Audi Cements Position with Strong Sales

By Paul Joseph

German luxury car brand Audi has released sales figures that reveal it was the world’s best- selling car maker last month.

The company sold 119,600 units – it’s strongest-ever July performance and an increase of 12.9% compared to its rival BMW, which sold 113,253.

These strong figures were boosted by a healthy 28 per cent increase in Audi sales in the US, whilst impressive performances in Germany and Russia also proved lucrative markets.

Audi says it expects its 2012 turnover to mark its record revenues of 2011 of over €5.3 billion and a total of 1.3 million units.

Next year Audi will begin production at its new A3 factory in Gyor, Hungary. It has also said it will plough more than $8 billion into its German factories in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

Audi was founded in Swickau, Germany in 1909.

By Paul Joseph