Audi surpasses 200,000 US sales for first time, but still behind rivals image

Even if VW’s Audi has reported record figures for December and for the entire 2015 as well, it still remains behind the top 3 premium brands by a margin.

Audi reported that its US sales in 2015 increased by 11.1 percent from the previous annual record in 2014 to 202,202 units sold, while the December sales rose by 6.0 percent to 20,399 vehicles. Last month represented the best-ever one in US sales results in Audi history, as well as the 60th consecutive month of record in the States. The previous December peak was set a year ago with sales of 19,238 vehicles. 2015 marks the sixth consecutive year of upward sales trend for Audi in the US and the first time the automaker has achieved annual figures of more than 200,000. In the US luxury segment, BMW retained its crown with 346,023 cars sold, while Toyota Motor’s Lexus delivered 344,601 units and 343,088 for Daimler AG’s Mercedes.

The other Volkswagen-owned brand, Porsche, has records to boast with. Porsche Cars North America has announced December 2015 sales of 3,936 vehicles, up 20.2 percent over December 2014. This brought 2015 figures to a close at 51,756 vehicles, a new sales pinnacle and a 10.1 percent rise over 2014.

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Audi sales:

Model Line Dec ’15 Actual Dec ’14 Actual Yr/Yr % change Dec ’15 YTD  Actual Dec ’14 YTD Actual Yr/Yr % change
A3 3,252 2,690 20.9% 35,984 22,250 61.7%
A4 3,172 3,197 -0.8% 29,013 33,993 -14.7%
A5 1,000 1,292 -22.6% 12,934 16,620 -22.2%
A6 2,456 2,945 -16.6% 22,850 23,941 -4.6%
A7 841 524 60.5% 7,721 8,133 -5.1%
A8 424 732 -42.1% 4,990 5,904 -15.5%
allroad 254 402 -36.8% 2,818 4,686 -39.9%
Q5 6,057 4,551 33.1% 52,006 42,420 22.6%
Q7 1,189 1,928 -38.3% 18,995 18,517 2.6%
Q3 1,501 901 66.6% 13,229 3,654 262.0%
R8 15 64 -76.6% 495 735 -32.7%
TT 238 12 1883.3% 1,167 1,158 0.8%
Total Audi Sales 20,399 19,238 6.0% 202,202 182,011 11.1%
Total CPO Sales 4,286 4,349 -1.4% 48,608 47,023 3.4%

CPO: Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles