Audi U.S. Sales Achieve Record First Quarter; March 2013 Stands as Second-Best Month Ever

Audi U.S. Sales Achieve Record First Quarter; March 2013 Stands as Second-Best 
Month Ever 
Audi Momentum Continues With 27th Consecutive Monthly Sales Record;
Premium Category Vehicles (A8, A7, A6, and Q7) Represent 37% of YTD
Demand 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 --  Audi today reported
March 2013 sales of 13,253 vehicles, a 14% increase over the previous
March record set last year. The sales performance for the month gave
Audi of America its second-best month in history. March also stands
as the 27th consecutive month of record sales for the brand with the
four rings. 
Sales of Audi premium category vehicles (Audi A8, Audi A7, Audi A6,
and Audi Q7) have increased 25% YTD, and represent 37% of total Audi
sales YTD. Audi's flagship vehicle, the Audi A8 sedan, jumped 35%
while the Audi Q7 luxury SUV posted a 53% gain for the month. Audi
momentum also benefitted strongly from robust demand for the Audi Q5,
which generated a 39% sales increase for the month and a 37% increase
year to date.  
"Demand remains extremely strong for our most luxurious and our most
popular premium models," said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. "All signs
point to sustained growth in the months ahead as Audi works towards a
target goal of 150,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. this year." 
Highlights: 


 
--  Sales mix for Audi S models finished the month at 17% for the S4
    sedan; 39% for the S5/ RS 5 Coupe; 24% for the S5 Cabriolet; 12% for
    the S6; 24% for the S7; 17% for the S8; 66% for the TTS / TT RS coupe
    and 30% for the TTS Roadster.
--  Audi A4 sales up 20% compared to March 2012; YTD sales grew 13%
    compared to previous period. Audi allroad sales ended the month at 537
    cars for the month and 1,290 cars YTD.
--  Sales of Audi A6 increased 18% compared to March 2012; YTD sales grew
    22% compared to previous period.
--  Sales of the Audi A8 increased 35% compared to March 2012; YTD sales
    grew 37% compared to previous period.
--  Sales of the Audi Q5 increased 39% compared to March 2012; YTD sales
    grew 37% compared to previous period.
--  Sales of the Audi Q7 increased 53% compared to March 2012; YTD sales
    grew 48% compared to previous period.
--  Sales mix for Audi TDI clean diesel models finish the month at 23% for
    the A3 TDI and 26% for Q7 TDI. A3 sales in March 2013 were down
    substantially as the brand prepares for the arrival of the all-new A3
    sedan in early 2014.
--  For the record-setting month of March 2013, four Audi models recorded
    year-over-year sales increases of 20% or more, including the Audi A4,
    Audi A8, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7.
--  Audi Certified pre-owned sales increased YTD 3% to 9,054 vehicles to
    establish as new March sales record.

  
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AUDI US SNAPSHOT                                  --YTD--                   
                       March    March             March    March            
Model Line             '13      '12      Yr/Yr %  '13 YTD  '12 YTD  Yr/Yr % 
                       Actual   Actual   change   Actual   Actual   change  
A3                     120      633      -81.0%   743      1,687    -56.0%  
A4/ allroad            3,951    3,291    20%      9,795    8,686    13%     
A5                     1,628    1,714    -5.0%    4,001    3,711    7.8%    
A6                     1,746    1,479    18.1%    4,375    3,581    22.2%   
A7                     797      798      -0.1%    2,083    2,025    2.9%    
A8                     563      418      34.7%    1,462    1,065    37.3%   
Audi Q5                3,099    2,225    39.3%    8,196    5,970    37.3%   
Audi Q7                1,092    716      52.5%    2,901    1,955    48.4%   
R8                     68       90       -24.4%   167      243      -31.3%  
TT                     189      221      -14.5%   463      547      -15.4%  
Total Audi Sales       13,253   11,585   14.4%    34,186   29,470   16.0%   
Total CPO Sales        3,425    3,351    2.2 %    9,054    8,786    3.1 %   

 
NOTES: 
-2012 A4 includes Audi A4 Avant, A4 sedan, S4 sedan and Audi allroad
models.
 - 2012 A5 includes Audi A5 coupe, S5 coupe, RS 5 coupe, A5
Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet models. 
 - 2012 A6 includes Audi A6 sedan
and S6 sedan.
 - 2012 A7 includes A7 sedan and S7 sedan. 
 - 2012 A8
includes Audi A8 sedan, A8 L sedan and S8 sedan models.
 - TT
includes Audi TT, TTS, TT RS coupe'; TT and TTS roadster models. 
 -
R8 includes Audi R8 coupe and R8 Spyder models. 
Audi of America Communications 
Brad Stertz
Tel.: +1 703 364 7440
E-mail: brad.stertz@audi.com