Audi registers 20.5% growth amid Indian car sales slump

Amid a general downturn in the automobile market, luxury car maker Audi India has registered a 20.52 per cent rise in sales for August, at 875 units against 726 units sold in the same month last year.

Between January and August, Audi's sales went up 18.86 per cent to 6,426 units from 5,406 units in the same period of 2012, the company said in a statement.

Joe King, chief executive of the Indian arm of Germany-based Audi said the company has continuously performed well in the first eight months of this year and would maintain the momentum during the difficult market conditions.

''We are extremely confident that our exciting products and efficient network will enable us to meet our targets in spite of the current adverse economic sentiments,'' he said.

In August, the company launched the Audi Q3 S Edition and Audi Club India, the first dedicated club for Audi owners in the country.

The company also opened its third showroom in Delhi last month.

Joe King recently took over as chief of Audi India, with previous managing director Micheal Persche taking up the role of international head of network strategy and business management, international level at Audi AG (See: Audi names Joe King Head of Audi India).

Prior to his current appointment, Joe King was stationed at Audi Australia, where he played a major role in the management team of Audi Australia Pty Ltd.