Santa Ana, California, April 26, 2012 – Commonwealth Audi of Santa Ana is pleased to announce that the new 2012 Audi A5 has been awarded the title of “Best Luxury Car” in the 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Awards presented by Kelly Blue Book. In the inaugural year for the Total Cost of Ownership Awards, Audi won three categories, including “Best Overall Luxury Brand” and “Best Luxury Sport Utility” in addition to “Best Luxury Car”.
“We are sure our customers will be happy to hear this news,” says Commonwealth Audi General Manager Matt Crandall. “Audi has a legacy for engineering impressive style and performance at a great value, and it is great to have this award confirm that.”
Kelly Blue Book, an esteemed third-party automotive market analysis provider, has introduced The Total Cost of Ownership Awards is a new set of awards as part of their new category of objective market value analysis. The “Best Luxury Car” was awarded based on the lowest projected total cost of ownership during the first five years among luxury cars.
The value takes into account ownership expenses including depreciation values, average registration fees, estimated fuel costs, insurance costs, and general maintenance and repair costs that can be expected during the initial five year period. The ultimate residual value was then compared to the average residual value across a panel of luxury brands. The Audi A5 beat out all the other luxury cars for total cost of ownership, including those that offered free maintenance and service during the initial five year ownership period.
Kelly Blue Book gathers the valuation data from objective third party services. Total costs of ownership values are now available at the Kelly Blue Book website on many different vehicles. Visitors to the website can access charts and graphs to better understand cost breakdowns and view comparisons over an initial 5 year ownership period, providing objective insight into the true cost of a vehicle.
About Commonwealth Audi of Santa Ana
Commonwealth Audi of Santa Ana has been serving Orange County drivers since 1989, offering a friendly and familiar car buying experience. Commonwealth Audi of Santa Ana is a proud member of the Penske Automotive Group and is dedicated to providing experienced, friendly, personal sales and service assistance. As the premier Audi dealership in Orange County, California, Commonwealth Audi makes purchasing a car fun and easy.
Visitors can stop by to test drive their favorite Audi model or browse the vast inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles online. So whether you are looking to purchase a vehicle, need parts or service, or would like information about the latest Audi products and innovations, Commonwealth Audi is here to help.
1425 Auto Mall Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705