Audi’s amazing August provides parent VolksWagon Group some relief

September 26, 2013 06:01 CET


Audi made history last month. It is the first premium brand to rank as high as No. 2 in total European monthly sales. Audi outsold third-ranked Renault by 170 vehicles and topped No. 4 Ford by 1,578, according to data from industry group ACEA.

That good news, however, was offset by a lot of bad news at Audi’s sister brand, Volkswagen. August sales at VW brand were down 17 percent, which reduced its market share to 12.5 percent from 14.3 percent during the same month in 2012.

Despite the decline, VW brand remained No. 1 in European sales for the month, giving the VW Group the top two spots in the ranking for the first time.

Read more: 
Follow us: @Automotive_News on Twitter | AutoNews on Facebook