|June 6, 2006
Audi Continues its Successful Run: Best May and Best Five Months Ever in
In the first five months of the year, Audi handed over 383,600 vehicles to customers worldwide – 11.5 per cent more than last year (344,137). In May, Audi was able to achieve a growth rate of 9.2 per cent compared with the same month last year, selling 79,200 vehicles. This adds up to the best May and the best five months in the history of the company.
“Figures for all models were very good in the first five months. We are particularly pleased with the success of the luxury-class models, the Audi A6, A8 and Q7. There are new records in almost every country,” commented Ralph Weyler, Member of the Board for Marketing and Sales at AUDI AG.
Sales in Europe excluding Germany have also risen significantly: in the first five months of the year, Audi handed over 181,900 vehicles to customers, an increase of 7.5 per cent. In May, sales were up by 8,3 per cent to 36,400 units. Markets with the highest growth rates include Russia, Italy and Belgium. In Germany, the domestic market, Audi increased sales in the first five months by 4.4 per cent to 105,550 units. In May, 23,586 vehicles were sold in Germany, a rise of 2 per cent.
The sharpest growth in the first five months was recorded in the Chinese market: with 32,568 vehicles sold and growth of 97.7 per cent, last year’s result was almost doubled. In May, too, a clear increase of 64.5 per cent was achieved, with 5,932 models handed over.
In the USA, Audi recorded a growth rate of 6.3 per cent in the first five months and increased sales to 32,416 vehicles. In May, Audi delivered 7,120 units to customers, an increase of 10,3 per cent.