German carmaker Audi announced on Friday that worldwide deliveries went up by 23.1 percent to a total of 163,350 vehicles last month, which was more than ever before in November.
Around 58,300 vehicles had been sold in Europe, a sharp increase of 33 percent, according to Audi, a subsidiary of Germany's largest carmaker Volkswagen.
The strong increase of Audi sales in Europe was explained by weak sales figures in November of 2018 that resulted from the switchover to new European pollution standards known as WLTP (or Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles test), for which several Audi models failed to receive certification in time.
In November, Audi increased sales in North America by 17.3 percent and in China by 16.8 percent. Both markets had contributed to the "record-breaking figure", the German luxury carmaker noted.
In China, a total of 67,402 cars had been delivered in November. Audi recorded high demand for the long-version model A6 L and recently introduced another long-version model, the Q2 L, as an all-electric model exclusive to China.
In the year to November, Audi sold almost 1.7 million vehicles, a slight increase of 0.7 percent year on year.
"We therefore still expect our deliveries to customers to perform robustly and to see slight growth for 2019 as a whole," said Hildegard Wortmann, member of the board of management for sales and marketing at Audi.