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Led by SUVs, Audi sets 83rd straight sales record in November

For the 83rd straight month, Audi has set another sales record, led by crossovers and SUVs. The all-new Q5 and Q7, as well as the A5 Sportback helped to push sales toward the record.
Posted: December 5, 2017 - 11:17PM
Author: Marc Stern

For the 83rd straight month, Audi sales continued to rise. The 12 percent increase marked a new record for the automaker, surpassing the old record set last year. In November 2016, Audi sold 17,118 vehicles. For the year, the Volkswagen subsidiary has sold 199,534 vehicles. Year-to-date sales have increased 6.7 percent.

Positioned for a strong finish

Cian O’Brien, Audi of America chief exec, told an interviewer that the “Q7, new Q5, and the new-to-the-U.S. A5 Sportback shows that Audi’s award-winning engineering and technology can succeed in a highly competitive market … we’re positioned for a strong finish to 2017.”

The new Q5 and Q7 helped to drive November’s sales increase. With deliveries of the Q5 up 31 percent to 5,467, Q7 sales increased to 3,292. Q7 sales have increased to 23 percent year-to-date. SUV sales, in fact, rose 23 percent to 10,351.

With the addition of the A5 Sportback and A5 Cabriolet and Coupe, sales increased a total of 2,234 over November 2016. Sales of the A5 Cab and Coupe were up more than double to 1,113.

Audi has been in the news lately as its products have received significant awards. The 2018 Q5 was recently named the winner of the 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award for luxury SUVs and crossovers. Also, the Q5 received KBB’s 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Auto Tech Award in the luxury category. And, the 2017-18 Q5 has just earned a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

Audis win major awards

The 2018 A5 Sportback was recently named the winner of the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy in the luxury category and joined by the 2017-18 Q7, earned a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

By model line, here’s a look at Audi’s record-setting November:

  • A3: 1,336, down 20 percent; e-tron: 38, down 90.4 percent.
  • A4: 2,690, down 14.4 percent.
  • A5: 2,243, up 365.4 percent.
  • A6: 1,340, down 12.5 percent.
  • A7: 453, down 21.4 percent.
  • A8: 217, down 36.7 percent.
  • Q3: 1,592, down 1.3 percent.
  • Q5: 5,467, up 30.6 percent
  • Q7: 3,292, up 26.4 percent.
  • R8: 39, down 38.1 percent
  • TT: 191, down 20.4 percent.
  • Total Audi Sales: 19,195, 12.1 percent.
  • Total CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) Sales: 3,480, down 6.1 percent.

Source: Audi