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Audi Honors 61 Dealers With 2013 Magna Society Awards

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/14 --

  • Recognized dealers represent the best of the best among all Audi retailers in the U.S.
  • Dealers must meet customer and business objectives set by Audi to earn the award
  • Audi dealers across the nation continue to invest in their network and focus on benchmark levels of customer and ownership experience

Audi honored its top performing dealerships in the U.S. with the Magna Society Awards, a reflection of the dealers' exceptional performance in 2013 as well as an increase in sales over the past year.

Overall, Audi awarded 61 dealers the 2013 Magna Society Awards. Each dealer was recognized for its outstanding level of customer service as well as strong business performance. Among the recipients, 12 dealerships were recognized as 2013 Audi Elite Magna Society winners, an honor reserved for standout performance as the best of the best.

The 12 2013 Audi Elite Magna Society Winners are: Stevens Creek Audi (CA), Hoffman Audi of New London (CT), New Orleans Audi (LA), Audi Burlington (MA), Audi Natick (MA), Audi Henderson (NV), Audi Willoughby (OH), Audi Wilsonville (OR), Audi Hilton Head (SC), Audi North Houston (TX), Audi Appleton (WI) and Audi North Shore (WI).

The Magna Society was established by Audi to recognize dealerships that rise above the fold as top performers. In order to qualify, dealerships must go beyond just meeting or exceeding sales targets. They need to prove they maintain a solid foundation, merit high customer satisfaction scores and demonstrate their facilities and staffs represent the progressive Audi culture.

"As Audi continues to develop its dealer network across the United States, the brand continues to make progress toward the goal of becoming the country's top luxury automaker," said Mark Del Rosso, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. "The Annual Magna Society Awards recognize those dealers that lead by example through a successful business model and help drive the goals of the entire Audi brand."

The Magna Society awards fit with long-range plans established by Audi and its franchise partners to make Audi facilities more exclusive. In 2013, the number of dealership locations exclusively selling Audi models increased by the end of the year to 161 in the U.S. from 15 dealerships operating in 1999. Audi also increased its share of the U.S. imported luxury car segment to 10.1% based on record annual U.S. sales of 158,061 units in 2013.

The 2013 Magna Society award winners are as follows:

Arizona                              Nevada
  Audi Chandler                        Audi Henderson *
Arkansas                               Audi Reno Tahoe
  Parker Audi                        New Hampshire
California                             Audi of Nashua
  Audi Beverly Hills                 New Jersey
  Audi Concord                         Bell Audi
  Audi Marin                           Town Audi
  Audi of Downtown L.A.              New York
  Audi Pacific                         Audi Brooklyn
  Audi West Covina                     Audi Southampton
  Circle Audi                          Langan Audi
  Hoehn Audi                         North Carolina
  Keyes Audi                           Audi Asheville
  Livermore Audi                     North Dakota
  Niello Audi                          Fargo Audi
  Rector Audi                        Ohio
  Santa Monica Audi                    Audi Willoughby *
  Stevens Creek Audi *                 Beechmont Audi
  Walter's Audi                      Oklahoma
Colorado                               Audi Tulsa
  McDonald Automotive Group Audi     Oregon
Connecticut                            Audi Bend
  Hoffman Audi of New London *         Audi Wilsonville *
  New Country Audi of Greenwich        Sunset Audi
Florida                              Pennsylvania
  Audi Coral Springs                   Audi Mechanicsburg
  Audi Melbourne                       Audi Warrington
  Audi Naples                        South Carolina
  Audi Pembroke Pines                  Audi Hilton Head *
Georgia                              Texas
  Audi North Atlanta                   Audi Central Houston
  Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta               Audi North Houston *
Idaho                                  Audi San Juan
  Audi Boise                           Audi South Austin
Illinois                             Utah
  Fletcher Jones Audi                  Ken Garff Audi
  The Audi Exchange                    Strong Audi
Louisiana                            Vermont
  New Orleans Audi *                   Audi South Burlington
Massachusetts                        Wisconsin
  Audi Burlington *                    Audi Appleton *
  Audi Natick *                        Audi North Shore *
  Audi Shrewsbury
                                     * Audi Elite Magna Society

Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered 1,575,500 vehicles to customers globally in 2013, and broke all-time company sales records for the 4th straight year in the U.S. Through 2018, AUDI AG will invest about $30 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

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