- Abu Dhabi is leading the Middle East market for sales of Audi’s flagship all-new A8 model
- The Audi A8 was voted as “World Luxury Car 2018” by the World Car Awards at the New York Auto Show
- Audi Abu Dhabi have achieved 100 percent of their sales target for the Audi A8
Abu Dhabi, 05 August 2018 – Abu Dhabi is leading the way for regional sales of the luxury all-new Audi A8, achieving 100 per cent of their sales target for May, June and July, outselling all other GCC markets for this flagship model. The Abu Dhabi based dealership also achieved the highest number of new car sales across the Middle East region for the month of June.
The Audi A8 was recently voted as ‘World Luxury Car 2018” at New York Auto Show by a panel of 82 jury members from 24 countries. Criteria assessed included the emotional appeal, passenger comfort and safety, environmental aspects as well as driving performance, market relevance and price-performance ratio.
The flagship model was also voted as the most innovative model of 2018 at the “Automotive Innovations Award” presented by the Center of Automotive Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers AG.
Mark Austin, General Manager at Audi Abu Dhabi commented, “Featuring strikingly stylish design outside and in, combined with the superior performance synonymous with Audi, the all-new Audi A8 provides the ultimate in luxury and sophistication, something which clearly has a strong appeal to our customers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
We are seeing a return of confidence in new car sales in general, and we are proud to achieve 100 percent of our targets for the last two months. We are predicting this success to continue into the second half of 2018,” he continued.
The successful all-new Audi A8L is available in the UAE with a 3.0-litre V6 turbo engine that delivers 340hp and has quattro all-wheel drive fitted as standard.
The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini, is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment. It is present in more than 100 markets worldwide and produces at 16 locations in twelve countries. 100 percent subsidiaries of AUDI AG include Audi Sport GmbH (Neckarsulm), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy) and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy).
In 2017, the Audi Group delivered to customers about 1.878 million automobiles of the Audi brand, 3,815 sports cars of the Lamborghini brand and 55,900 motorcycles of the Ducati brand. In the 2017 fiscal year, AUDI AG achieved total revenue of €60.1 billion and an operating profit of €5.1 billion. At present, approximately 90,000 people work for the company all over the world, more than 60,000 of them in Germany. Audi focuses on sustainable products and technologies for the future of mobility.
AUDI AG’s commitment to the region was confirmed through the foundation of its fully owned subsidiary in 2005. The current Middle East model range comprises the Audi A3 & S3 Sedan and RS 3 Sedan/Sportback, A4 and S4, the A5/S5 Coupe, Sportback and Cabriolet and RS 5 Coupe and Cabriolet, the A6, S6, RS 6 performance, A7, S7, RS 7 & RS 7 performance, A8, A8 L, S8 & S8 plus, the Audi Q2, Q3, RS Q3 performance, Q5 & SQ5, Q7 and the Audi TT Coupe/Roadster, TTS Coupe, TT RS Coupe, the Audi R8 Coupe, R8 Coupe V10 plus as well as the R8 V10 Spyder.