Audi reported November sales up 10.9% to 123,600 vehicles, compared with the same period last year.
From January to November, Audi’s sales increased 12.7% to 1,344,750 cars, exceeding 2011’s record sales after 11 months of the current year. The market where Audi’s sales saw a decrease was Europe, where the economic crisis affects all automakers. On the continent the automaker’s sales were down 1.9% last month, but up 3.5% during the first 11 months of the year. In China sales increased 25.9% in November and in the US 24.4%.
“We are experiencing strong demand in the United States: Audi is growing clearly faster than the U.S. market as a whole, especially in the prestigious full-size class,” says Luca de Meo, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Sales and Marketing.
He also added that the company plans to expand its US diesel range into the full-size class in 2013 with TDI clean diesel versions of the A6, A7 and A8. Next year Audi will launch a TDI version of the Q5, a model which is very popular among American customers. Audi of America saw its sales up 18.6% to 124,469 units during the January-November period, and 24.4% to 12,067 units last month.
In China, Audi reached a record sales month with 37,600 vehicles, up 25.9%, and 370,559 vehicles, up 30.7% from January to November. Growth rates were achieved in many other Asia-Pacific markets, such as Japan up 26.1%, South Korea up 57.6% and India up 89.4%.