Audi Delivers 1.5 millionth car, and sets new milestone for the company.
Audi celebrated a very special moment this month, and Audi Santa Barbara is excited to share the news. The luxury brand sold its 1.5 millionth Audi since the beginning of the year. The car was handed over to its owner at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. This means that AUDI AG has achieved its sales target, set for 2015, two years earlier than planned. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, and sales chief Luca de Meo personally handed a customer from Germany the keys to the anniversary vehicle: an Audi A3 Sportback.
The efficiency displayed by the unprecedented speed with which Audi has achieved its sales goal is a high standard for other companies to meet. The auto industry seems, from this news, to be recovering following the deep recession that it underwent in recent years. With over 1.5 million deliveries in 2013, AUDI AG will have doubled its global sales within a single decade. In 2003, Audi sold around 769,900 cars annually.
“This is a remarkable achievement for the Audi brand,” shares Audi Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. “We are proud to have played a part in this success, and look forward to continuing the growth and expansion of this incredible luxury brand.”
The company recently achieved record figures for the 47th month in a row since January 2010. The brand’s global sales currently exceed the previous record set in 2012 by 7.4 percent. “Today, we are reaching our intermediate target significantly earlier than planned, despite extremely challenging conditions in many markets,” says Luca de Meo, Member of the Board of Management for Sales at AUDI AG. “We are now setting our sights on the next target and are in a strong position to achieve the two million mark by 2020.”
Audi’s success proves a welcome relief for the auto industry and a positive sign for the entire U.S. economy as well, which the auto industry heavily influences. It’s a big part of the United States’ financial well-being to have the auto industry do well, and it looks like that’s being accomplished. Audi has plans for continued growth in 2014, and Audi Santa Barbara invites drivers to stop by and learn about the latest model releases and updated performance and technology features.
About Audi Santa Barbara
Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.
Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.
Audi Santa Barbara
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105