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Audi lowers sales by 3.6% in the first eight months of the year

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German high-end vehicle manufacturer Audi, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, reduced sales in the first eight months of the year to 1,202,400 vehicles, 2.6% less than in the same period of 2016.

Audi reported today that deliveries in China, Brazil and Mexico fell, although the sales trend has already been positive in China for months and in August rose by 10.3% (54,205 units).

He underlined the success of the Audi A4L in China in August, with 10,731 units sold, 39.5% more, and the A6L, with 13,069 units, or 12% more.

The brand of the four rings lowered deliveries until August in China by 6.6% (360,225 units) by negotiations with Chinese dealers in the first months of the year but with which it has reached an agreement that is effective in the second half of the year.

The Volkswagen subsidiary raised sales in August around the world by 5% (138,900 units).

“August has confirmed that Audi is on the right track in China,” which is again the strongest growth engine for the company, said Audi’s chairman Rupert Stadler.

He was confident that he could achieve a good third quarter in a global automotive market that has slowed the dynamics with respect to 2016.

Audi sold up to 6,199 units in Brazil, down 29.3%, and 9,138 units in Mexico, down 8.7%.

Sales rose up to August in Europe to 577,900 units (+1%) and in the US to 141.606 units (+5.2%).

Audi sales rose in August by 5.3% in Spain (38,470 units) and in Italy by 9.90% (45,710 units).

But they are stagnant in Germany (210,112 units or 0.80% more) and in France (41,628 units).

Audi sold between January and August 109,107 vehicles in the United Kingdom (1.20% more).

EFE – Frankfurt (Germany) – 09/07/2017 (Translation Soft)

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