Audi of America achieved new milestones as the auto group’s second-quarter deliveries increased by 92.3% YoY in Q2 2021.
Just like the rest of the world, the automotive industry was also not impervious to the effects of the ongoing global pandemic. Surprisingly enough, as many car brands struggled to manage the fallout of the devastating COVID-19 crisis, subsidiaries of the Volkswagen Group somehow managed to achieve record sales. As we reported earlier in April, VW’s supercar sub-brand Lamborghini closed its first quarter of the year by setting yet another sales record. Audi of America has now announced that it also managed to achieve multiple sales and delivery records in Q2 2021.
With 66,995 units sold in the second quarter of 2021, Audi of America recorded a 92.3% increase in deliveries as compared to Q2 2020. The auto group also announced that its year-to-date sales were up by 59.9% YoY, with 121,835 units sold. This was also Audi’s “best first-half sales results” and “strongest quarterly sales results” of all time. It is worth noting that the company’s high-riding offerings were also its best-selling products during this period, which acts as a testament to the popularity of the SUV and crossover segment in the U.S.
Having achieved these impressive milestones, the company also shared its goals for the rest of the year. “In 2020, Audi sold 186,620 vehicles in the U.S., and this year, we look forward to the next chapter in our journey to reinvent premium mobility with the arrivals of the fully electric Audi e-tron GT and Audi Q4 e-tron,” Audi of America said.
The Q5 proved to be Audi of America’s MVP with a 133% increase in deliveries during the second quarter of the year and 85% growth in YTD sales. Other models like the Audi Q3 and Q5 also contributed significantly to the sales growth and proved to be crucial in achieving the record-setting results for the second quarter and the first half of 2021. Audi of America did experience a slight decline in the sales of its certified pre-owned vehicles.
The second-quarter deliveries of Audi CPOs dropped down by 2.1% to 14369 units, and the overall CPO sales were down by 3.3% YoY. The Audi Q8 was the most popular certified pre-owned model, and the sales of Q3 and e-tron CPOs also experienced substantial growth during the period.
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