In June Volkswagen’s Audi reached sales of 133,050 units, up 13.1% compared to the same period last year.
From January to June, sales increased 12.3% to 733,250 units, from which 37.8% (193, 871 units) coming from sales in China, which means that every 4th Audi vehicle sold is delivered in China. The second biggest market, Germany, accounts for 18% of the sales total. Audi continues to narrow the gap versus rival BMW which in the first half of this year sold 747,064 vehicles, up 8.3% compared to 2011.
“We’re on track to deliver our targeted 1.4 million vehicles to customers this year,” Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler said in a statement.
Stadler added that the Q3 compact SUV will arrive in China by the end of July. The company expects demand for SUVs and its share of the global premium car market to continue to rise across the world in the following years, which means that its Q family will see strong sales.
“Audi therefore continues to be the bestselling premium brand in China,” stated Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management for Marketing and Sales at AUDI AG: “We intend to remain on this successful path in 2012 and to continue our double-digit growth.”