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Volkswagen s luxury brands Porsche, Audi and Bentley have posted record helped by new model launches and a in the global car market.

Porsche s jumped 15%, Audi s and Bentley posted a growth of 19% in from a year earlier.

for luxury cars has been in emerging markets such as and India amid rising levels.

Carmakers have also from a recovery in demand the US, one of the biggest markets for luxury

Audi s sales jumped in the US during the period, from a ago, while Porsche saw a of 21%. Bentley deliveries in the US 28%.

China was the other growth market for the firm, both Audi and Porsche nearly 20% growth.

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We achieved our intermediate goal of 1.5 million deliveries two earlier than planned”

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However, Bentley s sales in declined 3% from a year

‘Important milestone’

Volkswagen has set its on becoming the world s biggest by 2018.

The latest figures are to provide a big boost to the German s ambitions.

Overall, Audi 1.57 million cars and vehicles globally last Porsche sold 162,145 and Bentley s sales totalled units.

We set an important milestone for Audi in the year: We achieved our intermediate goal of 1.5 million deliveries two earlier than planned, and in comfortably exceeded it, Rupert chairman of Audi, said in a .

This means that in the four years alone, has attracted more than new customers.

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Global recovery

The by Volkswagen come at a time the global car market has been from the slump seen in the after the global financial

Data released on Thursday that car sales in China the world s biggest car market rose 14% in 2013, from a ago. That compares to an growth rate of less 5% seen in the previous two year.

to the China Association of Automobile 21.98 million vehicles sold in China last

Industry figures released this week showed UK car sales rose to 2.26 units in 2013 — a of 10.8% from the previous The figure was the best since

Analysts also expect to be the best year for US auto since 2007, with annual sales expected to nearly 15.6 million

If that figure is met, it mark a strong recovery 2009 when sales to 10.4 million during the of the recession.

Carmakers have benefited from this

US firm Ford has already it expects to make a profit of $8.5bn (ВЈ5.2bn) for 2013 making it one of the most profitable in its history.

On Thursday, the company that it was increasing its quarterly by 25%.

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