Audi reported that the company sold 516,000 cars worldwide between January and June, meaning an increase with 1.4 percent compared with the first six months of 2007 and also the best first half-year in company history. Audi also expects 2008 to be the year when they will achieve record sales of more than one million cars for the first time in the history.
In the first six months, Audi sales increased in particular in Asia-Pacific: from January to June, Audi sold around 78,900 cars here, 19.9 percent more than last year (2007: 65,792). In June, the figure was approximately 13,900 cars, an increase of 16.6 percent (2007: 11,913). The markets in Eastern Europe are also showing consistently positive development: between January and June, Audi’s sales figures grew by 15.1 percent to more than 22,400 cars (2007: 19,494).
In the US, Audi recorded increased sales in June – bucking the trend in a significantly declining overall market. With 8,203 cars, the premium car brand sold 5.3 percent more cars than in the same month last year (2007: 7,789).