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Friday, 12 May 2017

USA SALES APRIL - AUDI - the German luxury brand is now running at 76 months of growth.

  • Q5 SUV sales increased 26 percent to 5,028 vehicles
  • Sales of Q7 rose 22 percent; Second-best month for flagship SUV
  • Consumer demand for A4 sedan increased 9 percent; A5 sales up 24 percent
Audi of America’s April sales increased 5 percent to 18,711 vehicles, a record. Demand was strong across the product lineup, with the Q5, Q7 SUVs and the A4 sedan leading the volume gains.
It was the best April sales result for Audi in the U.S., marking the brand’s 76th straight monthly record. The previous April record was set last year with 17,801 vehicles sold. Through the first four months of 2017, Audi sales have risen 8 percent to 64,358 vehicles.
April results were bolstered by strong demand across the brand’s SUV lineup, with total sales in the segment increasing 18 percent over last April and 19 percent year-to-date. 
The newly launched Q5 led the gains with 5,028 vehicles sold, an increase of 26 percent. Sales of the Q7 rose 22 percent over last year to 3,022 vehicles, the second-best month on record for the model. The Q3 posted 1,510 sales for the month.
Consumer demand for A4 and A5 models was also strong. The A4 sedan posted sales of 3,246 vehicles, a 9 percent increase for the month and a 20 percent gain year-to-date. A4 allroad sales jumped 61 percent to 236 vehicles. The A5 recorded 1,007 deliveries in April, an increase of 24 percent from last year.
“Customers are responding well to our new products,” said Mark Del Rosso, chief operating officer, Audi of America. “With the new Q5 in full force and the new A5, we have much cause to be optimistic that our product offensive will position us well for continued growth this year.” 

AUDI US SNAPSHOT
--MTD--
--YTD--
Model Line
Apr '17 Actual
Apr '16 Actual
Yr/Yr % change
Apr '17 YTD  Actual
Apr '16 YTD Actual
Yr/Yr % change
A3
1,803
2,548
-29.2%
6,691
9,145
-26.8%
A3 e-tron
301
321
-6.2%
1,502
1,228
22.3%
A4
3,246
2,983
8.8%
11,236
9,361
20.0%
A5
1,007
813
23.9%
2,318
2,714
-14.6%
A6
1,508
1,619
-6.9%
5,186
4,977
4.2%
A7
459
543
-15.5%
1,885
2,009
-6.2%
A8
291
330
-11.8%
1,084
1,315
-17.6%
allroad
236
147
60.5%
814
597
36.3%
Q3
1,510
1,635
-7.6%
5,612
5,030
11.6%
Q5
5,028
3,991
26.0%
16,340
12,831
27.3%
Q7
3,022
2,472
22.2%
10,570
9,465
11.7%
R8
102
96
6.3%
301
123
144.7%
TT
198
303
-34.7%
819
966
-15.2%
Total Audi Sales
18,711
17,801
5.1%
64,358
59,761
7.7%
Total CPO Sales
4,060
4,055
0.1%
15,024
15,386
-2.4%

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.