Despite the fact that VW Group has yet to come up with a fix for all of its oil burners equipped with cheating emissions devices, customers seem to have forgotten about the huge scandal that started last year.
With 164,350 vehicles delivered globally in April, Audi recorded an increase of 7.5 percent. The four-ring brand’s largest global market remains China (Hong Kong included), where 49,576 units were sold last month, up 9.4 percent, followed by Germany, where a 12.4 percent increase was noted.
“The result for April demonstrates that we have been successfully launching our model initiative in an increasing number of markets. We continued to increase sales in all of our core regions which reflects the sound balance of our business. In China, the trend is positive; in the United States and Europe, Audi has been growing faster than the market since the start of the year“, commented the Audi AGs Sales and Marketing boss, Dietmar Voggenreiter.
Across Europe, 78,250 people chose an Audi in April, up 9.0 percent, while in the United States, the automaker managed to deliver 17,801 vehicles last month, up 5.8 percent from the previous year (16,827). In Mexico, 1,243 Audis found new homes, up 29.9 percent, while Brazil accounted for 1,054 deliveries, down 43.2 percent.
Strong sales growth was achieved last month by the new Q7, which accounted for 8,400 units worldwide, along with the new A4, which sold in 32,100 units, up 34.4 percent, even before its introduction on the Chinese market. Speaking of which, the People’s Republic will get the long wheelbase version of the A4 in the second half of the year, following its world premiere at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show a few weeks ago.