Our First 2017 R8 Delivery

IMG_8492Last week was exciting for us here at Audi Naples! We finally received our first 2017 R8 and it stole the spotlight as soon as it hit the lot. Ever since housing Audi USA’s prototype R8 for a week back in March, we had been jonzing to get our hands on another one. That day finally came. Some friends of ours on the East Coast, high-end wheel maker Vossen, ordered the growling V10 Plus beauty and had eagerly anticipated its arrival, as did we.

IMG_2390There is no bad angle on this car. Ordered in Camouflage Green Matte, this car had many different shades beauty from a grayish-blue color in the shade to a greenish-grayish-blue in the sun. 19″ 5-double-spoke forged wheels in a Titanium finish complemented the matte color nicely. A carbon fiber rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and front lip just added to its glory. Inside, a black diamond-stitched leather interior was accompanied by a diamond-stitched headliner (LOVE!) and carbon accents.

IMG_2212Just look at it… (drool).

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In anticipation of Vossen’s arrival to pickup their new machine, we brought out our employee cars equipped with Vossen wheels on an epic lineup. Vossen brought their filming gear and captured everything from our Vossen cars, to an interview with our very own Audi Brand Specialist, Marcella, about her Vossen equipped A4 “Raud1″, to the official R8 delivery.

We are excited to see the video, so be sure to watch out for it on our social media! Finally, we would like to extend a warm congratulations to new owners, Vossen, on their new supercar! We can’t wait to see what wheels they equip it with, because after all, that is their specialty.

IMG_8548We hate to see it go, but love to watch it leave. Now, we anticipate the arrival of another 2017 R8 in a few weeks!

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Audi sets 67th straight monthly U.S. sales record in July

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  • Q3 sets sales record with 56 percent increase
  • Q7 SUV sales rose 20 percent for the month, 63 percent year-to-date
  • A4 Sedan sales increased 18 percent for the month

Audi reported that its July sales increased 4 percent to 18,364 vehicles, as the Q3, Q7 and A4 led the volume gains.

Audi achieved its best July in the brand’s U.S. history. The previous July record was set in 2015 with sales of 17,654 vehicles. Year-to-date sales have risen 3.6 percent to 115,298 vehicles sold.

Sales of Audi SUV models remained strong in July, with a 15 percent increase over last July and a 22 percent increase year-to-date. The Q3 posted a sales record of 1,819 vehicles for the month, a 56 percent increase over July 2015. Sales of the Q5 rose 2.8 percent to 4,833 vehicles for the month. Q7 sales rose 20 percent from last July to 2,322 vehicles, with an increase of 63 percent year-to-date.

July results were also bolstered by solid demand for the A3 and A4 models. The A3 model line posted 3,038 sales for July, including 349 deliveries of the A3 Sportback e-tron. The e-tron has recorded sales of 2,291 vehicles year-to-date. The A4 posted sales of 2,612 vehicles, an 18 percent increase for the month and an 11 percent increase year-to-date.

“A robust dealer network has helped us successfully launch and promote several of our most important models this year and that’s strengthened our sales amid the tightening premium market,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “Consumers and the marketplace have rewarded the brand with continued growth, which we do not take for granted.”

IMG_1452Words retrieved from https://www.audiusa.com/newsroom

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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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