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VW's Audi has record January sales, beats Mercedes

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 19:25
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Audi outsold German rival Mercedes-Benz in January, boosting deliveries by 10 per cent to a record 137,700 cars on strong demand from China, the United States and Germany.

[BERLIN] Audi outsold German rival Mercedes-Benz in January, boosting deliveries by 10 per cent to a record 137,700 cars on strong demand from China, the United States and Germany.

Volkswagen's luxury division said on Monday that strong momentum behind sales of the enhanced A3 compact series and the revamped TT sports car fueled volume in China and the US by 15 per cent and 14 per cent, respectively.

Deliveries also jumped 14 per cent in Audi's German home market and 20 per cent in Brazil, while plunging 13 per cent in Russia, the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer said.

Mercedes last Friday posted record sales of 125,865 models in January, a 14 per cent gain on year-earlier levels. Luxury-car sales champion BMW is expected to publish deliveries later this week.

REUTERS

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