Audi’s first-half China deliveries jumped 39 percent to 418,188, led by imported products, according to tallies disclosed this week by FAW-Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group’s joint venture with China FAW Group Corp.
In the first half, deliveries of imported Audi models soared 149 percent to 44,800. Sales of Audi products assembled at FAW-VW also gained 32 percent to 373,338. The joint venture produces and markets vehicles for Audi and Volkswagen brands.
Audi’s three best-selling models are the locally produced long-wheelbase versions of the A6 sedan, the A4 sedan and the Q5 crossover.
In the first six months, elongated versions of the three models generated sales of 93,510, 79,184 and 77,538, respectively, according to FAW-VW.
FAW-VW didn’t reveal Audi’s sales for June or the second quarter.
Audi was China’s top-selling luxury car brand until 2018, but it has been outsold by its German rivals since 2019.
In the first half, Mercedes-Benz’s China deliveries rose 28 percent to 441,579.
BMW Group sold 467,064 vehicles locally under the BMW and Mini brands in the first six months, an increase of 42 percent from a year earlier.