Audi reported October sales up 13.9% to 123, 600 vehicles, thanks to increased demand for the Q3, Q5 and Q7 SUV models and the A5 family.
From January to October the automaker sold 1,221,150 vehicles, an increase of 12.9% compared with the same period last year. Audi saw its sales increase even in the struggling Europe, where it sold with 4.2% more cars than last year, in the US sales saw an increase of 14.5% and in China the automaker gained 29.5%.
“China remains one of the major growth drivers for Audi: We already surpassed the record total for the whole of last year during this October, and 2012 will see us set a very good new record,” says Luca de Meo, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Sales and Marketing.
The automaker opened new segments in China by introducing the compact SUV Q3, the A4 allroad quattro and the RS 5 Coupé. But the increase of 29.5% in China was mainly due to the Changchun-built models Audi A6 L and Q5. The automaker also saw a sales increase in South Korea up 62.5% and India up 62.5%, where the Q3 accounted for 76.3% of this increase.