TOKYO -- Volkswagen's premium unit Audi expects to increase unit sales in Japan by around 17 percent this year, the head of its Japanese operations said on Wednesday.
Audi had "17 percent growth in the first nine months. We hope we can extend this 17 percent over the whole year," Audi Japan K.K. Chairman Walter Hanek told Reuters at the Tokyo auto show.
He said that would put annual sales at between 15,000 and 16,000 autos, a level that Audi could build on.
"If you look at Mercedes or BMW, we have not exhausted our potential by far," Hanek said.