6,396 sales, a 5.6 percent increase over December 2015. The Q7 posted 3,275 sales for the month, a 175 percent increase over last year. The Q3 posted 2,047 deliveries—its second-best performing month—a 36 percent increase over December 2015. SUV sales for the brand increased 34 percent over last December and 19 percent for the year.


The A3 Sportback e-tron also had its best sales month ever with 589 deliveries in December. For the year, A3 Sportback e-tron sales totaled 4,280.


The A4 continued to buck the market trend away from sedans, with sales of 4,009 vehicles, a 26 percent increase for the month. For the year, A4 sales rose 20 percent to 34,687.


“2016 was a strong year for Audi due to record levels of consumer consideration and a high-performing dealer network,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “We are confident that 2017 will see further growth for the brand with the launch of our largest product offensive in history, starting with the all-new Q5.”


Sales for the year outpaced the premium market, driven by strong performance in the Audi brand’s key growth regions of the south and west, where sales each grew more than 5 percent.


Audi dealers invested more than $1 billion in facility upgrades between 2008 and 2014. They have committed another $1 billion in investment between 2015 and 2020.
AUDI US SNAPSHOT
--MTD--
--YTD--
Model Line
Dec '16 Actual
Dec '15 Actual
Yr/Yr %
change
Dec '16 YTD  Actual
Dec '15 YTD Actual
Yr/Yr %
change
A3
2,904
3,252
-10.7%
31,538
35,984
-12.4%
A4
4,009
3,172
26.4%
34,687
29,013
19.6%
A5
591
1,000
-40.9%
8,354
12,934
-35.4%
A6
2,016
2,456
-17.9%
18,686
22,850
-18.2%
A7
811
841
-3.6%
6,558
7,721
-15.1%
A8
501
424
18.2%
4,149
4,990
-16.9%
allroad
311
254
22.4%
2,300
2,818
-18.4%
Q5
6,396
6,057
5.6%
49,550
52,006
-4.7%
Q7
3,275
1,189
175.4%
30,563
18,995
60.9%
Q3
2,047
1,501
36.4%
20,048
13,229
51.5%
R8
82
15
446.7%
736
495
48.7%
TT
252
238
5.9%
3,044
1,167
160.8%
Total Audi Sales
23,195
20,399
13.7%
210,213
202,202
4.0%
Total CPO Sales
4,413
4,286
3.0%
46,336
48,608
-4.7%
NOTES:
- A3 includes A3 Sedan, S3 Sedan, A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sportback.
- A4 includes A4 Sedan and S4 Sedan, but does not include Audi 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.