The cheating emissions scandal, whose effects spread to all corners of the globe, might have hurt the VW Group, but even so, Audi is doing great, thank you very much.
With 132,350 cars delivered to customers in August, up by 2.9 percent, Audi AG has achieved “its 80th month of growth in a row“, according to Dietmar Voggenreiter, Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “This impressive sequence shows that our business is geared towards solid long-term success. In a generally difficult market environment, a healthy, sustainable development is therefore a top priority for us.”
Sales of the company in China, including Hong Kong, are up by 8.8 percent, to 49,154 units, followed shortly by Europe, where the automaker delivered 48,750 vehicles in the eighth month of the year, a 6.6 percent increase. In Germany, 17,678 customers went for a brand new Audi, while in the UK, 6,336 cars were sold.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the United States accounted for 19,264 deliveries last month, up 2.5 percent, pulled by the Q models, which were chosen by 9,004 consumers. In Canada, 2,597 cars were moved by Audi in August, up 6.9 percent, while in South America, the markets proved more challenging and in Brazil, which is the region’s largest market, sales dropped by 24.5 percent, to 1,065 cars.
Since the beginning of the year, Audi moved 1,234,900 vehicles worldwide, a 4.9 percent increase, out of which 572,450 in Europe (+7.4 percent), with Germany acting as the region’s most important player with 208,378 (+11.6 percent). In China, the automaker delivered 385,734 units, up 6.8 percent, and in the USA, 134,562 examples were sold, a 3.5 percent increase.