Audi AG posted a 6.8-percent year-on-year rise in deliveries around the world in November 2013 to 132,050 units. The carmaker logged gains of 13.6 percent in the United Kingdom, 13 percent in the United States and 17.9 percent in China. For the first 11 months of 2013, Audi logged a 7.4-percent surge in global deliveries to 1,444,750 cars worldwide.
During the January-November period, Audi logged double-digit growth rates in each of the sales regions -- 19.4 percent in Asia-Pacific and the 12 percent in the Americas. Luca de Meo, Member of the Board of Management for Sales at Audi AG, remarked that with the November’s good results, they are now on course to reach a target of 1.5 million deliveries for the full year 2013.
He noted that the new A3 family and Q3 and Q5 SUV models have driven the strong growth in recent months. Boosted by the launch of a sedan variant, the A3 family logged a 40.7 percent surge in deliveries in November. The Audi A8, meanwhile, gained 10.2 percent, thanks to the recent launch of a new generation. For the first 11 months of 2013, strong sales performances were logged by the Audi Q3 (+57.1 percent) and Q5 (+14.2 percent).
The Q family will receive a new model in 2016 in the persona of the Q1 compact SUV model. The Q3 particularly made significant contributions to the carmaker’s growth in China in November 2013. Audi posted a 17.9-percent surge in sales November to 44,334 units. For the first 11 months of the year, Audi has delivered 443,664 cars in China, reflecting a 19.7-percent growth.
With this, Audi has effectively surpassed its 2012 sales results (405,838 cars) after just 11 months. Proving popular with Chinese costumers are the locally built A4 L (+18.2 percent) and A6 L (+14.3 percent). [source: Audi]