Audi A1 was originally built to sell only in Europe but will be expanded to more markets in the next few years, including China after 2011.
It went on sale in August in Europe and competes with BMW 1 series and Mercedes-Benz A class. The A1 starts at Euro 15,800 in Germany.
Audi A1 attracted more than 150,000 interested customers around the world after a Web site the automaker set up for the car, Schwarzenbauer said.
Audi, which is targeting record sales of more than 1.08 million vehicles this year, has a goal of dethroning BMW as the world’s largest maker of luxury cars by 2015, when it wants to reach annual sales of 1.5 million.
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