Exceptional Situation in Europe Adversely Affects AUDI AG Deliveries in September

source: Audi AG

  • Down 22.0 percent in the month, year as a whole up 2.0 percent year-on-year
  • Growth in China and North America, negative extraordinary effects in Europe
  • Interims-CEO and Sales chief Bram Schot: “We expected challenging months and are responding actively to the situation”

AUDI AG delivered around 139,150 cars to customers worldwide in September, a decline of 22.0 percent on the 2017 record-breaking figure. Following above-average sales results in Europe over the past two months due to the sell-off of models in stock, the increasingly empty stores and the restrictions in the sales portfolio had an adverse effect on deliveries in September. Last month the company sold 55.5 percent fewer cars in the home continent than a year ago. Audi achieved further growth in China (+12.5%) and North America (+1.2%) in September. Global deliveries since the start of the year of around 1,407,700 units were up 2.0 percent year-on-year.

“We expected challenging months and are responding actively to the situation,” says Bram Schot, temporary Chairman of the Board of Management and Board Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG. “Week after week we once again have more engine/transmission variants in our portfolio and the feedback on our new models is very positive.” Despite considerable short-term fluctuations, the company currently still expects that year-end deliveries will be at almost the same level as last year.