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Audi: Sales expansion of 6.4 percent in May

AUDI AG enjoyed continued sales expansion in May by handing over some 137,200 cars to customers, representing an boost of 6.4 percent compared with a prior-year month. The new A3 family and Audi SUV models in sole strengthened business for a 4 rings. From Jan by May, Audi sole around 640,200 cars for a year-on-year boost of 6.7 percent.

“Despite ongoing hurdles in a European market, Audi increasing tellurian sales in May. Double-digit rates of expansion in Asia and a Americas played a essential role,” says Luca de Meo, Member of a Board of Management for Sales during AUDI AG. “Business for Audi is generally energetic in a United States, where we are clearly on march to grasp a sales aim of 150,000 units in 2013.”

Sales in May rose extremely in a Americas segment as a whole. Some 18,000 deliveries amounted to an boost of 17.9 percent. Audi’s sales in South America rose by 29.9 percent and in North America by 16.7 percent.

The opening of a 4 rings in a United States contributed significantly to this result. 13,228 deliveries to U.S. business in May accounted for a arise in sales of 15.0 percent. Sales of a A5 were quite strong: 1,872 units sole for a 48.1 percent burst in sales. In April, a RS 5 Cabriolet assimilated a RS 5 Coupé as a A5 family’s second high-performance indication during U.S. dealerships. Sporty models have proven quite renouned among Audi business in a United States: Over a initial 5 months of a year, S and RS models constituted 20.5 percent of Audi sales in those indication lines with a high opening indication on offer. Across a whole indication range, 60,571 Audi business took smoothness of their new vehicle in a United States from Jan by May. That alike to a year-on-year boost of 15.4 percent. In total, a Q5 valid to be a many renouned Audi indication in a United States in that period. Audi of America sole 14,817 units of this SUV from Jan by May, for expansion of 37.7 percent. The Q7 continued to be really renouned as well, display a 42.3 percent arise in sales. Dynamic expansion for a 4 rings was also apparent elsewhere in North America. Sales in Canada (1,940 units) grew by 17.6 percent in May; deliveries climbed by 39.8 percent in Mexico (1,060 units).

In Europe, severe mercantile conditions in several markets impacted May’s smoothness totals. On a Ingolstadt-based carmaker’s home continent, sales of about 65,500 vehicles accounted for a year-on-year diminution of 3.4 percent. This was quite conspicuous in France (-11.7 percent to 4,858 units) and Italy (-10.1 percent to 4,258 units). In Germany, 23,303 cars were handed over to Audi customers, 7.9 percent reduction than in May 2012. With 105,830 units sole (-1.6 percent) during a initial 5 months of 2013, Audi achieved stronger than a altogether marketplace in Germany.

The company’s May sales in Spain again reached those of a prior-year month (3,333 units, +0.5 percent). In Russia, deliveries rose by 3.3 percent to 3,151 vehicles. Audi continues to grow significantly in a United Kingdom: 11,952 units sole in May resulted in an boost of 19.3 percent. Audi UK business were generally lustful of a A1 and a Q3 as good as a new A3 family – featuring a youngest member, a recently launched A3 Sportback. As a result, Audi’s sum European sales for a initial 5 months of 2013 amounted to around 318,600 units and were usually 0.7 percent reduce than in a same duration final year. In this sales region, another critical marketplace launch for a A3 family will follow a new A3 Sportback, that was launched in February: The new A3 Sedan will be accessible in Europe starting this fall. Series prolongation will start in a days to come during Audi’s stretched prolongation plant in Győr, Hungary.

As in a Americas, Audi achieved double-digit expansion in Asia-Pacific segment as well. May sales rose by 17.5 percent to around 48,900 units. These total were fueled essentially by sales in China. Audi dealerships handed over 42,140 cars to Chinese business for a 16.2 percent increase. From Jan by May, Audi sole 183,660 units in China, for expansion of 14.4 percent. The new launch of a Q3 from internal prolongation helped boost Audi sales in a Middle Kingdom – as did a A4 L and a A6 L. Year-on-year sales of a A4 L increasing by 10.1 percent to 46,330 units and a A6 L by 20.5 percent to 61,692 units for a initial 5 months of 2013.

Other markets as good contributed to Audi’s expansion in a Asia-Pacific region. The association sole 2,111 cars in Japan in May for an boost of 23.4 percent, while expansion of 28.8 percent in South Korea was attributed to sales of 1,610 units. In India, a 4 rings gifted expansion of 57.4 percent by offered 710 reward automobiles.