Currently only available in a few European markets Audi reports very impressive interest in their new A4 sedan, with 33,000 pre-orders already in hand. The new A4 has only just arrived in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, rolling onto dealer forecourts in these countries over the past few days.
Next month, Audi expect to have the new A4 available in France and Spain with the UK, the A4â€™s strongest export market, to follow in February 08. Audi couldnâ€™t be happier that their bread and butter model is proving so sought after.
â€œAt the time of market launch in the first European countries we already counted 33,000 customer orders. The orders received and the impressive response from customers and the media have exceeded all our expectations. From our perspective, this is an extremely positive sign. As our most-sold model, the Audi A4 holds a special significance with respect to our ambitious goals,â€ said Ralph Weyler, Member of the Board of Management at AUDI AG for Marketing and Sales.
Prior to its public release the A4 has already chalked up some healthy awards, having won the â€œGolden Steering Wheelâ€ as best midsize car by Bild am Sonntag newspaper, and also received the Auto Trophy 2007 from Auto Zeitung magazine, in which it won the top five-star rating in the individual test.