Audi Reports 12 Percent Sales Increase in the U.S.

Spurred on by the Q5, Q7, and A5 Sportback, Audi posts an 83rd straight record sales month in November.

byChris Tsui| UPDATED Dec 4, 2017 2:32 PM
Audi Reports 12 Percent Sales Increase in the U.S.

Audi of America reported its November sales figures Friday, and for the 83rd consecutive month, things are looking up. 

The German automaker is reporting a 12 percent increase in overall sales compared to the same month last year and a growth of almost 7 percent year-to-date. In total, the company has sold 199,534 Audis since January. The firm's strong financial performance last month can mainly be attributed to the Q5 and Q7 crossovers (what a surprise) in addition to the new-for-America A5 Sportback

Compared to November 2016, Q5 sales for the month increased 31 percent while its bigger, Q7 sibling jumped by 26 percent. As for the A5, Audi sold 2,243 of them in the last 30 days—more than quadruple what it sold in the same timeframe last year—with the new four-door Sportback version accounting for more than half of that figure.

2018 Audi Q5, Audi of America

"Positive consumer response to the Q7, new Q5 and new-to-the U.S. A5 Sportback shows that Audi's award-winning engineering and technology can succeed in a highly competitive market," said Audi of America COO Cian O'Brien. "Encouraged by robust consumer demand and our annual Season of Audi Sales event, we're positioned for a strong finish to 2017."

In order to position me for a strong finish to this article, here's a fun fact: In the last 30 days, Audi has moved precisely 39 R8 supercars while only selling 38 A3 e-trons. I guess V-10 supercars really do outsell sensible, electric compacts.