|March 5, 2007
Best February in the Company's History: Audi Vehicle Sales Up 9 Percent
Worldwide sales of Audi vehicles rose to more than 144,000 vehicles in the first two months of 2007, up 9 percent on the same period of last year. In February alone, the company equally recorded an increase of 9 percent.
“Audi is maintaining its successful course worldwide. We are delighted that we have achieved the best February in company history by selling in excess of 69,000 vehicles,” commented Ralph Weyler, Board Member for Marketing and Sales at AUDI AG. Sales in Western Europe excluding Germany increased by 11 percent to 66,200 vehicles in the first two months of the year.
The best export market for Audi in the first two months was China, where the brand reported sales growth of 31 percent with 15,600 vehicles sold in total (excluding Hong Kong). In February itself, Audi also recorded a considerable rise of 29 percent to 7,200 units sold. The USA ranked as the second most successful export market. Vehicle sales for the first two months here went up by 19 percent to 13,000 units, while in February sales growth of 38 percent to 6,600 units was recorded.
Audi also achieved increases for the first two months of the year in other important markets, such as France (8,800, +17 percent), Great Britain (12,000, +12.2 percent) and Italy (10,600, +10 percent). Sales in Russia recorded a rise of 91 percent to 1,900 vehicles.