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Audi Nabs Trio of ALG Residual Value Awards

Last updated Monday, November 25, 2013 10:00 ET

Luxury Automaker's A5, A6 and Q5 Top Their Respective Classes

Nashua, USA, 11/25/2013 / SubmitMyPR /

Though many car buyers obsess over sticker prices, overall value can be better determined by the amount they get back when they trade in a model down the road. In the luxury market, there are three Audi vehicles predicted by auto researcher ALG to lead their segments in retaining the highest percentage of their MSRPs after three years of ownership. The 2014 Audi A5, A6 and Q7 each recently received 2014 ALG Residual Value Awards.

ALG determines its residual values based on factors like historical vehicle performance, segment competition and industry trends. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the value of used cars dropped by 3.5 percent in October, the largest decline in two years, making it even more important for buyers to choose a model that can maintain its appeal. The Audi A5, A6 and Q7 are expected to keep the highest percentage of their MSRPs in the Premium Midsize Car, Premium Fullsize Car and Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle -- 3 Row segments, respectively.

"Residual values are particularly important in the luxury market, where buyers are dealing with a larger investment and every percentage point represents a larger portion of savings," said Larry Bedell, general manager of Audi of Nashua, an Audi dealer serving NH. "Audi vehicles are built to provide high levels of performance, luxury and quality for many years, so they maintain more of their value for when you decide it's time to trade in for a newer model."

The Audi A5 proved its long-term value twice over this month, earning a 2014 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award as well. Besting the second-place 2014 Lexus GS 350, the 2014 Audi A5 is estimated to retain 43.8 percent of its original list price after five years, leading the Luxury Car category. Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com praised the A5's engaging drivetrains, beautiful styling and breadth of features and options while presenting the award.

About Audi of Nashua:
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