Audi will invest in the US despite the ever growing financial crisis there.

Sales and marketing director Peter Schwarzenbauer told the Handelsblatt newspaper the automaker would not abandon plans to invest several million euros marketing the brand.

Audi is aiming to double US sales from an expected 100,000 units this year to 200,000 in the long term.

Overall sales in the US were down 15% year on year in August. Audi sales of 6,406 units were off almost 16%.