I remember the first time I ever got behind the wheel of an Audi, I was making a beer run for a High School party in an early 80’s Audi 5000 S. The car in question belonged to my friend Jennifer’s Dad and truth be told he had no idea we were driving it as they were conveniently out for the evening. I remember it was silver with black leather interior, had great pickup and was actually quite fun to drive. At this point in my life I was more interested in chicks than cars, but even so, I knew that being behind the wheel of this German sports sedan was a treat.
For the last 40 years Audi has been selling cars in America. They started off with the Audi 100 and Audi Super 90, two little cars that would eventually help Audi become one of the best known automotive brands in the world. Recently Audi hit a milestone, a BIG milestone because on July 20 in Van Nuys, California a customer walked into Keyes Audi and purchased the 2 millionth Audi sold in America. The car in question was an Audi A3 TDI and according to the company, they wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America stated that, “The story of Audi in the U.S. is really a story written by the hundreds of thousands of people who’ve invited our brand into their lives,” “We’re grateful for those opportunities.”
Selling two million of anything is quite an impressive feat, but for a car company to do so in this day and age is just downright amazing. Cheers Audi, it’s time for another beer run.