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Lexus GS 430, Acura RL, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S80, Audi A6, Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac STS, Sedan
#6043 of 10348 Re: January 2006 Sales Midsize Luxury Sedans [jrock65]
Feb 01, 2006 (2:16 pm)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Continuing the trend of sales increases from 2005, Audi of America, Inc. posted a 19.8% increase in sales for January 2006. Audi sold a total of 6,084 vehicles versus 5,077 vehicle sales in January 2005. Leading the sales gain for the month was the A6 with a total of 1,617, a 33.4% increase over last year. The A8 also had impressive gains with sales of 516 vehicles, a 44.5% increase over January 2005.
We are striving to make 2006 an all-time record-sales year for Audi of America, said Johan de Nysschen, Executive Vice President of Audi of America. With the addition of the A3 3.2 quattro premium compact and the upcoming Audi Q7 performance SUV, 2006 looks to be a very bright year for Audi.
OK, here is a question for the real fact finders here -- is there any available data that would tell the MODEL Name/number of the 5, E, GS, M & STS.
My dealer, as I have noted says "40%+ of the 5's are either 525xi's or 530xi's" -- I would think our climate has something to do with this, wonder what the overall numbers are, that is?
The M's sold here at the ONE Cincinnati dealer are "mostly" M35X's -- whatever that means.
And, "all I see" are Mercedes 4Matics here in River City.
Just wondering if such data points are "out there" for our consumption?
P.S. What happened to the RL?
#6044 of 10348 Dependability vs. Initial Quality
Feb 01, 2006 (2:16 pm)
The JD Powers survey I posted was not for initial quality, it was long term dependability, in which they bench-marked model year 2002 cars and trucks over a 3 year period.
#6046 of 10348 Re: January 2006 Sales Midsize Luxury Sedans [markcincinnati]
Feb 01, 2006 (2:31 pm)
Indeed not a bright month for Acura. What happened to the E class? The M was only around 100 cars off of the GS. Anyone think Infiniti will beat Lexus in 2K6?
#6047 of 10348 Re: January 2006 Sales Midsize Luxury Sedans [lexusguy]
Feb 01, 2006 (2:56 pm)
No big concern for Acura. Acura's "Bread & Butter" cars are both the TL and TSX. Both models increased in sales versus last year. The TSX increased by over 40 percent. Based on those figures Acura is basking in the sun!
#6048 of 10348 Look out for the Germans!
Feb 01, 2006 (3:03 pm)
Germans are taking over the LPS segment. Audi sales increased over 19 percent and BMW LPS sales increased almost 23 percent!
It appears buyers are willing to spend a premium price for European performance and handling. And I dont blame them.
#6049 of 10348 Re: Look out for the Germans! [dewey]
Feb 01, 2006 (3:12 pm)
Sales of the E60 are up a whopping 42.8% since January 2005.
#6050 of 10348 Re: Look out for the Germans! [hpowders]
Feb 01, 2006 (3:20 pm)
What distinguishes the BMW E60 from the cars in the Japanese LPS segment is that aging makes the E60 more attractive. BMWs are similar to aged vintage wine while the Japanese alternatives are like aged Coca Cola past the expiry date. I can predict with 20/20 vision that the Lexus GS lose its sales momentum real soon.
#6051 of 10348 Re: Look out for the Germans! [dewey]
Feb 01, 2006 (3:36 pm)
Good posts. The German cars are hititng Lexus hard in the midrange? hey, dewey, what if the new Toyota Camry is nice enough to take away Lexus sales as well. Toyota still wins, but I wonder if they could somehow end up competing against themselves? Hmmm . . . what am I thinking here?
#6052 of 10348 Re: Look out for the Germans! [tagman]
Feb 01, 2006 (3:40 pm)
I seriously doubt GS shoppers would ever consider a Camry. You can buy two V6 Camrys for the price of a GS430. The new ES350 however...