“August has once again reliable clearly that Audi is behind on lane in China. Following a critical vital constructional decisions in a initial half of a year, China is again a strongest expansion engine,” says Rupert Stadler, CEO of AUDI AG. “We are streamer for a successful third entertain worldwide with courtesy to sales, opposite a backdrop of a slack in tellurian vehicle markets compared with 2016.”
In a final month, a Audi A4L in sole contributed to expansion for a code in China: 10,731 Chinese business opted for a indication in August, 39.5 percent some-more than a year ago. The A6L, a bestselling Audi in a market, posted estimable growth, with sales adult 12.0 percent to 13,069 cars. Across all models, a Four Rings achieved a strongest Aug sales total in Audi’s story in China (+10.3% to 54,205 cars), so serve shortening a accumulative year-on-year decrease to 6.6 percent. Audi has handed over 360,225 automobiles in China given January.
For Audi of America a past month noted a special milestone: With a year-on-year boost of 2.8 percent to 19,811 sales, Aug was a 80th uninterrupted record-breaking month for Audi in a United States. Even in today’s disappearing altogether market, a association has continued to grow month after month and has delivered 141,606 automobiles given a start of a year, 5.2 percent some-more than in a same duration in 2016. In August, in serve to a new A5 family, a Audi Q7 once again saw a pointy boost in direct from U.S. customers. Sales of a full-size SUV increasing by a serve 35.2 percent to 3,174 units. Since Q7 sales also rose by only underneath a third in Canada in Aug (+30.9% to 322 SUVs), roughly half of a Q7 models delivered worldwide went to a U.S. or Canadian patron in a month. Audi in Canada also sealed August, as in a prior months, with high double-digit expansion opposite all models: adult 26.8 percent to 3,292 cars.
Among a vast European markets, Germany, Italy and Spain in sole reported estimable increases in sales total for August. In a German domestic market, Audi exceeded a prior-year month by 6.7 percent with 18,869 automobiles; a 3,394 units sole in Italy paint an boost of 6.0 percent. Spain saw sales boost 8.8 percent to 3,194 automobiles in a past month. In all 3 countries, a successful Q2, as a latest Audi SUV, combined additional direct during a brand’s dealerships. By contrast, unusual effects in a dual largest trade markets in Western Europe dampened a sales change in a segment over a past month. In a United Kingdom (-0.6% to 6,297 cars), Audi sales valid distant some-more volatile than a altogether marketplace in August, where sales are traditionally reduce forward of a permit image changeover in September. In France (-7.3% to 3,674 cars), longer smoothness times for generally renouned indication array in Aug had an impact on a month-end figures. In accumulative terms, deliveries in both markets are during slightest on a standard with 2016, when Audi UK and Audi France pennyless new sales records. Audi sales in Western Europe as a whole for a month of Aug exceeded a all-time high of 2016 (+2.4% to around 45,600 cars); around 543,700 customers in a segment from Jan by Aug paint an boost of 1.5 percent.
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(incl. Hong Kong)