The recent rumors that Volkswagen will be purchasing the joint venture's Audi import division in China has been refuted by the company. It was reported that according to Zhang Xiaojun, head of Audi sales for FAW-VW, their import division is doing as well as ever, and there are no plans presently to separate it from the JV.

The reports stated that according to Zhang, any rumors regarding the JV's import business are untrue. FAW-VW Audi's import and domestic businesses will develop simultaneously, Zhang said. It was also reported that sales of imported Audi's in the first ten months of the year, near 46,000 units, were 75 per cent higher than in 2010.

According to reports, Audi's coverage of the Chinese import market grew from 14 per cent to 18 per cent. Sales of the newly introduced Audi A1 in its first month on the market have already exceeded 500 units. Over 251,000 Audi's, both imported and domestically produced, were sold since the beginning of the month, it was mentioned.

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