Audi worldwide sales up 17 percent in August image

Volkswagen AG premium unit Audi’s August sales rose 17.1 percent worldwide to 94,100 units compared with the year-ago period, the company said in an statement today.

The brand with the four rings confirmed its leading position in China with 28,068 cars sold, up 25.5 percent; in the United States, Audi continued its double-digit growth with an increase of 11.1 percent. In Europe Audi sales rose by another 13.7 percent.

In Germany, where car industry group VDA raised its 2011 outlook for the car market last week, Audi’s vehicle sales rose 20.2 percent to 18,506 in August.

Aside from the sustained popularity of Audi’s SUVs – the Audi Q5 and the Q7 – the significant gains for the Audi A4 Avant show that it is attracting large corporate customers. Sales of Germany’s top-selling model rose in August by 14.4 percent compared to the same month last year, to around 3,800 units.

Sales for AUDI AG In the month of August Cumulative
2011 2010 Change from 2010 2011 2010 Change from 2010
World 94,100 80,344 +17.1% 853,000 727,609 +17.4%
Europe 44,200 38,904 +13.7% 484,800 429,628 +12.8%
- Germany 18,506 15,394 +20.2% 165,020 142,336 +15.9%
- UK 3,613 2,895 +24.8% 75,128 66,752 +12.5%
- Italy 2,506 2,815 -11.0% 41,023 39,595 +3.6%
- France 3,258 3,410 -4.5% 41,500 33,950 +22.2%
- Spain 2,111 2,582 -18.2% 29,844 29,934 -0.3%
- Russia 2,010 1,479 +35.9% 15,800 12,579 +25.6%
USA 10,201 9,182 +11.1% 75,256 65,439 +15.0%
Brazil 501 300 +67.0% 3,209 2,019 +58.9%
Asia-Pacific 32,800 26,128 +25.5% 236,500 185,878 +27.2%
China
(incl. Hong Kong)
28,068 22,358 +25.5% 196,534 152,782 +28.6%
- India 510 250 +104.0% 3,655 1,876 +94.8%