Audi set a new monthly sales record in the China market in February, posting 31,352 vehicles delivered in China and Hong Kong, a 66% increase over February 2011.
This marks the first time that Audi has topped the 30,000 unit mark in one month.
This growth was driven in particular by the Audi A4 L produced in Changchun with 8,564 deliveries (up 77%), and by the Audi Q5, which posted an increase of 97% to 7,480 units delivered. Sales of the Audi A6 L also increased 25% to 9,371 units despite the impending model change. At 5,797 units delivered (excluding Hong Kong), imported vehicles are up 120% over the prior-year month.
Audi delivered 58,558 cars in China and Hong Kong in the first two months of the year, which represents an increase of 42% over the prior-year period.
Given the sustained growth momentum on the Chinese market, Audi is expanding its dealer network from 230 at present to more than 400 dealers by the end of 2013. Production capacities will also be expanded significantly. Besides the Changchun site in northeastern China, the FAW-VW joint venture is establishing a second production site in the southern part of the country. The plant in Foshan is scheduled to begin production in late 2013. This will increase Audi’s total capacity in China to up to 700,000 cars until 2015.