The November sales numbers have been reported and Audi's diesel models are moving off lots at a rapid clip. Overall, Audi sold a total of 9,365 vehicles last month, a 37.5 percent increase over the 6,810 vehicles sold in November of 2009. Year-to-date numbers show that new vehicle sales for Audi are on the rise too, shooting up some 20 percent over the mark set for the same time period in 2009.
Though Audi's sales numbers certainly have improved over last year, it's the automaker's TDI-equipped clean diesel vehicles that have gained the most ground. The TDI engine accounted for 69 percent of all Audi A3 models sold in the U.S. in November. Additionally, the diesel-burning version of the Audi Q7 represented 45 percent of the SUV's total sales volume. Both Audi and partner Volkswagen have witnessed a trend of growing interest in their clean diesel models and hope to continue to ride the surge with more TDI model launches scheduled for the U.S. in the coming years.