Audi posts record MidEast sales in July

UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are German car maker's biggest markets in region

German car maker Audi has posted its strongest ever sales figures for July, up 34 percent on the same month last year.

After also setting sales records for previous months, Audi Middle East said it sold a total of 661 units last month.

Audi said in a statement that sales in the region rose by 17 percent in the first seven months of the year with 4,935 units sold.

The figures were boosted by a surge in sales for the Audi A6 sedan, which witnessed a 76 percent sales rise selling 1,006 to date, closely followed by the Audi A8 L and the Audi Q7 SUV.

The strongest market for Audi in the Middle East remains the UAE with a total of 2,024 vehicles delivered to customers in the first seven months of the year, which represents a 41 percent share of total Middle East sales.

The UAE is followed by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait with 1,025 and 671 vehicles respectively.

Audi said it is "growing rapidly" in all three markets, registering high double digit growth figures.

"We are starting off the second half with another record month of sales reinforcing Audi's position in the Middle East market. We are determined to keep up the momentum for the latter part of the year while maintaining a strong focus on dealer network development as well sales and after sales service", said Audi Middle East managing director Jeff Mannering.

Globally, the Audi Group delivered around 1,302,659 cars to customers in 2011.

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