Audi Predicts Strong Growth for US Imported Luxury Market
Wondering how's that possible? Audi says the newly-launched Q5 was a best seller in April, with the second full month of sales bringing no less than 1,212 deliveries to US consumers. Audi A5 continued to run high last month, Audi said, with 680 units sold this April (it means this particular model exceeded the figures recorded in April 2008 by 40.5 percent). Overall, the company delivered a total of 2,434 Audi A5 models in 2009, an increase by 45.4 percent over the same period of the last year.
Audi Q7 remained attractive for US buyers, with around 672 units sold last month. But more importantly, American are slowly but sure migrating to diesel powerplants as Audi claims no less than 253 units of the Q7s delivered in April were powered by TDI engines.
"Audi has been building momentum as clearly demonstrated in the increase of our market share so far this year,” said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. “We have invested in our dealerships and we have invested in innovative new vehicles. Those investments are building the Audi brand both in our market and in the minds of consumers.”