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imagesA short time ago, Audi made it their goal to sell 2 million cars within the next few years (by 2020 to be exact). Now, the car company has announced that they are actually way ahead of schedule to meet their goal. The chief executive mentioned in an interview that this was largely attributed to their revamped models, as well as their new sport-utility models.

Since this time last year, the car company has experienced a 44% increase in sales. in Europe. The company said that most of their demand was in Europe, but that they also felt pretty confident about selling many models in China. At this moment, car companies like VW (Europe’s most prominent carmaker) and Toyota (Japan’s most prominent car company) are industry leaders within their respective countries. However, Audi plans to overtake all of them and become a global industry leader within just a few years. Audi of Tucson is definitely contributing to these sales.

Can it really be accomplished? Since Audi always has a tendency of surpassing the goals they set, there’s no doubt that this is something that they’ll achieve relatively soon. Audi specifically mentioned that they were interested in “coming into view” way before 2020. They have amazing potential, and they’re going to need to use all of it to beat their German rival, BMW. At the moment, BMW remains one of the top luxury brands, but Audi plans on changing this by the end of the decade.

Overall, since last year, they’ve sold about 11% more vehicles, which equates to a record-breaking 1.75 million vehicles for the company. This is the fifth straight year that the company has delivered a double-digit percentage. And as mentioned earlier, this is largely due to the overhauls on many of their already-popular models. Audi also plans on achieving these numbers with the help of their all-new Q8 model. While the exact release date has yet to be released, the company feels confident in its release far before 2020.

What is this new Q8 model going to offer? It’s difficult to say. Audi hasn’t commented much on what the vehicle is going to offer, only that it’s going to share similar qualities as the Q7. The number of increasing sales in Europe should help offset the decline in demand in countries like Russia and parts of Latin America. The year 2015 has started out very dynamically since the company is carrying a lot of momentum from 2014. Also be sure to check out the Audi Q3 in Tucson for even greater fun and more affordability.

During the final three months of 2014, the company achieved double-digit sales gains, and that’s really difficult to do. The United States is arguably the largest market in the world for premium cars. And it’s here where Audi is going to set their long-term goal of selling 300,000 vehicles before 2018. The company’s chief executive said that, “We have yet to do some more homework”. There’s still a lot of planning necessary to achieve such a goal, but assuming that they maintain their vision, and continue offering premium Audi models, nobody doubts that they’ll realize these noteworthy goals.

2015-audi-q3-quattro-instrumented-test-review-car-and-driver-photo-648017-s-originalThe 2015 Audi Q3 2.5T Quattro is under the spotlight. This isn’t only attributed to its looks, but also its functionalities. Not to mention, Audi’s timing for introducing this vehicle to the general public couldn’t have been more perfect. The vehicle offers the best of both worlds – dependable fuel economy and quality performance.

Is this vehicle just a temporary “placeholder” for Audi until something better comes along? Or is it going to stay for the long haul? Assuming that its popularity remains the same, there’s no reason to think that the Audi Q3 2.0T Quattro won’t continue to be a popular vehicle for years to come. Visit Audi of Tucson to learn more about this beautiful vehicle.

Tasteful Richness Meets Affordable MSRP Pricing

These days, it can be difficult to find a luxury vehicle that suits both your budget and style. Fortunately, this is exactly what the 2.0T Quattro has to offer. Audi specifically made this model to leave a strong impression on its customers. It’s luxurious exterior is clean, handsome, and will be sure to allow drivers to stand out while on the road. The vehicle’s interior is equally as impressive, allowing drivers to feel as though they’re in a spaceship.

It’s also important to note that the Audi Q3 2.0T is smaller and lighter compared to many other Audi crossovers. In fact, it’s about 2 inches narrower, 10 inches shorter, and 3 inches shorter. Overall, this should make it a little easier to maneuver in compact parking areas. The rear seats just enough room for larger passengers, while the trunk offers about 16.7 cubic feet worth of space. More than anything else, the Q3 2.0T Quattro is designed to be stylish and trendy, but can still be practical when it needs to.

Handling and Drivability

You can’t get much better than the Q3 2.0T Quattro when it comes to superior handling while on the road. The vehicles lower-than-average beltline makes it quite easy to see out of the front window. And thanks to the vehicle’s small size and responsive steering, you’ll be able to maneuver yourself even out of the most dangerous of driving situations. As far as safety is concerned, you really can’t get much better than this.

What kind of engine will drivers find under the hood? The new Audi in Tucson Q3 2.0T Quattro is powered by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. And despite having only a four-cylinder engine, it can really get up and go! While it’s not the fastest of all the vehicles in the Audi lineup, it’s definitely the fastest one for such an affordable amount. This makes it perfect for everyday driving as well. The vehicle is also powered by an automatic transmission, making longer road trips and commutes a breeze.

