Audi is anticipating strong supply of automobiles through the second half of 2022 for Australia, which ought to drive strong sales numbers.
A spokesperson for the model stated it’s “seeing some easing of restrictions and supply limitations, which you’d have seen in our deliveries within the final three months – a considerable raise since earlier this yr”.
“While logistics and supply stay difficult matters that we proceed to work on bettering, we anticipate our pattern of rising sales to proceed all through 2022,” the spokesperson stated.
The model additionally pointed to its Open Haus sale as a possible driver of quantity – though it didn’t element precisely what offers can be on supply as a part of the marketing campaign.
Audi says it’s not combating shortages on any explicit mannequin, though demand for high-performance RS fashions stays excessive.
Its sales tally for the final three months (June, July, August) are its highest of the yr, and go a way to making up for months like May, the place the model’s 941 sales represented a forty five.4 per cent dive relative to the yr prior.
To date in 2022, Audi sales are down 21.1 per cent on the identical level in 2021. It trails BMW (16,154 sales) and Mercedes-Benz (19,321) on the charts.
Although it says supply is bettering, Audi isn’t fully within the clear. It earlier this yr delayed its up to date flagship limousine, the A8, and its upcoming electrical halo, the e-tron GT for Australia.
Those delays pale as compared with what it’s confronted over the previous few years, nevertheless – the A3 sedan and hatch have been delayed by greater than 12 months for Australia, for instance.
It’s removed from alone on that entrance, with patrons ready shut to 12 months for a few of Australia’s hottest automobiles.