The German company has delivered around 131,300 cars to customers in July, with strong sales from the SUV line-up and a good double-digit growth in China.
Worldwide, Audi sold a total of around 911,800 cars in the first seven months of the year, thereby increasing deliveries by 6.9%. Audi AG officials are very proud of the A3 family and Q3 and Q5 SUV models, which continue to fuel the growth.
“After a strong first half of the year, we expect to surpass our strategic target of 1.5 million deliveries this year, two years earlier than planned,” says Luca de Meo, Member of the Board of Management for Sales at AUDI AG. “This is also underlined by our deliveries in July, which we were able to increase thanks primarily to strong demand for the new A3 family and our Q3 and Q5 SUV models.”
Accordingly, around 113,600 customers bought a model from the A3 line-up from January through July (+9 percent) while deliveries for the Q3 and Q5 SUV’s soared by 61.9% and 17.1%.
Unit sales in China for Audi climbed by 27% in July to 41,766 cars sold. In addition to the Q3 and Q5, both of the other locally manufactured models reported significant increases: the A4 L was up 20.9% and the A6 L up 21.5%. Altogether, Audi exceeded the year-on-year figure by 19% (269,905 units) in the first seven months.
Backed by strong double-digit growth sales in Asia-Pacific (up 19.1% from January through July) and North America (13.7% increase), Audi did not suffer from the harsh situation in Europe, where it posted a -0.2 percent decrease, due to the challenging economic conditions.