The German luxury automobile manufacturer Audi has stated that it expects record premium vehicle sales in India this year. The corporation has justified its upbeat outlook to the country's expanding middle and upper classes' growing desire for luxury automobiles.
According to Dhillon, who told TOI that Luxury automobile demand is robust, he expects it to continue this year and surpass the previous peak of around 41,000 units sold in 2018. (with 2022 sales at approximately 38,000 units). Mr Dhillon stated in a recent interview, "India is a significant market for Audi worldwide, and we are hopeful about our chances there. Demand for our vehicles has been steadily rising in recent years, and we estimate that trend to continue in 2023. This year, we'll concentrate on broadening our influence throughout India, with a focus on tier-2 and tier-3 cities in particular."
Audi sold 4,187 units in 2022 as opposed to 3,293 in 2021, a 27% increase in sales over the prior year. The company still has a substantial backlog of deliveries despite supply chain challenges, including semiconductor shortages, and it welcomes new demand as it reintroduces models like the Q3, which debuted in mid-2021.
CEO Dhillon is upbeat about the company's future and anticipates continued double-digit growth in 2018. As part of its aggressive push into the green vehicle industry, Audi is also investigating the idea of localising the production of electric vehicles in India. The business estimates that by 2030, sales of electric vehicles, which made up about 2% of all passenger vehicle sales last year, will account for 50% of those of the luxury automobile market. Audi also expects similar contributions from green vehicles to its own sales numbers.
Audi's upbeat outlook for the luxury automobile market in India is a tribute to the nation's expanding wealth and taste for high-end products. The business is well-positioned to gain a larger portion of this lucrative market in the years to come thanks to its recent push into the electric car market, its focus on growing its presence in smaller cities and towns, and other factors.
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