Average increase of two per cent across the Audi range due to 'prevailing currency exchange rates'

Audi will increase prices across its range by an average of two per cent from later this month due to what it describes as "prevailing currency exchange rates".

The price rises come into effect from 25 May; the price of new cars ordered before then will be fixed at their current levels.

Increases range from a 0.6 per cent rise on the cost of a Q7 to a three per cent rise on the list price of Audi's R8 V8 and V10 models.

On the currency exchange rates, Audi said: "Their impact has necessitated an average rise of around two per cent, which in some cases will be partially offset by specification improvements." It points to the TT as an example of this; it has had both visual and equipment upgrades to help offset the rise in the list price.

Previously advertised prices for the upcoming A1, RS5, R8 Spyder and new A8 are not subject to the price increases.

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beachland2 6 May 2010

Re: Audi ups its prices

i hate it when firms take the greedy route when trying to balance costings.

why dont audi reduce the specification of the cars and then keep prices the same,therefoe keeping the cars affordable to the public?

Peter Cavellini 6 May 2010

Re: Audi ups its prices

Audi has got a touch of Euro-itus!, what a shame.

Geetee40 6 May 2010

Re: Audi ups its prices

Ian Bryan wrote:

"prevailing currency exchange rates".

The Euro is on the way down, so countries outside of the euro-zone have to pay more?

Audi’s logic is magic, just like the price of the options that are included in the price even at Mercedes. Never has the price of a re-clothed VW be so high

I just reckon that Audi had longer hedging than Ford had. If I remember right, it was a similar explanation last year from them.