Audi Sets June Sales Record, Continues Sales Streak for 66th Consecutive Month

Audi sets June sales record, continues sales streak for 66th consecutive month

  • Audi SUVs drove strong sales in June, rising 29 percent
  • Q3 SUV sales nearly doubled to 1,719, tying monthly sales record
  • Q7 SUV sales rose 60 percent

IMG_7306 Audi reported that its June 2016 sales increased 1 percent to 18,445 vehicles, the brand’s 66th consecutive monthly sales record in the U.S.

The previous June record was set in 2015 with 18,262 Audi vehicles sold. Through the first six months of 2016, Audi U.S. sales have risen 3.5 percent from last year to 96,934 vehicles. Audi sold more vehicles in the U.S. during the first six months of 2016 than in any full year prior to 2010.

Demand for Audi SUVs bolstered June sales with a 29 percent increase over June 2015. The Q3 posted 1,719 vehicles sold for the month, a 98 percent increase over last June. Sales of the Q5 rose 3.5 percent over last June, to 4,419 vehicles. Q7 sales rose 60 percent from last June, to 2,613 vehicles.

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“Consumer demand for our SUVs is driving record sales,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “As we enter the summer selling season, we are certain that the outstanding performance of the dealer network will result in another successful year.”

The all-new A4 Sedan posted sales of 2,802 vehicles in June. Year-to-date sales have increased 10 percent over 2015.

The new A3 Sportback e-tron had 353 deliveries in June and 1,942 vehicles sold year-to-date.

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Via the Audi Newsroom: https://www.audiusa.com/newsroom/news/press-releases/2016/07/audi-sets-june-sales-record-66th-consecutive-month

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Driven By Devin // 2016 Audi TTS

Since 1998, Audi’s little 2-door sports car has captured the hearts and minds of millions with its bubbly structure and humble look. Three generations have produced three complete redesigns and three kinds of joy.

Now in its third generation, the TT is making a big splash in 2016.

IMG_3233Yellow. A color not often seen on one of the top luxury car makers in the world, or among any luxury car brands. Or any car brand for that matter.

Unique? Certainly. Bold? Definitely. Daring? Undoubtedly. Vegas Yellow is what Audi fittingly calls it, because it certainly looks like something you would see regularly in Vegas.

Audi refreshed the TT with a completely new redesign, inside and out, making it quite possibly one of the coolest new coupes on the road. Sharp edges and crisp lines define it, giving off a bold sports car vibe, but it still maintains that luxurious feel you expect from Audi.

With almost 300HP and a bright Vegas Yellow paint job, this 2016 Audi TTS is not for the faint of heart.

IMG_3227A powerful yet small 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine pushes close to 300 horses paired with Audi’s signature Quattro all-wheel drive. Unfortunately Audi doesn’t offer a true manual transmission in the TT line, but it is equipped with a smooth S-Tronic auto trans with the option for a “manual” mode in the form of those fun little paddles on the wheel. Throw it in manual mode and Dynamic drive select and you’ve got the perfect canyon carver. The TTS is an absolute blast to drive.

IMG_3245A completely renovated interior yields the look of a sports car but the feel of a luxury sedan. Refined and sharp. New digital climate controls clear up space in the center and are just plain cool.

Audi’s new mastermind technology is that of the Audi Virtual Cockpit, first deployed in the new TT. It takes away the center screen and places everything right under your nose.  Gauges are replaced by a 12.3inch high-resolution TFT screen with 3D graphics, powered by a quick processor to provide a seamless and responsive screen. It contains everything you need: speedometer, tachometer, vehicle information/settings, driver manual, navigation, Bluetooth, radio, and even the rearview camera. It can all be accessed by the steering wheel controls or voice control. In short, it is a pretty awesome system. We’re excited to see all the Audi models eventually become equipped with the virtual cockpit (The 2017 A4, 2017 Q7, and 2017 R8 are already equipped).

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Basically, the TT is a must-have (or at least test drive) among the luxury sports car world in a small yet loaded inexpensive package.

This particular TTS features a Bang & Olufsen sound system, Fine Nappa leather interior with diamond stitching, a loaded Technology package -navigation, Wifi, backup camera, blind spot monitor, power folding heated mirrors, rear parking aid, side assist-, red brake calipers, 20″ wheel package, 4 driving modes, a power adaptive rear spoiler, multifunctional steering wheel with paddles, and so much more.

Contact us today to explore your Audi TT/TTS options!

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Audi sets 65th consecutive monthly U.S. sales record in May as SUV’s drive demand

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  • Fourth-best sales month in Audi of America history
  • Demand for Audi SUVs increased 26 percent in May
  • Best sales month for Audi Q3, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi reported that its May 2016 sales increased 1.6 percent to 18,728 vehicles, a total that stands as the brand’s fourth-best monthly result in the U.S.

