Ingolstadt, Germany – Audi AG sold more than one million cars worldwide in 2008, the first time in its history that it has done so. The company said that it achieved its stated objective by selling about 1,003,400 vehicles worldwide, an increase of 4.1 per cent over 2007.

“This 13th record year in a row is a success achieved by the entire Audi team,” said Rupert Stadler, chairman of Audi AG. “I would like to express the gratitude of the Board of Management for their wholehearted commitment. We’ll continue to draw on this strength in the difficult year of 2009. We have ambitious long-term goals: we want to make Audi the most attractive premium brand worldwide.”

In the past year, Audi has launched 12 new or upgraded models, giving it the youngest model range in the premium segment.

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