HERNDON, VA - Audi identified its top performing U.S. dealerships throughout 2009, a year that saw the brand and its retail partners gain momentum despite economic challenges.

The 58 Audi dealerships out of 270 operating nationally last year earned the 2009 Magna Society recognition by providing superlative customer service while achieving strong overall business performance.

Audi established the Magna Society to recognize U.S. dealerships that stand out as the best of the best. To qualify, dealerships can't just meet or exceed sales targets. They must also demonstrate they are maintaining a solid financial foundation, merit high customer satisfaction scores and show their facilities and staffs represent the progressive Audi culture.

"The ability of Audi to flourish in these times has been built on sound business practices, a sharper brand identity and the outstanding customer service provided by our best dealers," said Mark Del Rosso, Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. "With the Magna Society we recognize the U.S. dealers who have provided the best examples in 2009."

The annual Magna Society awards fit with long-range plans established by Audi and its franchise partners to make Audi facilities more exclusive. Between 2003 and 2011, Audi dealers made plans to spend $1 billion on facilities - a level of investment that has changed little amid the current economic downturn. Since 2006, the number of exclusive Audi dealerships has increased 34% to 135 out of 271 overall in the U.S. today. By the end of this year, Audi expects to have 140 exclusive dealerships.

"Commitment like this from dealers shows the excitement generated by the Audi brand and the collection of exceptional motor cars Audi has been introducing in recent years," said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. "It is the basis for a very bright future for Audi, its dealer partners and, most of all, customers."

2009 Magna Winners are listed by state on the next page.


The 2009 Magna Society award winners listed by state are:

  Tom Williams Audi               Irondale
  Parker Audi                     Little Rock
  Audi Chandler                   Chandler
  Audi North Scottsdale           Phoenix
  Audi of Downtown L.A.           Los Angeles
  Hoehn Audi                      Carlsbad
  Rector Audi                     Burlingame
  Rusnak Audi                     Pasadena
  Rusnak/Westlake Audi            Thousand Oaks
  Stevens Creek Audi              San Jose
  Walter's Audi                   Riverside
  Audi of Fairfield               Fairfield
  Danbury Audi                    Danbury
  Hoffman Audi                    East Hartford
  Audi Melbourne                  Melbourne
  Audi Naples                     Naples
  Reeves Audi                     Tampa
  Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta          Atlanta
  Carousel Audi Iowa City         Iowa City
  Continental Audi of Naperville  Naperville
  Laurel Audi of Westmont         Westmont
  Team Audi                       Merrillville
  Tom Wood Audi                   Indianapolis
  Audi Burlington                 Burlington
  Audi Westwood                   Westwood
  Audi of Rochester Hills         Rochester Hills
  Delta Audi                      Grand Rapids
  Carousel Audi                   Minneapolis
  Rochester Audi                  Rochester
  Audi West County                Ellisville
  North Carolina
  Flow Audi                       Winston-Salem
  Flow Audi of Greensboro         Greensboro
  Audi Henderson                  Henderson
  New Hampshire
  Audi Stratham                   Stratham
  New Jersey
  Bell Audi                       Edison
  Flemington Audi                 Flemington
  Paul Miller Audi                Parsippany
  New York
  Atlantic Audi West Islip        West Islip
  Biener Audi                     Great Neck
  Mohegan Lake Audi               Mohegan Lake
  Sunnyside Audi                  Middleburg Heights
  White-Allen Audi                Dayton
  Audi Mechanicsburg              Mechanicsburg
  Knopf Audi                      Allentown
  Roth Audi                       Erie
  YBH Audi                        Edgemont
  Rhode Island
  Inskip Audi                     Warwick
  South Carolina
  McDaniels Audi of Charleston    Charleston
  South Dakota
  Graham Audi                     Sioux Falls
  Audi Chattanooga                Chattanooga
  Momentum Audi                   Houston
  Roger Beasley Audi              Austin
  Strong Audi                     Salt Lake City
  Audi of Tysons Corner           Vienna
  Barrier Audi                    Bellevue
  Overturf Audi                   Kennewick
  Audi Wausau                     Wausau
  Car City Audi                   Eau Claire


Originally posted on Automotive Fleet