Luxury carmaker Audi India today reported a jump of 35.80 per cent in its sales for March at 220 units as against 162 units in the year—ago period.

During January—March period, the company recorded the highest ever first quarter sales at 778 units, Audi India said in a statement.

The company saw its sales climbing by over two—fold in last quarter compared to 384 units in the corresponding period in 2009, it added.

“The first quarter of 2010 has seen record sales for Audi in India as we have continued to make steady growth toward achieving our progressive goals,” Audi India Managing Director Benoit Tiers said.

In the coming months, the company will focus on enhancing the experience of owning a luxury automobile for its customers in India, he added.

“This year, our customers can expect new avant—garde and sporty luxury models,” Mr. Tiers said without giving any details.

Audi’s model range in India includes sedans A4, A6 and A8, sports utility vehicles Q5 and Q7, besides some other super sports cars.

The company currently has a eight dealership networks across the country.

“Early 2010 will witness opening of new showrooms in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai (West), Jaipur, Chennai, Ludhiana.

Further developments include Lucknow, Coimbatore and Nagpur,” the statement said.

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