Audi India sales jump 79% in February


German luxury car maker Audi today reported 78.57 per cent increase in its sales in India during February at 450 units.

The company had sold 252 units in the same month last year, Audi India said in a statement.

Commenting on the company's sales performance, Audi India Head Michael Perschke said the firm had a good performance in 2010 establishing it as "the fastest growing luxury car brand in India".

"This successful run continues this year too. 2011 is a critical year for Audi in India and we will see the announcement of several initiatives on the product and network front," he added.

Audi had recently expanded its product line with the launch of flagship, the Audi A8 L and the super sports car, the Audi R8 V10, which are now available in showrooms across India.

"We also added a new diesel variant to the Audi Q5, which will both expand our engine portfolio and sustain our leadership position in the SUV segment," Perschke said.

The company plans to launch the all new Audi A6 and the Audi A7 in India this year. It has strengthened dealer network with the opening of the Chennai and Delhi showrooms this year.

It already has outlets in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai and Pune.

"Our enhanced product line and increased customer touch points will allow us to further build upon the remarkable growth potential that the Indian market offers and enable us to cater to the growing demand of the discerning Indian customer," Perschke added.

Currently, Audi sells sedans A4, A6, A8 and SUVs Q5 and Q7, along with the Audi TT and the super sports car Audi R8.