Audi achieved its best May sales in the U.S., marking the 65th straight monthly record. The previous May record was set in 2015 with 18,428 Audi vehicles sold. Through the first five months of 2016, Audi U.S. sales have risen 4.2 percent from last year to 78,489 vehicles.

May results were bolstered by Audi SUV sales, which rose 26 percent. The Audi Q3 posted a record high of 1,719 vehicles sold for the month, a 52 percent increase over last May. Sales of the Audi Q7 rose 46 percent over last May, to 2,663 vehicles, the second-highest sales month on record for this model, second only to March 2016 sales of 3,004 vehicles.

“With the all-new Audi Q7 and Audi Q3 setting records for the month, sales of Audi luxury SUVs show no sign of slowing down,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “From SUVs to the R8, consumer interest across the Audi lineup indicates that we can expect to continue building momentum in the months ahead.”

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The all-new Audi A4 Sedan posted sales of 2,756 vehicles in May. Year-to-date sales have increased 13 percent over 2015.

The new A3 Sportback e-tron set a monthly sales record with 361 deliveries in May and 1,589 vehicles sold year-to-date.

Via AudiUSA.com

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Skittles! Featured on Fourtitude

IMG_1739Recently here at Audi Naples, we were graced by the presence of two Audi Exclusive colored vehicle: a 2016 Nogaro Blue RS7 Performance and a 2016 Viper Green Q5. Naturally, some photos were taken of each separately. Then we got them together. And a Skittles themed photoshoot ensued.

As a result of our two unique spectacles, Audi enthusiast website Fourtitude featured our two Skittles in an article.

Pretty sweet stuff!

http://fourtitude.com/news/Audi_News_1/audi-naples-digs-into-audi-exclusive-palette-with-nogaro-blue-audi-rs-7-performance-and-viper-green-q5/

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Audi’s Biggest Fan is Part of Our Very Own

IMG_0016We love feel good stories, especially when they involve cars! This particular story hits very close to home, featuring one of our Audi Certified Technicians, Garrett, and his brother. Garrett’s brother Jeremy was diagnosed with Down Syndrome; but that doesn’t stop him from being the biggest Audi fan!

We were able to get Jeremy a custom Audi Naples shirt with his name embossed and a new Audi rings hat to show off his Audi pride. When he visits the dealership, he loves to go check out all our cars and pick his favorite.

On his last visit, he picked out an A3 Cabriolet. Today, we’re pretty sure his favorite was our 2012 R8 Spyder in the showroom (:

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IMG_0012Thanks for coming to visit and being our biggest fan Jeremy!

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Audi at the New York International Auto Show: debut of the new 2017 R8 Spyder

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Photo Credit: Audi USA

The Geneva Auto Show is hard to top. But Audi had people enticed with rumors of a new 2017 R8 Spyder, of which they debuted at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The new convertible was widely well received and Audi no doubt received calls about potential purchases after the unveiling.

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Photo Credit: Audi USA

The Spyder was joined by two other notable features: the only Goodwood Green 2017 R8 in the world and the Daytona-winning R8 LMS racecar. Audi has a pretty breathtaking display. The best part? The 2017 R8 was crowned the ‘2016 World Performance Car’, marking Audi’s eighth win in the World Car Awards and making the Audi R8 the most successful car model in the history of the World Car Awards.

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Photo Credit: Audi USA

 

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Photo Credit: Audi USA

 

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Audi Naples Technology Event

IMG_9602Our first ever Audi Technology event, on April 7th, was a huge success. Thank you to all of our loyal customers for turning out and enjoying a wonderful evening. Our Audi Technologist, Alex Morales, gave several informative presentations, and took lots of great questions. Audi Brand Specialists Jason Giardina and Marcella Schmidt showed everybody around the Q7 and A8 models, with the help of service advisors Joey Hanitz and Jordan Hutchinson.

If you weren’t able to make this one, no worries. We’ll be throwing another Technology Night at some point this July.

 

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Audi at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show: Introducing the all-new Q2

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Audi strengthens its presence in the booming SUV segment. At the Geneva Motor Show, the brand is unveiling the compact Audi Q2 – an urban car for everyday driving and leisure with a progressive design and youthful charm. It is flanked by two new top models at its world debut – the Audi S4 Avant and the Audi RS Q3 performance.

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Audi Naples Recognized as a Magna Society Award Winner for 2015

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Audi awards top-performing dealerships in the U.S. for 2015

  • Annual Magna Society Award given to 93 dealerships nationwide
  • Each winning dealer ranks among the most outstanding Audi retailers in the U.S.
  • Magna Society dealers demonstrate superior customer service and business achievements

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Audi honored 93 top-performing dealerships in the U.S. with the Magna Society Awards, a distinction for dealers who achieved excellent performance in 2015.

To earn Magna Society recognition, dealers must demonstrate an exceptional level of customer service as well as strong business performance.  Among the recipients, 12 dealerships were distinguished as 2015 Audi Magna Society Elite, a special honor for superior achievements.

