FRANKFURT, Sept 9 Volkswagen's
premium brand Audi said it had sold more than a million vehicles
in the first eight months of the year, a 7.2 percent increase
compared with the year-earlier period, driven by a 20 percent
jump in volumes in China.
In August, sales rose 9.8 percent to 118,650 vehicles thanks
to a 21.5 percent sales rise in the U.S., where demand for the
A6 and A7 and clean diesel engines helped to drive sales.
Audi said it was on track for reaching its target of
achieving 1.5 million deliveries by year end, thanks to double
digit sales growth in North America and Asia-Pacific.
(Reporting by Edward Taylor)