Audi sold around 111,750 cars worldwide in January, accounting for an increase of 16.3 percent, helped by strong sales in China and Europe.
Audi deliveries rose 38.5 percent in China, with around 37,678 customers opting for a model with the four rings. The most successful Audi models in China, the carmaker’s largest market, were the locally produced A4 L (+30 percent), Q5 (+55.1 percent) and A6 L models (+52.9 percent, 13,657 units).
In Germany, Audi posted an increase of 11.8 percent, equivalent to 14,611 automobiles sold. In the UK Audi sold 9,878 units (+15.3 percent), while in France deliveries stagnated to 4,011 units. In Russia, Audi managed to increase sales by 19.8 percent, selling 1,725 units in total.
In the United States, Audi posted its highest-ever January sales, with an increase of 7.5 percent to 10,056 units. Mexico (+48.6 percent) and Brazil (+25 percent) posted other significant growth rates in the America sales region in January.
“Although the general economic situation in certain European countries remains challenging, we’ve managed to achieve a very successful start to the year in all regions of the world,” said Luca de Meo, member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing at Audi.
Worldwide, sales figures for the Audi midsize model lines A4, A5 and Q5 posted strong growth (around 50,800 units, an increase of 24.6 percent).