“2019 will also be dominated by a switch to a WLTP exam cycle and preparations for a subsequent theatre of a exam procedure, as good as by many new rarely constrained models of a brand,” says Martin Sander, now in assign of operations during a Marketing and Sales multiplication of AUDI AG. “At Audi a subject of foundation in sole will take core stage. We will be starting 3 all-electric models and almost expanding a PHEV portfolio.” In further to a Audi e-tron, a all-electric models embody a e-tron Sportback and a Q2 L e-tron for a Chinese market. The association will be phenomenon new plug-in hybrid models during a Geneva Motor Show in March.
Audi achieved a best Jan outcome ever in China. Here a association saw sales arise by 5.1 percent to 64,000 cars. The locally constructed models remained a really clever expansion driver: Demand for a A3 (+20.4% to 8,748 cars) and A4 L (+21.3% to 16,668 cars) rose above-average. 2,693 business opted for a prolonged chronicle of a Q2, that was launched in China in November. The new A6 L, that is also made in China, has only arrived in dealerships. The indication is also during a core of a new ride-hailing service, that Audi is piloting together with a internal partner in 5 cities in 2019. Customers can already use a reward use in Xi’an and Chengdu.
In Europe a impact of a singular portfolio due to a switch to a new WLTP exam cycle continues to be felt, with a knock-on outcome in terms of deliveries. On a home continent a Ingolstadt-based carmaker delivered 8.5 percent fewer cars than in 2018. To date Audi has homologated 129 engine/transmission variants according to WLTP and is fluctuating a portfolio in a configurator on a weekly basis. While vital European markets such as the UK (-27.5%) or Spain (-14.6%) were down year-on-year, Audi in Germany started a new year positively, adult 1.5 percent with 23,359 models sold. In Russia a association benefited from a energetic marketplace and a marketplace launch of Q8 with sales adult some-more than a fifth (+24.0% to 900 cars).
Audi of America sealed Jan down 1.8 percent, with 14,253 models sold. Here a supervision shutdown along with ride problems and a winter continue played their part. In a United States, a new full-size models are now accessible in dealerships, generating high levels of growth: 1,889 business perceived their keys for an Audi A6 (+151.5%), a A7 increasing 198.1 percent to 620 models, sales of a A8 were adult 153.6% to 284 cars. In a North America segment a association delivered around 16,900 reward automobiles, 5.2 percent reduction than a year ago.
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Change from 2018
Chinese mainland + Hong Kong