September: Audi worldwide sales up 17.1 percent image

Sales figures for AUDI AG continue to increase significantly in all regions of the world: The Company sold around 120, 200 cars worldwide in September – 17.1 percent more than during the same month last year.

“In the first week of October we have already reached in China the record sales we achieved in 2010, ” Peter Schwarzenbauer, the Ingolstadt, Germany-based company’s head of sales said in the statement.

“The third quarter has been an especially successful one for Audi in China. We were able to significantly extend our premium segment lead thanks in part to our expanded production capacities,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management for Marketing and Sales at AUDI AG.

China remains the largest sales market for the Ingolstadt-based company. In addition to the locally manufactured models Audi A4L and Q5, the success of the four rings in China was driven above all by the Q7 and the A8L.

In Europe, the Germans sold 67,200 cars – 9.0 percent more compared to the same period of last year.
The dynamic growth in Eastern Europe continued for Audi in September with a 20.7 percent increase in sales.

In the United States, demand for the new 2012 Audi A6 increased 42.8%, Audi Q7 YTD sales enjoy 30.8% uptick. Audi A3 TDI and Audi Q7 TDI accounted for 51% and 46.5% of sales mix; respectively
Audi U.S. year-to-date sales date grew 15.5% to 84,981. The luxury car brand has recorded record sales in 13 out of the past 14 months.

In the month of September 2011, Audi India sold 555 luxury cars in India, compared to 302 cars sold in September 2010.