Santa Ana, California, April 26, 2012 – Commonwealth Audi of Santa Ana is happy to announce that the new 2012 Audi A7 has been awarded the title of “Best Sport Utility Vehicle” 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 Car” in addition to “Best Sport Utility Vehicle”.
“We are so proud to be able to share the news with our California Audi customers,” says Commonwealth Audi General Manager Matt Crandall. “At Audi, we are always striving to provide exceptional products and service, and this award helps confirm our dedication to offering this at a great value.”
The “Best Sport Utility” was awarded to the Audi A7 based on the lowest projected total cost of ownership during the first five years among luxury cars. Kelly Blue Book is an esteemed third-party automotive market analysis provider and has introduced The Total Cost of Ownership Awards this year. It is a new set of awards that highlight the objective market value category now available online – Total Cost of Ownership.
Kelly Blue Book incorporates valuation data from objective third party services. 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 sport utility vehicles. The Audi A7 beat out all the other luxury sport utility vehicles for total cost of ownership, including those that offered free maintenance and service during the initial five year ownership period.
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