Audi Sets All-Time U.S. October Sales Record With 14.5%

Audi Sets All-Time U.S. October Sales Record With 14.5% Increase,
Marking 22nd Consecutive Month of Record Sales 
Premium Category Vehicles (A8, A7, A6, and Q7) Represent Nearly 34.1%
of October Audi Customer Deliveries 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 --  Audi today reported
record-setting October sales of 11,708 new vehicles representing a
14.5% increase above the previous record set in October of last year.
October also stands as the 22th consecutive month of record U.S.
performance by the brand with the four rings.  
Sales of Audi premium category vehicles (the Audi A8, Audi A7, Audi
A6, and Audi Q7) equal 34.1% of total October sales further
demonstrating the brand's upward mobility in the luxury sector. This
was a 36% increase of premium vehicles sold. October sales momentum
benefitted strongly from robust demand for the progressive Audi A8
and the technologically advanced Audi A6. The A8 generated a 54.7%
sales increase for the month, powered by strong demand for the new S8
performance model. The A6 sales increased by 36.6% for the month and
posted a 96.8% year-to-date gain when compared to the January-October
period of 2011. 
Consumer interest in the efficient and sporty A3 contributed to a
59.7% increase in sales in October, while the redesigned Audi A4
contributed a 20.6% increase in sales. The Audi Q7 also performed
favorably with an increase of 42.7% for the month of October. 
"The newly launched models in our performance lines -- the Audi S6,
S7, S8 and RS 5 -- have been huge success stories by virtually
selling out shortly after hitting showrooms," said Mark Del Rosso,
Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. "It's clear that premium
car buyers are excited about the new generation of cars at the top of
our lineup with the Audi A6, A7, A8 and Q7 models constituting 71% of
our sales gain in October." 
Highlights: 


 
--  October 2012 ranks as the best October in Audi of America history.
--  For the record-setting month of October 2012, five Audi models
    recorded year-over-year sales increases of 20% or more, including the
    Audi A3, the Audi A4, the Audi A8 and the Q7 models.
--  Sales mix for Audi S models finished the month at 15% for the S4 and
    41.3% for the S5/ RS 5.
--  Audi A3 sales up 59.7% compared to October 2011; YTD sale
s grew 17.9%
    compared to previous period.
--  Audi A4 sales up 20.6% compared to October 2011; YTD sales grew 8.2%
    compared to previous period.
--  Sales of Audi A6 increased 36.6% compared to October 2011; YTD sales
    up 96.8% compared to previous period.
--  Sales of Audi A7 increased 17.3% compared to October 2011; YTD sales
    up 47.7% compared to previous period.
--  Sales of Audi A8 increased 54.7% compared to October 2011; YTD sales
    have equaled the previous period.
--  Sales mix for Audi TDI clean diesel models finish the month at 44.5%
    for the A3 TDI and 28.5% for Q7 TDI.
--  Audi Certified pre-owned sales of 2,663 vehicles sold amounted to the
    second-best October in Audi history, despite the reduced inventory of
    available models for the program.

  
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AUDI US SNAPSHOT                               --YTD--                      
                 October   October             October   October            
Model Line       '12       '11       Yr/Yr %   '12 YTD   '11 YTD   Yr/Yr %  
                 Actual    Actual    change    Actual    Actual    change   
A3               658       412       59.7%     6,408     5,435     17.9%    
A4               3,151     2,613     20.6%     31,381    29,011    8.2%     
A5               1,308     1,394     -6.2%     14,313    13,118    9.1%     
A6               1,620     1,186     36.6%     15,529    7,890     96.8%    
A7               768       655       17.3%     7,019     4,752     47.7%    
A8               591       382       54.7%     4,561     4,561     0.0%     
Audi Q5          2,424     2,610     -7.1%     22,321    20,181    10.6%    
Audi Q7          1,012     710       42.5%     8,354     7,474     11.8%    
R8               47        69        -31.9%    701       928       -24.5%   
TT               129       194       -33.5%    1,815     1,856     -2.2%    
Total Audi Sales 11,708    10,225    14.5%     112,402   95,206    18.1%    
Total CPO Sales  2,663     2,776     -4.1%     30,303    31,165    -2.8%    

 
NOTES: 
-A4 includes Audi A4 Avant, A4 sedan, S4 sedan and Audi allroad
models.
 - A5 includes Audi A5 coupe, S5 coupe, RS 5 coupe, A5
Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet models.
 - A6 includes Audi A6 sedan, S6
sedan and A6 Avant models.
 - All-new A7 model sales began in April
2011. A7 includes A7 sedan and S7 sedan.
 - 2012 A8 includes Audi A8
sedan, A8L sedan and S8 sedan models.
 - TT includes Audi TT coupe'
and TT roadster models.
 - R8 includes Audi R8 coupe and R8 Spyder
models.  
Audi of America Communications 
Brad Stertz
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E-Mail: brad.stertz@audi.com