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Audi sees 37% rise in sales in the Mideast in H1 2020

- Arab News

Germany’s Audi Group reported a 37 percent increase in sales in the Middle East during the first half of 2021, reaching its best sales in the region for five years.

Audi Middle East’s Managing Director Carsten Bender said in a press statement: “Our model offensive continues to have a strong impact in the market, and we are thrilled with these results. We are looking forward to continued market recovery and success in the region in the second half of the year.”

The German carmaker said it saw strong sales for its electric models, especially the e-tron Sportback.

The Audi Group’s brand portfolio includes Audi, Ducati and Lamborghin­i. In total in 2020, the Audi Group delivered 1.693 million vehicles under the Audi brand, 7,430 sports Lamborghin­is and 48,042 Ducati motorcycle­s.

In a separate announceme­nt, Lamborghin­i announced it had delivered 4,853 vehicles in the first six months of 2021, an increase of 37 percent year-on-year. The

biggest markets, the US is still the top-selling destinatio­n for Lamborghin­i, with 1,502 vehicles, followed by mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao (602), Germany (391), the UK (318), Japan (258), the Middle East (226) and Italy (197).

Last month, the Italian super car manufactur­er said it sees Saudi Arabia as potentiall­y its strongest market in the Middle East.

“The UAE is currently the biggest one, but we think that Saudi Arabia could become the biggest — it’s currently No. 2. We have the right partner today, so there is a big opportunit­y. We see growth and more potential,” CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Arab News in June. Lamborghin­i has partnered with Saudi elite car dealership Samaco and now has outlets in Jeddah, Riyadh and Alkhobar.

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Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron

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