Audi Q5 has strongest overall value compared to BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK in US
Audi Q5 has strongest overall value compared to BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK in US. Year to date sales of the model stood at 11,437 units, up 36%.
Audi Q5 bears best design and concept in its segment. It comes with a versatile engine portfolio and unmatched value, far outweighing others in its segment such as BMW X3 and Mercedes Benz GLK. Demand in the US market has been as expected. Planning and expectations saw executives of Audi of America asked for Q5 production to be increased at the Ingolstadt plant to meet demand in US.
Matt Carpenter, General Manager of Vehicle Sales for Audi of America said, â€śThe segment is strong, and weâ€™re certainly participating in the growth of the segment.â€ť â€śQ5 is definitely evolving into our No. 1-volume model, and that was planned.â€ť He added, â€śThe reaching of that goal began last year, Carpenter said, when Audi product planning and sales executives considered the rapid growth of sales of premium midsize SUVs overall, as well as â€śthe strength of the product itself.â€ť â€śWe made the conscious decision that, in 2013, Q5 could become our biggest-volume model overall, and it ended up being a good one.â€ť
Anticipating demand and sales increase, the company took preemptive action with AUDI AG looking towards a new plant that could augment production in the North American region. The San JosĂ© Chiapa, Mexico new plant foundation stone was laidÂ thisÂ week while commencement of actual production of the Q5 is still some years ahead.Â â€śWith the production of one of our most successful models here in Mexico, we will give significant impetus to our global growth and supply the extremely popular Audi Q5 from here to the world market,â€ť said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. He added, â€śBy setting up a new car plant in North America, we are establishing a presence on another continent that is very important to us. In this way, we are strengthening our international competitiveness and consistently pursuing the Audi growth strategy.â€ť