Audi announced another gain in sales for February, up 4.6 percent worldwide from that month last year.

Sales globally were up to 130,950. That's up 4.6 percent year over year,  thanks to a big sales boost in China. That market saw sales up 22.4 percent. North America was up 13.1 percent. That means 39,364 vehicles sold in China, Audi's largest market, and 17,853 in North America.

Leading the charge were the Audi Q5 crossover and the Q2, Audi's latest SUV. The Q5 saw a sales jump of 26.8 percent and the Q2 was up 38.9 percent. In China, the A4 lead growth up 67.6 percent, with around 25 percent of Audi customers in that country picking the long-wheelbase A4. In the US, Q3 demand was up 46 percent and the Q5 was up 35.7 percent. More than half of US Audi customers pick a crossover.

European sales did see a drop, down 5.4 percent from last year. The German market lead that drop, down 10.6 percent from the year before. Audi says that is in part due to model changeovers of the A1, Q3, and the all-new A6.