Audi sales grow by 4.5 percent in a initial half of a year

“Despite a formidable environment, we achieved good interjection to a certain expansion in Asia and North America in a initial half of a year,” says Bram Schot, halt CEO and Board Member for Sales and Marketing during AUDI AG. “We design a challenging, though also sparkling second half of a year with serve indication changeovers and a display of a initial all-electric model, a Audi e-tron.”

In the United States, a series of deliveries in Jun was adult 0.3 percent, on a standard with a prior-year level. With 19,471 units sole a past month outlines a 90th uninterrupted record-breaking month for Audi of America. The association has continued to grow month after month and given a start of a year has delivered 107,942 automobiles, 4.8 percent some-more than in a same duration in 2017. In Canada (+0.1%) too, a series of deliveries in Jun was on a standard with a prior-year level: 3,859 business took smoothness of their new Audi in a country. Overall, sales in North America fell 0.5 percent in a past month. The sales change for a initial 6 months stays strong, however: In a initial half of a year, a reward manufacturer increasing a sales in North America by 5.3 percent to around 135,000 customers.

In China, 306,590 accumulative deliveries given Jan surpass a prior-year anxiety figure by 20.3 percent. In June, Audi delivered 48,177 automobiles, down 7.2 percent on a 2017 figure. The Chinese government’s proclamation of a rebate in tariffs on some cars and certain automobile tools meant business were demure to buy a new car. The code achieved estimable expansion with a Audi A4L (+29.1% to 12,763 cars). In a initial 6 months, sales of this midsize indication were adult 65.1 percent year-on-year. Since a start of a year, around one in 4 Chinese business opted for a prolonged chronicle of a A4. With 74,741 cars sold, a indication is a best-selling Audi in a Middle Kingdom in a year to date.

In Europe, direct in Jun fell 1.8 percent year-on-year to around 78,750 cars. Cumulative sales in a segment of around 439,450 units were down 4.2 percent during a mid-year point. As partial of a indication initiative, Audi will be replacing models in Europe in 2018 that comment for around a third of a sum sales. While a newly launched Audi A7 (+41.7%) and A8 (+21.3%) models achieved high expansion in a initial half of a year, a approaching era changeover of a A6 in particular, as a renouned Audi indication for swift customers, continued to moderate a sales total in Europe (-10.2%). The marketplace launch of a A6 Sedan is imminent, while a new A6 Avant will be accessible during European dealers in late summer.

In Germany, 27,603 customer deliveries in Jun represented a tumble of 2.5 percent. In a United Kingdom, Europe’s second-largest market, Audi sole 14,502 automobiles final month (-4.7%). In a year to date, sales in a UK (-0.9% to 89,232 units) are usually down somewhat on a clever prior-year figure.

Among a other European core markets, Spain (+8.6% to 5,662 cars) and Italy (+6.8% to 6,765 cars) in sole reported expansion for a month of June. In accumulative terms, Italy was also among a many successful European trade markets in a initial half of a year (+1.5% to 35,523 cars), followed by Spain with 31,505 deliveries (+4.1%).

The Audi Q2 generated critical movement for European sales. With an boost in sales of 7.8 percent and around 45,950 units sole in a initial 6 months, it is a third many renouned indication among European Audi customers.

Sales
AUDI AG

In June

Cumulative 

2018

2017

Chang
from 2017

2018

2017

Change from 2017

World

164,000

170,547

-3.8%

949,300

908,683

+4.5%

Europe

78,750

80,213

-1.8%

439,450

458,645

-4.2%

– Germany

27,603

28,323

-2.5%

157,091

167,620

-6.3%

– UK

14,502

15,218

-4.7%

89,232

90,004

-0.9%

– France

5,837

6,076

-3.9%

28,607

33,162

-13.7%

– Italy

6,765

6,336

+6.8%

35,523

35,012

+1.5%

– Spain

5,662

5,214

+8.6%

31,505

30,274

+4.1%

USA

19,471

19,416

+0.3%

107,942

102,971

+4.8%

Mexico

1,188

1,379

-13.9%

6,943

6,980

-0.5%

Brazil

878

811

+8.3%

4,351

4,457

-2.4%

Chinese mainland + Hong Kong

48,177

51,900

-7.2%

306,590

254,785

+20.3%