German manufacturer Audi has recently reported an increase in its sales figures for the month of June. The brand with four rings delivered close to 166,700 premium automobiles worldwide, which when compared to last year’s figures, reflects a positive hike of 1.7 per cent.
The brand’s flagship sedan, the A8 witnessed a strong demand with an increase in delivery figures by 53.2 per cent. Substantiating the rising trend for SUVs, Audi’s entry-level Q stable - the Q2, the Q5 and the Q3 saw a massive increase in sales with figures reflecting at 46.2 per cent, 32.1 per cent and 51 per cent in worldwide growth.
The largest single market contributor to this figure was the nation of China. With 58,877 vehicles deliveries across the nation, China reported an increase of 22.2 per cent! The A4L and Q5L (L stands for Long Wheelbase) were said to be the most popular models to be sold across the most populous nation in the world. Developed specifically for the China market, even the Q2 L sold well with 3,806 units getting sold. On accumulating the sales figures since the start of this year, Audi China has reported a 1.9 per cent increase.
Popular SUV market, the United States of America revealed a tiny drop in numbers, a difference of 0.3 per cent when compared to the sales figures for last year. As expected, the Q5, Audi’s mid-range SUV garnered the majority of the demand, rising 42.7 per cent for the month of June alone. Summing up the first six months, the German carmaker disclosed a decrease in deliveries by 8.6 per cent.
Europe, joining the bandwagon along with the USA, saw a decline in numbers (a 3.4 per cent decrease) for the previous month and a further 4.5 per cent decrease overall, on summing up the initial six months of the year.
France, Denmark and Norway were certain countries which were able to procure their numbers on the positive side of the scale. Home country Germany closed the first half of the year by selling 152,431 vehicles, implying a drop in sales numbers by 3 per cent.