2014-04-21 13:20:06 - AUDI AG: record quarter with more than 400,000 deliveries
• Global sales increased in March by 15.4% to around 170,450 cars
• Sales chief Luca de Meo: “Growth in Europe stronger than the market”
• Cabriolet extends successful new A3 family
• A3 Sedan well received in the Middle East
Ingolstadt/ Dubai, April 09, 2014 – In March, Audi delivered more cars to customers than ever before in a single month: around 170,450 deliveries worldwide, a 15.4 percent year-on-year increase. This result also made March the 51st consecutive month with global sales growth for the four rings. China (+36.6%), Germany (+10.2%) and the United Kingdom (+12.7%) achieved particularly high growth in the past month. Audi’s cumulative sales increased by 11.7 percent in the first quarter to around 412,850 units. This was the first time that the company has exceeded the mark of 400,000 vehicles in the first three months. In the Middle East Audi sold 2,565 cars.
“In March we achieved a double best figure, completing the most successful first
quarter in our company history with the strongest sales month ever,” says Luca de Meo, Member of the Board of Management for Sales at AUDI AG. “With new models like the A3 Sedan the internationalization of our business is gaining momentum. In the first quarter we achieved substantial growth in all regions around the world and grew more strongly than the market in Europe.”