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Audi has its best month ever in China

  • Year-on-year sales growth of seven percent in March
  • Audi A4L makes a very successful start on the market
  • Audi will unveil the new generation Audi Q7 at the ‘Auto Shanghai 2009’ show

AUDI AG achieved its best monthly results yet for the Chinese market in March 2009. Including Hong Kong, 11,848 vehicles were sold – a seven-percent increase over March 2008. This record performance is due in particular to the long-wheelbase version of the Audi A4, produced exclusively for the Chinese market and available since January 2009.
‘We are pleased with this healthy growth in China, our second home market,’ says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. ‘These successful sales figures make us confident about the rest of the year.’

Produced in Changchun, the A4L enjoyed an increase in sales of 25 percent to 2,338 units. The Audi A6L built on a similarly solid foundation: 8,257 units were delivered to customers in March for a year-on-year increase of 5 percent.

Audi entered the Chinese market in 1988 and sold some 120,000 vehicles there last year. To handle increasing demand, the cornerstone was laid last year for an additional assembly line in Changchun. Production of the Audi Q5 is scheduled to begin there at the end of this year.
From April 20 to 28, 2009, Audi will exhibit at the ‘Auto Shanghai 2009’ show where it will celebrate, among other things, the world premiere of the new generation Audi Q7.

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