12 Apr 2012

Audi says its luxury car sales up 18% in USA

6:43 am on 12 April 2012

Audi has reported record March sales of luxury cars in the United States - up 18% from last year.

Audi America president Johan de Nysschen says that despite mixed economic messages, people are feeling less self conscious about making high-end purchases.

"People are getting back into the market ... consumer confidence is definitely returning," he says.

Mr de Nysschen notes there is a question mark over Europe's economic growth and says the company continues to watch that market closely.