Audi worldwide auto sales in October up 23.9 percent [table] image

VW’s owned premium automaker Audi Ag on Monday said that in October has delivered 108,500 vehicles – up 23.9 percent compared to the 2010 October.

Year to date sales rose to around 1,081,700 vehicles, up 18 percent. Thus, Audi should already reach its yearly sales record of 1,092,411 cars set in 2010 in the first days of November.

“Sales in the United States have developed very positively across the entire model range. In Western Europe our new models are accelerating growth: there are good prospects for Audi in the coming months in the region, helped for example by the high order intake for the new Audi Q3.” Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing said.

In the United States, the Germans sold 95,206 vehicles – up 16.5 percent, while in China the automaker recorded an increase of 61.7 percent to 27,729 vehicles last month (253,739 units, 32.1 percent up on the prior-year period.).

In Japan Audi’s sales rose by 22 percent to 17,749 units from January through October.

Audi reports that a particularly strong sales performance in the United Kingdom drove growth in
Western Europe. With sales of 7,601 units, AUDI AG delivered 30.9 percent more cars last month than in October 2010. From January through October, sales increased to 101,382 units, 14.3 percent up on the prior-year figure.