Finally, be prepared for a gauge cluster that’s bright, easy to ready, and “in-your-face”. You can quickly catch a glance at your fuel gauge, which, by the way, offers an impressive 23 MPGs combined. How much can this vehicle be purchased for? The answer: about $38,000. For a premium Audi such as this one, you can’t get much better than this.

cars audi 1920x1200 wallpaper_www.wall321.com_51Audi sales are growing at an exceptionally fast rate – approximately twice as fast as luxury vehicle sales overall. Needless to say, profits are booming for this dealership, and the good news isn’t going to stop here. The launch of the beautiful, sleek, and powerful A3 last year provided Audi with the competitive edge that they needed to become a leader in the small luxury vehicle category (it also helped attract first-time buyers to the Audi brand). If you want to check it out for yourself, head to Audi of Tucson.

In 2014, Audi performed exceptionally well, selling more than 180,000 vehicles. And for 2015, they expect to surpass this number by selling more than 200,000 vehicles. Is this goal really attainable? Well, considering their up and coming product line, there’s no doubt that they’ll not only meet this goal, but also surpass it. 2016 is going to come with a wide range of new vehicles, including the Q7, Q5, A4, and A5. However, despite the fact that the launch of these vehicles is still a year away, this shouldn’t deter Audi from meeting their 200,000-vehicle goal.

One of the primary strategies that Audi has employed to help dealers increase their profits is to limit their supply. Although it may sound counter intuitive, this strategy actually has a name – it’s called “pull franchise”. In the long run, this strategy should help Audi regulate the perfect balance between newer and older inventory in dealerships across the United States. The best way to do this, they believe, is to not flood dealers with so many cars.

It’s not how many cars you’re selling, but whether you’re selling the right ones. In other cases, it can be extremely difficult to predict just how popular a vehicle is going to be. Take the Audi Q5 as an example. When it originally came out, Audi predicated that it would take away from the popularity of the Q7, when in fact, the opposite happened (the Q7 became more popular). On top of this, Audi will likely expand their crossover and SUV lineup to include even larger models like a Q8, and quite possibly, a Q9.

Has Audi confirmed the release of a Q8 to dealers? Not yet. The vehicle is still in the preliminary stages of design, but there’s definitely no doubt that many dealers would love to see it. Considering the popularity of Audi vehicles today, an expansion in vehicle lineup will only help the company and expand business. At this point in time, a lot of people are excited about the Q7. So, remember, when looking for a New Audi for sale, we have you covered.

Coupled with more interior space and a sleek exterior design, this is probably one of the most talked about upcoming vehicles in the luxury brand industry. There are dozens of factors that can be analyzed to help predict Audi’s success in the future, but in this particular case, the numbers don’t lie – they’re going to achieve record-breaking sales numbers. You don’t need to read between the lines to make a prediction like that.

car_photo_401851Although it’s not off the bench quite yet, the new Audi Q8 has made it into the Audi vehicle lineup. The new Q8 is going to be one of four couple-like crossovers that are going to be launched by Audi over the coming years.

If each of these projects happen, there will be several prominent changes happening in their vehicle lineup. More specifically, the new Q2 will descend from the A1, the Q4 will descend from the Q3, the Q6 will descend from the Q5, and finally, the Q8 will descend from the Q7. The Q8 is, by far, the largest of the group.

Why does it Matter?

There is a wide range of untapped potential in the sporty SUV industry, and this is something that Audi desperately wants to take control of. One of their primary aims to reproduce the unexpected success experienced by the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, or the BMW X6. In the end, the Audi Q8 will simply add a more diversified element into the brand’s lineup, ultimately attracting more customers.

What Platform is the Vehicle Based on?

The Q8, just like the Q6 and Q5, is based on the VW Group’s “MLB” platform. This platform shares similarities with the wheelbase and track of the Q7, as well as similarities with many of Audi’s current passenger vehicles. The MLB platform is basically built on a front-wheel drive foundation, but the Q8 is going to steer in a slightly different direction and offer four-wheel drive.

In theory, the bones of the MLB platform can offer an infinite number of possibilities in regards to powertrains. For the Q8, expect to see either a V8 or V6 engine. One likely candidate for the vehicle is a supercharged V6, 3.0-liter engine. Another possibility is a V8, 4.0-liter turbocharged engine for the high performance model. Audi has strongly considered a plug-in hybrid model (although time will tell whether or not this plan will falls through).

Audi’s signature seven-speed dual-clutch transmission isn’t a likely option for the Q8. Instead, it will probably be equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which should help increasing its towing capabilities. Some of the vehicles competing against the new Q8 are the Mercedes-Benz MLC, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and BMW X6. However, there’s no doubt that Audi will outperform all of them with their new and innovative design and engine upgrades.

Estimated Arrival and MSRP

Consumers should start seeing the new Q8 available for sale in 2016, although the exact date has yet to be released. Audi hasn’t given an MSRP, but based on the vehicle’s upgrades and technological advancements, it’s definitely going to cost more than the Q7.

This means that driver should expect to pay more than $50,000 for a base level Q8, with the more advanced models costing more than $100,000. Is it worth it though? Most definitely, especially with all of the features and upgrades that it has to offer. Visit Audi of Tucson to learn more about when this vehicle will be available for purchase.