Audi Says Half Of Its Global Sales In 2025 Will Be From SUVs

It is no secret that SUVs and crossovers are more popular than ever before. Audi sees this trend continuing well into the future.

In a statement announcing its May sales, the automaker made the bold proclamation that by the year 2025, 50 per cent of the Audi’s sales throughout the world will be for SUVs.

Unsurprisingly, Audi has already hit this mark in the United States where 51 per cent of sales are derived from SUVs. As it stands, 33 per cent of Audi sales in Europe are SUVs while 34 per cent of sales in China are SUVs.

Customers are buying SUVs in record numbers

Audi’s most popular SUV is the all-new Q5. This year, 125,750 examples have been sold around the world and in May alone, 24,700 were sold, a 16 per cent increase over May 2017.

The manufacturer’s faith in SUVs is obvious with its product plans. In the coming years, Audi is expected to launch a baby Q1 and a new model dubbed the Q4 to rival the Range Rover Evoque and BMW X2. Just a few days ago, the long-awaited Q8 was also launched and deliveries will begin shortly.

Audi is also investing heavily in electric SUVs. Next year, the all-electric E-Tron Quattro will hit the market and at least two other zero-emissions SUVs have been confirmed as part of a plan to launch 20 electrified vehicles by 2025.

more photos...
  • TrevP

    And the SUV craze continues. I don’t think it will ever die down to be honest

    • Alfa Giulia QV

      Not unless you disrupt the world’s supply of oil and blow up every tanker out there. But no way that’s ever happening.

      • TrevP

        haha yea no way. There’s too much money to be made. At least electrification is starting up.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    And they will still look boring as crap.

  • Six_Tymes

    that number will come before 2025

  • Puddingpopper

    Anyone remember when Audi was the anti SUV?

  • ProtectOurHeritage

    Bland! Just like most of the other cars Volkswagen Group churn out these days.

  • Bo Hanan

    Congratulations Audi, thanks!
    P.S. The Q8 is ugly.

  • DanSemering

    Love my Q5

BMW X4 Driver Hits An X1 Trying To Overtake, Almost Rolls Over

That was a serious error by the X4’s driver, and they really should consider themselves lucky.

Drifting The Alpine A110 On Track Will Put A Smile On Your Face

With 252PS driving the rear wheels and a balanced chassis, the A110 powerslides at will.

Just In: This Is The 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

The wild Superleggera makes the DB11 AMR look restrained by comparison.

Brabham Wants To Race And Win Le Mans With BT62 Hypercar

Brabham could race in the top class alongside Ferrari, McLaren, Aston, Mercedes and Toyota.

VW Launching Armada Of Petrol- And Diesel-Powered Models And EVs By 2024

In the next five years, the German brand will introduce no less than 17 all-new vehicles.

New Peugeot 308 Due In 2020, GT And GTi To Be Electrified

The next 308 will be underpinned by an evolution of the EMP2 platform and be slightly bigger, yet lighter.

VW’s New 254 HP Amarok Diesel Starts From £34,325 In The UK

The V6 TDI Amarok has a permanent all-wheel drive system and an 8-speed auto.

Bid On This Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce, Make Other Car Enthusiasts Jealous

The car features a rebuilt two-liter engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox and appears in top condition.

Police Tase Drunk Man Who Was Having His Way With… A Tailpipe?

The suspect was intoxicated and ignored the cops,, so they were forced to immobilize him.

The Tail Spin Holden FB Was Frankensteined From Five Cars, Including An R33 Skyline

This old Holden is actually made up from five cars, with a Nissan Skyline donating its chassis.