Audi India experienced a bump in sales during the month of February.
The German car manufacturer reported a sales growth of 29 percent in India last month. The company moved around 175 more units than it did during the same time last year.
According to Indian Express, Audi’s SUVs are driving sales in the country. The Q3, Q5, and Q7 are proving to be very popular with drivers.
Audi India Head Michael Perschke explained:
“The year has started on a positive note for us with successful launches of the new Audi Q5 and the new Audi R8 in January. We introduced the petrol variant of the hugely popular Audi Q3 in February. Our popular SUV models are enabling us to continue on our growth story.”
Prospective buyers who are in the market for a new sports utility vehicle may want to consider making a purchase before too long. Perschke added that increased cost of importing cars could have an affect on prices down the line.
“We will have to seriously evaluate the impact of this hike on our prices and, have no choice other than to pass on to customers.”
First Post explains that Audi has enjoyed a very successful year thus far. The company reportedly sold around 111,750 vehicles around the world in January. This figure represents a 16.3 global sales increase over last year’s numbers.
Audi has around 25 dealerships spread throughout India. The company is looking to open nine more locations during 2013. Since more people are interested in its vehicles, Audi is making sure everyone has a dealership nearby.
“Despite a very competitive environment, new players and models we see a strong acceptance of our brand by the successful Indian business man/women. We see a clear trend that business leaders and achievers want to associate themselves with a winning brand like Audi.”
In addition to posting strong numbers this year, the company also unveiled a self-driving car at the Consumer Electronics Show last January. The vehicle was seen pulling into a parking spot with the help of a smartphone app.
Although the feat is no doubt impressive, The Inquisitr reported that the company has a long way to go before these features can be used on the open road.
Audi India continues to look towards the future. The company hopes the current sales growth extends well into 2013. Perschke said he hopes to move around 10,800 units in the country by the end of the year.