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03/17/22
Ingolstadt, Changchun, Foshan
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Audi in China

Audi in China
Audi in China

The Chinese market has special strategic importance for Audi. As such, Audi develops market-specific technologies and manages the sales and production of its vehicles with two local partners on site. 

Current model series in China: Audi A3, Audi A3 L, Audi A4 L, Audi A6 L, Audi A7 L, Audi A8, Audi A7 Sportback*, Audi Q2 L, Audi Q2 L e-tron, Audi Q3, Audi Q4 e-tron, Audi Q5 L, Audi Q7, Audi Q8, Audi e-tron, Audi Q5 e-tron, Audi R8, Audi e-tron GT (from mid-2022) 

Recent Press Releases

02/16/22
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New production site for electric models in China: Audi achieves milestone

Audi is consistently focusing on the electrification of its model range in China as well. With the Audi FAW NEV Company Ltd., Audi is setting the course for expanding the local e-product portfolio, building a new plant for fully electric Audi models using the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). In recent months, the company jointly founded by Audi and its partner FAW has achieved a new milestone: After intense preparations and successful approval by the Chinese authorities, construction is set to begin on the new plant in Changchun. The site has a production capacity of more than 150,000 electric cars annually – moreover, production will be CO2 neutral and fully connected.
01/19/22
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SAIC Audi opens the world’s largest Audi store in Shanghai

Two floors and a total of 2,400 square meters (25,833 square feet): with the House of Progress (HoP) in Shanghai, SAIC Audi opened the biggest store of this kind in the world on January 1, 2022. As part of the dedication, the Chinese partner company presented the entire A7 L family: Along with the Audi A7 L 55 TFSI, which is being shipped starting in January, visitors were also able to experience the new Audi A7 L 45 TFSI and the concept cars Audi skysphere concept and Audi grandsphere concept.
12/07/21
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Jürgen Unser is appointed as the new President of Audi China

Audi is making a new appointment to its central leadership function for the Chinese market: Jürgen Unser will take over management of AUDI AG’s China operations in the role of President of Audi China from 1 January 2022. In this function he succeeds Werner Eichhorn, who enters retirement.
06/03/21
Models

Regenerative Design: Audi at Design Shanghai 2021 in cooperation with Stella McCartney

In 2021 Audi is once again represented at Design Shanghai as Headline Partner. At this design fair, the Four Rings brand is showing its focus on forward-looking, sustainable solutions. The fair stand impressively demonstrates the use of recycled materials in the Audi e-tron GT quattro as well as in Stella McCartney’s innovative products. The fair takes place from 3 to 6 June 2021 in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
04/19/21
Models

Audi A6 e-tron concept – the next e-volution

Audi is resolutely pushing ahead with its “e-volution” towards electric mobility and will be unveiling the forerunner of an innovative family of fully electric, production cars – the four-door Audi A6 e-tron concept – at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show. A completely new technology architecture, the “Premium Platform Electric,” or PPE for short, will serve as the technology platform for these vehicles in the future. Beginning in late 2022, the first production cars in the C- and later also B-segment will be relaunched with PPE technology, including – a first in the market for electric vehicles – both SUVs with a high ground clearance and dynamically styled models with a lower ride height, such as the upcoming Audi A6 e-tron.
04/19/21
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Four world premieres and PPE technology – Audi at Auto Shanghai 2021

For the first time the presentation of AUDI AG at Auto Shanghai 2021 is taking place with two partners at a shared trade-fair stand. Audi and its Chinese partner companies FAW and SAIC are showing no fewer than four world premieres: the brand-new Audi A6 e-tron concept vehicle and the all-round updated Audi Q5L, in addition the Audi A7L and an SUV study, still kept beneath a cover, named Audi concept Shanghai – the first two products made by a new partner, SAIC Audi.
02/01/21
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Audi announces Board of Management for new company in China

Audi is laying down a further milestone in the establishment of a new cooperative enterprise with FAW, which will produce electric vehicles on the platform PPE (Premium Platform Electric) in Changchun from 2024 onwards. Today Audi and FAW announced the management team. Helmut Stettner, currently Plant Manager at the Audi site in Neckarsulm, will take on the role of CEO from 1 May.
02/01/21
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Change of Plant Manager at Audi Neckarsulm: Helmut Stettner moves to China, successor Fred Schulze returns from China

After five years as Plant Manager at the Audi site in Neckarsulm, from 1 May 2021 Helmut Stettner will take on new duties in China, where he will be CEO of the PPE Company, newly founded by Audi and FAW. In this new function he will be responsible for setting up the company with its production plant in Changchun, which he will subsequently lead. From 2024 onwards, e-models for the Chinese market will be produced there, based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) developed in cooperation with Porsche. In August 2020 Stettner already took over the establishment of the new company in China as its acting manager and guided this project in addition to his responsibilities in Neckarsulm. As Stettner’s successor, Fred Schulze will return to Neckarsulm. Since 2018 Schulze has been Executive Vice President for Production and Product Management at SAIC Volkswagen in Shanghai – a joint venture between China’s Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. and Volkswagen AG.
01/18/21
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Audi strengthens business in China: First majority interest held by Audi in new cooperation company for local electric car production with FAW

The brand with the Four Rings is deepening its partnership with FAW and laying the foundation for continued success in China. The Board of Management of Audi, Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen Group and Board of Management of the FAW Group confirmed that Changchun in the northeast of China will be the headquarters of the newly founded Audi-FAW company. This was announced today at the ceremonial signing in Changchun and Beijing. AUDI AG and Volkswagen Group China will receive a 60-percent share, making this company – founded for the local production of fully electric Audi models on the “Premium Platform Electric” (PPE) codeveloped with Porsche – the first cooperation company with a majority interest held by Audi in China.
11/26/20
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Window into the future: Audi is the headline partner of Design Shanghai

Audi is the headline partner of the Design Shanghai trade fair for the first time. At one of the leading design platforms, the automobile maker presents itself with themes for the future. The trade fair takes place from 26 to 29 November 2020 in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
10/13/20
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Audi and FAW establish new company to produce electric vehicles in China

Audi is expanding its presence in China. As an important milestone on the way to becoming a provider of sustainable premium mobility, Audi and FAW today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that defines the framework for the joint production of electric vehicles based on the PPE platform. The memorandum of understanding was signed during the Germany-China Automobile Conference, which is currently taking place in Changchun, northern China.
06/19/20
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Strategic decisions strengthen Audi’s China business and model series management

This Thursday, the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG decided on further structural changes, thus strengthening the premium brand’s vehicle-project business. A newly created division will independently manage the model series with currently 65 models as well as the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) project house. Audi CEO Markus Duesmann, in his additional function as Board of Management Member for Development, will also head the new division, which is to be a client for Technical Development. The Supervisory Board has made another strategic decision: The Chairman of the Board of Management will assume direct responsibility for the China business in the future.
The history of Audi in China goes back a long way: the company has had a presence there now for over 30 years. In 1991, it began its partnership with the Chinese automaker First Automotive Works (FAW). As such, Audi was the first foreign premium manufacturer in the market and also the first to adapt its product portfolio to the specific needs of Chinese customers, such as by offering Audi models with extended wheelbases.
Sustainability is a major priority for Audi in China. As part of the Volkswagen Group, the company is continuously improving its energy efficiency in China by expanding the use of renewable energy in its manufacturing facilities and reducing emissions throughout the value chain by various means
1988: On August 13, AUDI AG and First Automotive Works (FAW) sign the agreements for the manufacture under license of the Audi 100 in Changchun. Start of assembly of Audi 100 from imported parts kits at FAW plant and building up of customer service.
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