The Magna Society was created by Audi to identify and recognize dealerships that go above and beyond business objectives and sales targets, and cultivate staff that properly represents the Audi brand and culture.

“Each year the number of Magna Society Award recipients increases, a testament to the elite caliber of the Audi dealer network in the United States” said Mark Del Rosso, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “As Audi continues its rise as one of the top luxury brands in the country, the commitment of our dealer partners is one of the key drivers of this success.”

In 2014 Audi honored 91 dealers with Magna Society Awards, a jump from the 61 dealers that were honored in 2013. Additionally, Audi of America recently placed first among all other automotive brands in the 2016 J.D. Power Customer Service Index, further proof of the consistent and considerable improvements made across the dealer network.

The Magna Society awards fit with long-range plans established by Audi and its franchise partners to make Audi facilities more exclusive. In 2015, the number of dealership locations exclusively selling Audi models increased by the end of the year to 187 in the U.S. from 15 dealerships operating in 1999. Audi also increased its share of the U.S. imported luxury car segment to 11.2% based on record annual U.S. sales of 202,202 units in 2015.

The 12 2015 Audi Magna Society Elite dealers are:

  • Audi Concord, California
  • Audi Valencia, California
  • Audi North Orlando, Florida
  • Audi Atlanta, Georgia
  • Audi Des Moines, Iowa
  • The Audi Exchange, Highland Park, Illinois
  • Audi Burlington, Massachusetts
  • Audi Freehold, New Jersey
  • Audi Reno Tahoe, Reno, Nevada
  • Audi Devon, Pennsylvania
  • Audi Tysons Corner, Vienna, Virginia
  • Audi North Shore, Brown Deer, Wisconsin

The 2015 Magna Society award winners are as follows:

Alabama Massachusetts
Audi Huntsville Audi Brookline
Arizona Audi Burlington*
Audi North Scottsdale Audi Natick
Audi Peoria Audi Norwell
California Audi Shrewsbury
Audi Beverly Hills Audi Westwood
Audi Carlsbad Ira Audi
Audi Concord * Minnesota
Audi Marin Audi St. Paul
Audi Oakland Nevada
Audi of Downtown L.A. Audi Henderson
Audi Palo Alto Audi Reno Tahoe*
Audi Rancho Mirage New Hampshire
Audi San Francisco Audi of Nashua
Audi Valencia* New Jersey
Audi West Covina Audi Freehold*
Bakersfield Audi Audi Meadowlands
Circle Audi Bell Audi
Elk Grove Audi Flemington Audi
Keyes Audi Town Audi
Niello Audi New York
Stevens Creek Audi Audi Brooklyn
Walter’s Audi Biener Audi
Colorado Palisades Audi
Audi Boulder North Carolina
Audi Denver Audi Northlake
Audi Glenwood Springs Ohio
Connecticut Audi Mentor
Audi of Fairfield The Audi Connection
Hoffman Audi of New London Oregon
Florida Audi Beaverton
Audi Fort Lauderdale Audi Wilsonville
Audi Fort Myers Pennsylvania
Audi Naples Audi Devon*
Audi North Orlando* Audi Mechanicsburg
Audi Pembroke Pines Audi Reading
Audi South Orlando Audi State College
Audi Stuart Audi Wynnewood
Audi West Palm Beach Rhode Island
The Collection Audi  Audi Warwick
Georgia South Carolina
Audi Atlanta * Audi Greenville
Idaho Audi Hilton Head
Audi Boise Tennessee
Illinois Audi Nashville
Audi Morton Grove Texas
Continental Audi of Naperville Audi Central Houston
Fletcher Jones Audi Audi North Houston
The Audi Exchange * Audi San Juan
Iowa Utah
Audi Des Moines * Audi Lehi
Kansas Audi Salt Lake City
Audi Wichita Virginia
Kentucky Audi Chantilly
Audi of Lexington Audi Tysons Corner *
Louisiana Vermont
Audi New Orleans Audi South Burlington
Maryland Washington
Audi Frederick Audi Seattle
Rockville Audi Audi Spokane
Wisconsin
Audi Appleton
Audi Milwaukee
Audi North Shore *
* Audi Magna Society Elite
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Come to our Audi Technology Event!

Our Audi Technology Events are the perfect way to get hands on training of our more advanced systems. Our Technologist, Sales and Service staff will be available to answer any questions you may have. We will have presentations, demonstrations, and we will even take you on a test drive to simulate how our technologies work in real life situations. 

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Workshops will include lessons on:

1)Virtual Cockpit

2)Driver assistance

3)Navigation & Telephone/Voice commands

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These events will have a casual atmosphere, and refreshments will be served. The next Technology Event will be held at 6:15 on April 7th, 2016. Please RSVP to technologist@audinaples.com to Reserve Your Spot.

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