German luxury car sales boom in China
German luxury car makers Audi and BMW said on Wednesday (April 07) that both companies enjoy boom sales in China's mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan during the first quarter of 2010.
Audi said its first quarter sales in China's mainland and Hong Kong rose 77 percent compared with the same period in 2009. It totally sold 51,449 cars to China's mainland and Hong Kong during these three months, which is the best quarterly performance for Audi in China.
The sales of BMW in China's mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan also doubled during the first quarter, said BMW. It altogether sold 36,579 cars including its core brand BMW and its urban Mini cars in these three markets.
Another German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz also see a high rise of car sales in China's mainland and Hong Kong during this period, said the company on its website Tuesday.
It sold a total of 24,100 cars in these three months, increasing 105 percent on a yearly basis, Mercedes-Benz said.