With 953,200 units delivered, Audi increased its half year sales 5.6%, growing in all regions, especially in Europe. Sales in that region increased by 8.4% since the beginning of the year, topping 450,000 cars for the first time.
Deliveries increased by 7.4% in June to around 169,000 units.
"Despite persisting challenges in key markets, the first half of 2016 was mainly characterised by globally balanced growth. We reinforced our market leadership in Europe and China and are performing better than the overall market in the US," said Dietmar Voggenreiter, sales and marketing chief.
In June, Audi handed over around 78,700 (+9.8%) cars in Europe across all models. The company thus set new records for deliveries in each of the six months in this region. Cumulatively, sales increased by 8.4% to around 455,250 cars.
On the American continent as well, deliveries of the Ingolstadt-based brand increased in the last six months: up 3.5% to around 131,450 units. Of those, 96,934 were sold in the US, also representing an increase of 3.5%.
Sales continued to develop positively in the Asia-Pacific region as well. Compared to the deliveries in the first half of 2015, sales increased by 3.9% to around 339,300 premium cars sold.