On August 13, AUDI AG and First Automobile Works (FAW) sign the contracts for license production of the Audi 100 in Changchun.
Start of assembly at the FAW plant of the Audi 100 from imported component kits and development of customer service.
Audi takes a ten-percent stake in the joint venture FAW-Volkswagen, which was founded in 1991. Volkswagen holds 30 percent and FAW holds 60 percent.
Start of production by the joint venture of the Audi 200 (a revised Audi 100 with a V6 engine).
Start of production of the Audi A6* in China. The model is specially developed for China with an extended wheelbase.
Market launch of the Audi A4* produced in Changchun.
Market launch of the next Audi A6 generation. The long version is produced in China and is given the new name Audi A6 L.
Establishment of the Audi Sales Division (ASD) as an independent marketing and sales department in the joint venture FAW-Volkswagen.
Market launch of the Audi A4 L, the first long version of a premium automobile in the upper middle range.
2009 Founding of Audi China as a one-hundred-percent subsidiary of AUDI AG in Beijing.
Market launch of the Audi Q5 produced in Changchun.
In October, Audi and FAW celebrate the delivery of the millionth Audi in China.
Market launch of the new Audi A6 L.
Opening of Audi City Beijing and Audi R&D Beijing in January.
Market launch of the Audi Q3 produced in Changchun in April.
25 years of Audi in China.
Delivery of the two-millionth Audi in China in July.
Completion of the new production facility in Foshan in southern China in 2013.
Start of production in Foshan and market launch of the Audi A3 Sportback and Audi A3 Sedan. Audi is the first manufacturer to offer two such compact models from local production.