Demand for Audi vehicles on the U.S. car market in October 2019 increased by almost 20%. The company believes the reason for the positive trend is the sales start of the second-gen Q3 crossover.
In October 2019, nearly 20,000 people became owners of Audi cars in the United States, Audi MediaCenter reports. Demand rose by 19.4%.
Audi sales in Canada grew too: 3,342 vehicles, plus 11.2% to the result of October 2018.
The new Audi Q3 (pictured) boosted sales on both markets, they note at Audi. Despite some criticism from consumers complaining about a loud engine, the North American market generally responded well to the second-generation model.
The automaker also draws attention to a good start of the Audi Q8 in the USA. The model continues gaining popularity and leads in its segment.
Audi sales in Europe have stabilized. So, from January to October 2019, almost 650,000 premium cars were sold on the continent. This is slightly more (+0.2%) than over the same period last year.
October brought optimism about Audi prospects on the European market. Sales amounted to 54,200 units. This is almost 70% more than a year before.
The manufacturer itself calls shifting to WLTP standards the reason for revival, as well as numerous start-ups and discontinuation of the models which adversely affected the overall sales result.