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CORRECTING and REPLACING Audi Sets 58th Straight Monthly U.S. Record in October 2015

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HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Fourth paragraph, first sentence of release should read: "Establishing continuous sales records is the result of our long-term strategy to consistently raise the Audi profile and steadily develop new products, alongside the dedication and hard work of our dealer partners," said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America (instead of "Establishing consistent sales records is the result of our long-term strategy to consistently raise the Audi profile and steadily develop new products, alongside the dedication and hard work of our dealer partners," said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America.)

The corrected release reads:

AUDI SETS 58TH STRAIGHT MONTHLY U.S. RECORD IN OCTOBER 2015

  • Sales for the month rose 16.8% to 17,700 vehicles
  • Demand for Audi SUV models increased 31.1% for the month
  • All-time best October sales of Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles

Audi reported that its October 2015 sales increased 16.8% to 17,700 vehicles, a total that stands as the brand's 58th consecutive month of record U.S. sales.

Audi achieved its best-ever October sales in the U.S. to mark its 58th consecutive monthly sales record. The previous October record was set in 2014 with 15,150 Audi vehicles sold. The most recent month also marks the fifth-best U.S. sales month for the Audi brand. Through the first ten months of 2015, Audi U.S. sales rose 13.0% from last year to 165,103 vehicles, which exceeds what Audi sold in an entire year just two years ago.

October results were bolstered by sales of Audi luxury SUVs, with a 31.1% increase for the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 models combined. The Q3 posted a 29.9% increase over last year, the Q5 posted a 36.2% increase from last year, and the Q7 posted a 21.2% increase from last October.

"Establishing continuous sales records is the result of our long-term strategy to consistently raise the Audi profile and steadily develop new products, alongside the dedication and hard work of our dealer partners," said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. "As we enter the holiday selling season, we remain optimistic that our Season of Audi Sales Event will trigger demand across all model lines to close out the historic year of 2015."

The all-new Audi TT posted a 628.1% sales increase from last year.

The A4 model achieved strong sales in October 2015 with a 27.7% increase over year-earlier sales. The Audi A7 and A3 models also performed well, with year-over-year increases of 15.9% and 14.8%, respectively.

Audi Certified pre-owned vehicle sales set a new October record, with a 2.4% gain on 4,061 CPO vehicles sold. CPO sales year-to-date have increased 6.0%.

Audi holds the longest running monthly record sales streak in the premium car market according to a competitive sales report from MotorIntelligence.com.

ABOUT AUDI

Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered over 1,741,000 vehicles to customers globally in 2014, and broke all-time company sales records for the 5th straight year in the U.S. Through 2019, AUDI AG plans to invest about 24 billion euros - 70 percent of the investment will flow into the development of new models and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusa.com/newsroom for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

                 
AUDI US SNAPSHOT       --MTD--       --YTD--
Model Line       Oct '15 Actual       Oct '14 Actual       Yr/Yr % change       Oct '15 YTD Actual      

Oct '14 YTD Actual

      Yr/Yr % change
A3       2,732       2,380       14.8%       29,704       17,049       74.2%
A4       2,896       2,268       27.7%       23,423       28,097       -16.6%
A5       845       1,101       -23.3%       10,657       14,266       -25.3%
A6       1,740       1,768       -1.6%       18,812       18,935       -0.6%
A7       736       635       15.9%       6,244       7,021       -11.1%
A8       385       530       -27.4%       4,202       4,590       -8.5%
allroad       260       404       -35.6%       2,263       3,879       -41.7%
Q5       4,863       3,571       36.2%       41,429       33,685       23.0%
Q7       2,106       1,738       21.2%       16,527       14,843       11.3%
Q3       887       683       29.9%       10,619       2,018       426.2%
R8       17       40       -57.5%       470       620       -24.2%
TT       233       32       628.1%       753       1,130       -33.4%
Total Audi Sales       17,700       15,150       16.8%       165,103       146,133       13.0%
Total CPO Sales       4,061       3,964       2.4%       40,828       38,506       6.0%

NOTES:

- A3 includes A3 Sedan, S3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet.

- A4 includes A4 Sedan and S4 Sedan, but does not include Audi allroad.

- A5 includes A5 Coupe, S5 Coupe, RS 5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, S5 Cabriolet and RS 5 Cabriolet.

- A6 includes A6 Sedan and S6 Sedan.

- A7 includes A7 Sedan, S7 Sedan and RS 7 Sedan.

- A8 includes A8 Sedan, A8 L Sedan and S8 Sedan.

- Q5 includes Q5 and SQ5.

- R8 includes R8 Coupe and R8 Spyder.

- TT includes TT Coupe, TTS Coupe, TT Roadster and TTS Roadster.

Audi of America Communications
Brad Stertz, +1 703 364 7440
Mobile: +1 703 344 1320
brad.stertz@audi.com
www.audiusanews.com

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