Automotive News   |   Automotive News Europe   |   Autoweek   |   Automobilwoche

Automotive News China Newsletter
Register our free newsletter, sent each Monday and Thursday

     Automakers   Suppliers   Auto Show   Comment   Car Cutaway   Newsletters   Press Releases   Chinese Version   Register for Newsletter
  Contact Us:   Editorial   Advertising   Subscription Information   |   About Us   Media Kit
Home >> Automaker Email this story   Print this story
Audi maintains growth behind imports
Automotive News China | 2018/11/9

Strong demand for imported cars and light trucks helped Audi¡¯s China sales rise 5.4 percent to 56,499 in October.

Audi¡¯s import sales surged 34 percent to 5,369, benefiting from a cut in China¡¯s tariffs on imported vehicles earlier this year. 

The import tally includes 1,240 Audi A5 sedans and 1,445 Q7 SUVs, according to FAW-Volkswagen, VW¡¯s joint venture with China FAW Group Corp. which produces and markets Audi vehicles.

Sales of Audi¡¯s locally produced models rose 3 percent to 51,130. 

Audi builds three sedans, the A3, A4 and A6, as well as three crossover models, the Q2, Q3 and Q5, in China. 

Through October, Audi¡¯s China sales totaled 537,886, a jump of 14 percent from the same period last year. The tally includes 491,327 locally built models and 46,559 imports. 

Audi¡¯s primary German rivals, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, have not released October sales in China. 

Beijing slashed tariffs on vehicle imports in July to 15 percent from 25 percent. To retaliate against the Trump administration¡¯s punitive tariffs on Chinese goods, including China-made automobiles, Beijing raised tariffs on vehicles imported from the United States to 40 percent. 

Related Stories
  • Audi sales advance 13% on demand for locally built A4 sedan
  •     --Published:2018/9/10
  • Audi plans r&d center to develop autonomous vehicles
  •     --Published:2018/28/9
  • Audi to launch Q2L next month
  •     --Published:2018/25/9
  • Audi top luxury brand for 2nd straight month
  •     --Published:2018/18/9
  • Audi narrowly outsells Mercedes-Benz in July
  •     --Published:2018/14/8
  • Audi taps South American exec to steer China unit
  •     --Published:2018/3/8
  • Mercedes widens lead over Audi, BMW
  •     --Published:2018/17/7
  • Audi set to produce at SAIC VW after buying 1% stake in venture
  •     --Published:2018/29/6
  • Mercedes-Benz outsells German luxury rivals Audi, BMW in May
  •     --Published:2018/15/6
  • Audi aims to double China sales, boosted by second JV
  •     --Published:2018/15/5
  • Mercedes-Benz deliveries jump on demand for locally produced models
  •     --Published:2018/11/5
  • Audi deliveries jump in April on demand for stretched A4 sedan
  •     --Published:2018/8/5
  • Audi seeks to boost China sales by expanding product mix, local output
  •     --Published:2018/27/4

    Our Newsletter Editions
    Automotive News China produces two email newsletters each week. You can sort your news by the articles highlighted in each of our newsletters here.

    Select your newsletter     


    Automotive News China
    Room 1303, Building 2, Lane 99, South Hongcao Road,
    Shanghai 200233
    Telephone: 86-139-1851-5816
    Fax: 86-21-6495-0895
    Home | Help Center | About Us | Privacy Policy | RSS
    Entire contents © Crain Communications, Inc.
    Use of editorial content without permission is strictly prohibited. All Rights Reserved.