The 3er’s top competitor, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, is now readily available in fourth-gen W205 form, and sales are improving as a result.
C-Class volume jumped 26% to 7072 units, 3.7 times the figure achieved by the aging Audi A4.
In between the Benz and the Audi were a handful of other premium brand nameplates: Lexus’s ES, the Infiniti Q50, BMW’s 5-Series, the Acura TLX, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz CLA, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi’s own A3, and the smallest and largest Cadillac cars.
Don’t underestimate the strength that will likely be displayed by a next-gen 2016 Audi A4. Brand-wide Audi sales have now increased in 50 consecutive months. Each new launch is more successful than the last, and the A3 certainly proves that a new Audi can be way more successful than its predecessor. Audi USA has sold more A3s in the last twelve months than in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 combined.
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