Originally Posted by The Pretender
I don't think the new one will do any better, sales wise.
What's funny is I've seen posts elsewhere that crow about how Audi's sales are improving at usually some amazing percent, yet Audi has a LONG way to catch up to the volume that BMW and Mercedes enjoy in NA.
The new A4 looks like a missed opportunity.
When the CLA came out and it siphoned off some of the previous C-Class' sales in addition conquest sales it earned for Mercedes. Mercedes wisely gave buyers a reason to purchase the new C Class by upping the ante.
The A3 is a great reason NOT to buy the current A4 and the new A4 doesn't seem to have an infusion of style--like the C Class got--to avoid sales poaching by the A3.
Maybe Lincoln and Cadillac aren't the most clueless luxury brands.