Η άνοδος των πωλήσεων για την Audi συνεχίστηκε και τον Οκτώβριο, αφού η Γερμανική εταιρία πούλησε 131.950 αυτοκίνητα, +6,7% σε σχέση με τον Οκτώβριο του 2012. Από την αρχή του έτους έχει πουλήσει 1.312.700 αυτοκίνητα (+7,5%). Στην Ευρώπη η Audi τον Σεπτέμβριο πούλησε 61.800 αυτοκίνητα (+1,3%), στις Η.Π.Α 13.001 (+11%) και στη Κίνα 41.117 (+14,5%).
Η Audi παράλληλα ανακοίνωσε πως στο εργοστάσιό της στο Gyor της Ουγγαρίας κατασκεύασε το 25.000.000στο κινητήρα, μέσα στα 20 χρόνια λειτουργίας του. Ο επετειακός κινητήρας ήταν ένας 2,0-λιτρος TFSI κινητήρας απόδοσης 272 ίππων που θα τοποθετηθεί σε ένα κίτρινο Audi TTS Coupe Competition.
Η Audi κατασκευάζει στο εργοστάσιο αυτό 235 εκδόσεις των κινητήρων (από τετρακύλινδρους έως V12) απόδοσης από 86 έως 570 ίππων. 5.400 υπάλληλοι εργάζονται καθημερινώς ώστε να κατασκευάζουν εκεί κάθε ημέρα 8.100 κινητήρες. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί
Audi global sales increase again in October
- Around 1,312,700 deliveries worldwide since January, up 7.5 percent
- Sales chief Luca de Meo: “Sales rose in October in all regions around the world”
- Strong growth for compact models A3 and Q3
AUDI AG kicked off the final quarter of the year with continued sales growth. In October, around 131,950 customers chose an Audi, a year-on-year increase of 6.7 percent. This means that deliveries for the premium manufacturer have increased by 7.5 percent to around 1,312,700 since January. Last month, sales for Audi rose by 14.4 percent in the Asia-Pacific region and by 9.6 percent in North America. The brand with the four rings grew in Europe, too: up 1.3 percent.
“With very positive development in the UK, the United States and China, we increased our sales in all regions around the world in October. In doing so, we are continuing our global growth pattern,” says Luca de Meo, Member of the Board of Management for Sales at AUDI AG. “The successful launch of the A3 Sedan in its first markets has also contributed to this result.”
The latest Audi model in the compact segment reached European dealerships for the first time in the second half of September. In October, Audi delivered around 18,800 cars of the entire A3 family, 33.2 percent more than one year before. Sales of the Q3 SUV climbed by 49.9 percent to around 12,950 units worldwide.
The popular new compact models also strengthened business for Audi in the European export markets last month. The brand with the four rings posted an increase of 3.9 percent to around 39,000 deliveries in those markets. In Germany however, sales declined by 2.8 percent to 22,801 cars sold. Among Audi’s largest European sales markets, Russia (+5.7 percent to 3,115 cars) and primarily the UK reported strong growth in October: 10,417 cars delivered to British customers equates to an increase of 14.4 percent. Audi was also able to exceed last year’s delivery performance in Italy – up 2.9 percent to 4,015 cars. Across all European markets, Audi completed the month of October with a 1.3 percent increase to around 61,800 units.
In the United States, demand for Audi models increased by 11.0 percent to 13,001 cars delivered. The cumulative sales figure of 127,412 units since the beginning of the year is 13.4 percent higher than prior-year figure. The full-size A6, A7, A8 and Q7 models continue to be particularly popular on the U.S. market and are posting disproportionate growth there. Later this month, the high-performance RS 7 Sportback model will supplement the range of full-size models offered by Audi of America.
In October, 41,117 Chinese customers received the keys to their new Audi. Deliveries thus exceeded the very strong prior-year month by a further 14.5 percent – driven by the locally manufactured Q3, which has been available since April. The Audi sales statistics show 399,330 cars sold in China from January to October, an increase of 19.9 percent.
Last month, Audi was once again able to increase sales significantly in other important growth markets, such as India (+17.9 percent to 1,002 cars), Mexico (+10.7 percent to 903 cars) and South Korea (+35.8 percent to 1,853 cars).
|Sales for AUDI AG||In October||Cumulative|
|2013||2012||Change from 2012||2013||2012||Change from 2012|
|– China (incl. Hong Kong)||41,117||35,899||+14.5%||399,330||332,959||+19.9%|
25 million engines at Audi Hungaria
- 20 years of engine production in Győr
- Broad product range with efficient, powerful engines
- Dr. Frank Dreves, Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG: “Audi Hungaria is a cornerstone of our growth strategy”
AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. today produced its 25-millionth engine. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder-TFSI gasoline engine with 200 kW (272 hp) is installed in an Imola-yellow Audi TTS Coupe Competition. Audi is producing this limited special edition of the compact sports car on the occasion of another jubilee: the production of the 500,000th Audi TT.
“The 25-millionth engine underscores the longstanding success story of engine production at Audi Hungaria. Nearly all engines in Audi models come from Győr,” pointed out Dr. Frank Dreves, Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG. “Audi Hungaria therefore has a special strategic importance within the Audi Group. The company makes a major contribution to our growth strategy,” continued Dreves.
Audi Hungaria has been producing high-tech engines for the Volkswagen and Audi Group for 20 years. At present, there are 235 engine versions in the product offering with from four to twelve cylinders and power output of 63 kW/86 hp to 419 kW/570 hp. Approximately 5,400 employees produce more than 8,100 engines every day.
“Our success is based on the high quality of our engines, our dedicated workforce and continuous technological progress,” stated Achim Heinfling, the head of engine production at Audi Hungaria. “Not only have we proven our worth in the Volkswagen and Audi Group in the past two decades, we are meanwhile the biggest engine producer in the world.”
Engine production in Győr started in 1993 with an advance series, and series production of the four-cylinder five-valve engine started in 1994. Since 1997, six- and eight-cylinder V-engines have been produced at Audi Hungaria; since 2000, four-cylinder inline diesel engines as well.
The jubilee engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI. The gasoline engine generation with direct duel injection (FSI) was included in the product range in 2002; two years later the production line for connecting rods for four-cylinder diesel engines went into operation. Audi Hungaria put a particularly powerful engine on the market in April 2006: the 5.2-liter ten-cylinder gasoline engine with FSI technology. Another milestone followed in the same year: With the Audi Valvelift System, the company presented a highly efficient and surprisingly simple technology for valve control.
Series production of the new four-cylinder common-rail diesel engines started in 2007. Common-rail fuel injection allows Audi und Volkswagen to expand their range of TDI engines offering high-torque combined with low fuel consumption and emissions.
The company has also been producing ten-cylinder biturbo engines since 2007 and twelve-cylinder engines since 2008. The engine development center has been providing local support for engineering activities in parallel with series production since 2001. And in addition to series engines, prototype engines have also been produced at the Győr engine ramp-up center since 2001.
Just a few months ago, Audi Hungaria opened a new car plant with a complete process chain and started series production of the A3 Sedan. In the future, the new Audi A3 Cabriolet and the successor generation of the Audi TT Coupe and Roadster will also be produced in Hungary. In total, approximately 125,000 automobiles will then drive off the assembly lines in Győr each year.