For the second time in six months Audi Australia has increased the price of every model sold in Australia – with supply shortages to blame
Every Audi model sold in Australia has had its price increased this month with material shortages to blame for the bumps, which range from $600 for the A1 small car to $7600 for a high-performance RS7.
This is the second range-wide price increase rolled out by Audi Australia in the last six months. A full price list including every Audi’s new price and increase over last year features at the end of this article.
None of Audi’s price increases reflect major equipment changes to variants, but rather ongoing scarcity of raw materials.
Global supply shortages widely have affected the car industry, with BMW briefly removing toucshcreens from select models last year, Volkswagen taking the Harman Kardon stereo off the Golf R’s standard equipment list, and automotive giant Toyota missing production days.
Every Audi on-sale right now – including the new-generation A3 that is yet to officially launch – has had its price increased for 2022. The general rule is the more expensive the variant, the bigger the jump.
Starting with Audi’s best-selling car in 2021, the Q3 small SUV. The range has grown since its launch in 2019 of Sportback and RS variants and now starts from $50,300 before on-road costs.
The entry-level front-wheel-drive 35 TFSI and mid-spec 40 TFSI Quattro (now $57,900 before on-road costs) have climbed by $2000, while S Line equipped Q3s are up $2100 and the 294kW turbocharged five-cylinder RS Q3 is now $3300 dearer ($96,200).
The larger Q5 midsize SUV gets a proportionally similar monetary bump with the base 40TDI grade $2800 more than before at $72,700 before on-road costs and range-topping turbo-diesel 50 TDI now $94,900, representing a $3900 increase.
Audi’s midsize A4 and A5 also went up, though despite a $2200 hike the $59,900 front-drive A4 35 TFSI still retains its crown as the most affordable German in the segment undercutting the BMW 320i and Mercedes-Benz C200.
Again, it’s at the top of the range the hike hurts the most with the S4 sedan up $3500, as well as the S5 coupe and Sportback $4000 costlier.
Audi’s Q7 three-row large SUV sold more units in 2021 (1646) than the A4 and A5 combined (1612) despite the $109,100 (before on-road costs) price of entry for the 45TDI, which spiked by $4000 for this year-model.
Finally Audi’s small SUV ‘coupe’, the Q2 that now starts from $45,200 for the 35 TFSI which represents a $1600 jump for 2022.
Those buying the 221kW AWD SQ2 for $66,900 will hurt less as the $1600 uniformly affects the Q2 range, representing only a 2.4 percent increase for the performance model against the 3.6 percent for the 35 TFSI.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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