No, that’s not a typo.

March saw a whole lotta growth for numerous car brands and nameplates in Australia, and the latest Audi Q3 proved to be a hit.

With 852 units sold last month, the Audi Q3 range (including Sportback and RSQ3 models) saw massive monthly growth of 235.4 per cent.

It even outsold several mainstream nameplates, one being the once top-selling Mitsubishi ASX (835 units, down 49.2 per cent).

Some 1590 units have found Australian homes to the end of March, meaning the Audi Q3 is up 87.9 per cent year to date (YTD) and owns 27.1 per cent of the premium small SUV segment.

Further, if you factor in sales of the slightly smaller Q2 (119 units, up 63.0 per cent) which is due for a facelift shortly and set to be bolstered by a new SQ2 performance variant, Audi owned 42.2 per cent of premium small SUV sales in March and 33.5 per cent YTD – equating to one in three sales.

The second best-seller in the premium small SUV class was the Volvo XC40 (416 units, up 158.4 per cent), which even with strong growth in March managed less than half the Q3’s volume.

Mainstream nameplates that couldn’t match the Q3’s sales volume in March also included the Honda HR-V (734 units, down 22.4 per cent) and Kia Seltos (743 units, up 13.4 per cent).

Speaking with CarExpert, an Audi Australia spokesperson said the company has been battling supply restrictions and freight delays in recent months.

While March earned some standout results as a bulk of deliveries arrived, Audi’s local arm is expecting further supply fluctuations in the months ahead.

MORE: Audi Q3 news, reviews, comparisons and videos
MORE: March 2021 VFACTS sales results

James Wong

James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

Buy and Lease
Uncover exclusive deals and discounts with a VIP referral to Australia's best dealers
Uncover exclusive deals and discounts with a VIP referral to Australia's best dealers
Also on CarExpert