Audi Adding More Models To U.S. Lineup As Its Insatiable Quest For Volume Continues

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
audi adding more models to u s lineup as its insatiable quest for volume continues

In the endless [s]race to the bottom[/s] to be first in overall sales in America, Audi will be adding more models to their U.S. lineup, hoping to increase overall volume while copying Mercedes-Benz and BMW’s strategy of creating unwanted and useless niche models to pawn off on vulgarians with [s]adequate credit to qualify for leasing[/s] money.

The Q3 and A3 sedan appear to be the first products making their way over, and they will surely be the darlings of sorority house parking lots across the nation. Audi will also build cars in the United States starting in 2015, though details regarding vehicles or the location of the plant weren’t announced. Automotive News has Audi boss Rupert Stadler eyeing growth over here in both the SUV and sedan markets, so it’s only a matter of time before we’re flooded with even more derivative products – hopefully the forthcoming A2 concept is as innovative and weird as its predecessor.

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  • Gearspuppy Gearspuppy on Jan 06, 2012

    Looks like photoshopped Audi circles on an FX35. I guess that's what people want.

  • AMC_CJ AMC_CJ on Jan 07, 2012

    So what's the difference between this and the Tiguan..... about $20k?

  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on Jan 07, 2012

    The Ring was a Wagnerian money pit. Audi's got four of them. Audi has circled back in vogue to be discovered again as the foundering parts pit of the past. So we stopped our Panzers for 24 hours before rolling to the finish at Dunkirk. Time needed to facilitate repairs and overhauls to our highly engineered fleet. A fatal mistake that went against the wishes of the leader. For in the interim the allies made swift across the channel.

  • Kurtamaxxguy Kurtamaxxguy on Jan 07, 2012

    All Audi's doing wrt the Q3 is bringing one over for USA'ers to see. They have not decided whether or not they'll actually import it. As for A3 Sedan, Audi's following a tired USA mantra. Seems that for autos, looks trump practicality every time.