Ingolstadt, Germany – Audi delivered 313,036 vehicles to customers in China in 2011, making it the company’s largest single market and marking the first time it has sold more than 300,000 cars in China and Hong Kong.
The 2011 sales marked a 37 per cent increase over sales in 2010 and secured Audi as the top seller in China’s premium vehicle segment. Imported vehicles grew by 89 per cent, while sales of locally-built Audi products grew by 29 per cent.
Among the models built locally in Changchun, the Q5 remained the market leader in its segment with 54,260 units delivered, while the long-wheelbase version of the A4 sold 84,508 units and the A6L sold 113,232 units. A new generation of the A6L will be launched in the first half of 2012.
Among imported models, the Q7 was the top seller at 19,063 units, followed by the A8L at 12,425 units. China is the largest market in the world for both models.
Last year, Audi increased its production capacity at the FAW-VW joint venture in Changchun to 300,000 units, and in December, Audi and FAW-VW jointly announced future production plans at a new plant in Foshan in South China. Audi production at the Foshan plant will begin in 2013, with a volume of 150,000 to 200,000 units.