Audi AG, the premium automaker that belongs to German carmaker Volkswagen AG, has announced in a statement that its worldwide growth in October was of 10.8%, reaching total deliveries of around 146,200 units.
Although usually carmakers have been posting different results when it comes to the global regions, Audi managed to have a “sales increase in all regions around the globe,” according to sales chief Luca de Meo. Also, Audi managed to sell from January to October (included) around 1,444,900 cars, another double-digit growth (10.1%). The month was especially favorable for the brand’s three major export markets: China rose 17%, the United States climbed 16.5% and the United Kingdom jumped 22%.
According to Audi, even as the overall European region is still deeply behind the pre-recession levels of 2007, the carmaker managed to post a new record for the sales in the January through October period – 655,100 autos, with October alone bringing an increase of 5.4% to 65,100 units. The British market topped the region with 12,721 cars sold in October (up 22.1%), followed by Spain with an increase of 21.3% to 3,139 units. The German home market rose slightly from the figures tallied last year, delivering 22,905 vehicles (up 0.5%). The US grew well – by 16.5% to 15,150 cars and China remained the carmaker’s best single market with a rise of 17% to 48,108 autos.