· Deliveries reach 109,887 cars (up 64 percent)
· Sales chief Schwarzenbauer: “2010 will be another record year for Audi in China”
· June with more than 20,000 cars delivered for the first time
INGOLSTADT, Germany, Jul 2, 2010 - Audi has sold more than 100,000 cars within a half-year period in China and Hong Kong for the first time ever – up 64 percent on the corresponding prior-year period. In June alone, the Company delivered 21,436 cars to Chinese customers.
“2010 will be another record year in Audi’s history in China. We will exceed the mark of 200,000 vehicles delivered more quickly than originally anticipated,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management for Marketing and Sales at AUDI AG.
The Company achieved a new record figure in terms of deliveries of vehicles built in Changchun – selling a total of 93,993 cars, an increase of 57 percent on the corresponding prior-year period. Sales of the Audi A4L almost doubled (up 95 percent): 26,622 Chinese customers bought this model, which is the first long-wheelbase version of a midsize sedan. With 59,465 units sold, sales of the A6L also went up 28 percent. The Audi Q5, of which production only began at the end of last year, made a successful start with a total of 7,906 vehicles delivered.
Sales of imported Audi models also rose sharply. The brand increased its sales by 139 percent to 14,607 cars. Particular success was enjoyed by the Audi Q7 with 5,288 units sold (up 77 percent) and the Audi A8 (including the S8) with 2,351 vehicles delivered (up 26 percent).
Audi has been operating successfully in China for 22 years now, and builds the A4L, A6L and Q5 in Changchun together with its joint venture partner FAW.