Audi's worldwide sales increase by 6.7 percent in May

(June 10, 2016) Audi sold 164,150 cars to customers in May, representing a global increase of 6.7 percent year on year. With their new model generations, growth for the A4 sedan and the A4 Avant reached 16.2 percent. The new Q7 full-size SUV also continued its successful start, up 79.6 percent in May.

For the entire model lineup, Audi sales increased in all of the brand’s three key regions – by 9.7 percent in Europe, by 5.7 percent in Asia-Pacific and by 3.8 percent in North America. Worldwide deliveries since January rose to around 784,250, up 5.3 percent compared with the same period in 2015.

“May once again showed that our new models are finding strong acceptance in the market,” says Dietmar Voggenreiter, Member of the Board of Management for  Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG.

“This is a strong signal for the Audi Q2 and the new A5, which we presented a few days ago. Like its predecessor, the new A5 Coupé will win over customers with particularly high demands in terms of design and performance, giving Audi an even sportier boost.”

The Audi Q2 and the second generation of the A5 Coupé will arrive at dealers in the fourth quarter, initially in Europe. Audi already sold around 320,000 cars of the current A5 Coupé generation; the United States is the highest selling market for the model. In 2015, one in four A5 Coupé models sold to customers was a very sporty S or RS model.

Besides the Q7 (+79.6% to around 9,050 cars), pictured above, and the A4 Sedan and Avant models (+16.2% to around 31,000 cars), the TT and Q3 also recorded high growth rates last month: Global demand for the compact sports car increased by 18.2 percent to around 2,900 units, while the Q3 was up 19.7 percent with around 19,700 units.

Audi’s large SUV is highly popular with customers in the United States. Across the entire model portfolio, Audi of America’s sales in May slightly exceeded the 2015 reference value (+1.6% to 18,728 cars), although the month was two selling days shorter this year. Cumulative sales of 78,489 Audi cars in the United States since January are 4.2 percent higher than in the same period last year.