On AUDI AG’s home market, sales of the A5 car line remained successful. The Audi model enjoying the biggest surge in demand was the A6, with demand among corporate clients rising considerably again. The A1 also contributed towards the good monthly tally in its first month on sale. “The A1 is proving a huge hit: Over two-thirds of the units that we will have available to ship this year have already been pre-ordered,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management for Marketing and Sales at AUDI AG. “This new volume model will give us extra momentum in Europe in the fourth quarter. For 2011, we have already increased the production capacity of the A1 by 20 percent.”
In other European markets, sales figures are on the increase, too. In Europe as a whole, the brand posted an 8.3 percent rise in sales in the past month. Sales picked up especially in Eastern Europe, while in France Audi expects to end 2010 as premium market leader for the first time ever.
On the Chinese market, Audi delivered a new monthly record of 22,125 units