Audi hikes China sales goal for 2012, 2013
Audi AG expects it will easily sell more than 1 million vehicles over the three-year period ending in December 2013, a goal it originally set in 2010, according to the China Daily.
Following a sales increase last year of 37 percent to 313,000 units, Audi has set a new -- and unspecified -- sales goal, the state-owned newspaper reported, citing a company executive.
"As long as there are no big setbacks in China's macro economy, we will surely be able to achieve the new sales target," said Zhang Xiaojun, executive deputy general manager of the Audi China's sales division. "We already have a higher target."
Zhang did not disclose the company's new sales goal.
After a strong performance in 2011, Audi could meet its original target with sales increases of 8 percent in 2012 and 2013.
This year, Audi will launch the redesigned A6L sedan, the Q3 compact crossover, a hybrid version of the Q5 and several high-performance models. Volkswagen's luxury brand also plans to produce the A3 compact car at an assembly plant under construction in the southeast China city of Foshan.
The German brand expects to have 300 dealerships in China this year, up from 237 in 2011.