Audi Posts Record Sales in U.S., China

China sales were up 67.5% while U.S. sales increased 14%

German luxury car maker Audi reported on Sept. 8 a record monthly sales in China and the United States as overall sales worldwide gained 22% in August from the level 12 months earlier.

"Audi achieved growth in all major markets in August, posting new record figures in the United States and China," a statement said.

The unit of European auto giant Volkswagen said it delivered 80,300 vehicles worldwide last month, and that sales in the first eight months of the year had grown by 18% from the same period in 2009.

In China, Audi's biggest foreign market, the group sold 22,358 cars, a leap of 67.5% from August 2009, while U.S. sales were 14% higher at 9,182 cars.

Audi sales also advanced in Germany and across Europe, where results have been trailing those in Asia and North America.

German sales gained 9.2% to 15,394 vehicles, and for Europe as a whole, the company reported a gain of 5.4% to 38,900 cars.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010

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