Audi global sales up 8pc
Ingolstadt, January 14, 2014
German premium automaker Audi has sold more than 1.57 million cars globally in 2013, up 8.3 per cent compared to the previous year.
The major growth drivers in the past year were the company’s three biggest export markets – China (up 21.2 per cent), US (13.5 per cent) and UK (14.9 per cent), said a statement.
Audi concluded the year with a 18.4 per cent growth in global deliveries in December, increasing sales in all the regions compared to the same month of 2012.
Rupert Stadler, chairman, said: “We achieved our intermediate strategic goal of 1.5 million deliveries two years earlier than planned. This means that in the past four years alone, Audi has attracted more than 600,000 new customers.”
In 2013, growth for Audi was accelerated by the success of the new A3 generation, he said.
The model line’s sales total climbed 18.6 per cent, while The Sedan, the latest addition to the A3 family, went on sale in its first markets in September.
In China and the US, the new generation of the A3 will be launched from spring 2014.
The Q3, Q5 and Q7 SUV models also posted a strong increase in deliveries last year, with an increase of 23.8 per cent in sales. - TradeArabia News Service