Audi’s August sales increases 2.9 percent on Chinese demand for compact cars

Audi increased worldwide sales 2.9 percent in August on high demand in its key Chinese market for luxury compact vehicles including the A3 and Q3 models.

The Volkswagen-owned department on Tuesday stated that deliveries increased to 132,350 vehicles last month from 128,647 a year earlier, with eight-month sales boost 4.9 percent at 1.23 million.

Sales in China were 8.8 percent at 49,154 cars, expanding year-to-date registrations in Audi’s biggest market 6.8 percent to 361,315.

German luxury competitor BMW previously on Tuesday reported a 5 percent boost in brand sales to 142,554 cars, with eight-month sales boost of 5.5 percent at 1.28 million.

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