Despite a global semiconductor shortage, Audi managed to sell a total of 1,680,512 cars globally in 2021, registering a marginal decline of 0.7% compared with 1,692,773 cars sold during 2020. Of that total, 81,894 units were fully electric models—a growth of 57.5%. Pumped up by these sales figures, Audi plans to have more than 20 fully electric models in its portfolio by 2025.
The remaining 1,598,618 units were, of course, ICE and hybrid models. The Q3 led the sales with 19.2% growth, followed by the A5 with 8.3% growth, A7 with 9.2% growth, Q5 with 5.3% and Q7 also with 5.3% growth. The models from Audi Sport accounted for 39,356 vehicles, a growth of 34.2%.
As for regional sales, only France showed double-digit growth in 2021, while Audi’s home market registered a double-digit decline. Italy with 9.9% growth and the UK with 9.4% growth were not bad either. The U.S. market delivered a 5% growth for Audi in 2021. Mainland China and Hong Kong combined registered a decline of 3.6% last year.
“The year 2021 was challenging, but with our worldwide team’s engaged effort, we successfully overcame them. We’re looking to the future with confidence. With ‘Vorsprung 2030’, we have defined a clear strategy – our courage to make lasting changes is being rewarded: high demand for electric vehicles from Audi confirms our early decision in favor of zero-emission drive systems,” said Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales & Marketing at Audi AG.