Audi India to surpass target of selling 8,000 cars this year

Audi India to surpass target of selling 8,000 cars this yearBuoyed by 82 per cent increase in sales in September, luxury car manufacturer Audi India is hopeful that it will surpass its own target of selling 8,000 units in 2012.

According to released figures, Audi enjoyed an increase of 82.16 per cent in sales to 1,011 units, as compared with 555 units in the corresponding month of the previous year.

All of the company's models contributed to the strong sales growth. But, sales of A4 and A6 sedans and Q3 sports utility vehicle numbers pushed the figure astonishingly up. With strong in September, Audi has already crossed 2011's total sales numbers.

Michael Perschke, chief of Audi India, said, "With the strong numbers in September, we have already crossed last year's total sales numbers. We are now fully confident of crossing our target of selling 8,000 cars in 2012 by a good number."

In the first nine months of 2012, the company 6,417 units, as compared with 4,210 units in the corresponding period of last year. During the full 2011, the company had sold a total of 5,511 cars in the country.

Audi India, which has currently twenty-one dealerships in the country, is also mulling plans to hike the prices of all its cars - both imported and assembled vehicles. The company has already raised the prices of the Q3 by Rs 50,000.