Audi AG, a German subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, said on Monday it sold 67,000 cars in the January-June period, the best first-half result ever in the country.
The Ingolstadt-based company said its sales rose 11% during the first half of the year in China with a recording-breaking sales of 67,000 cars totally.
It also reported a fourth consecutive monthly record in China, hitting 13,265 unites in June, up 28% year on year. Its sales in the U.S. for June was reported as 7,524 units, also the best sales month of 2009 for the country.
This sales record shows us that we've made the right choices for the Chinese market, and that our model strategy is matched to the tastes of the Chinese customer, said Peter Schwarzenbauer, a board of management member for sales and marketing in Audi's report.
Models including the A4 and A6 sedans, which the company produces in Changchun, saw sales increase, as did the Q7 SUV, Audi said.
Shares of Audi were trading slightly lower at euro383 ($536.20).
Audi reports its full first half sales and earnings on July 31, while Volkswagen reports on July 30.