On August 13, AUDI AG and First Automotive Works (FAW) signed the contracts for the production of the Audi 100 under license in Changchun.
Assembly of the Audi 100 from imported component kits at the FAW plant begins and a customer service organization is established.
Audi becomes a ten-percent stakeholder in the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture established in 1991.
Volkswagen holds 30 percent, FAW 60 percent.
The joint venture begins production of the Audi 200 (an updated Audi 100 with a V6 engine).
Production of the Audi A6 in China begins. The model features an extended wheelbase and was developed especially for China.
Market launch of the Audi A4 produced in Changchun.
Market launch of the next Audi A6 generation. The long-wheelbase version produced in China bears the new name Audi A6 L.
Establishment of the Audi Sales Division (ASD) as an independent Marketing and Sales department within the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.
Market launch of the Audi A4 L, the first long-wheelbase version of a premium car in the upper-midsize class.
Establishment of Audi China as a fully-owned 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 one-millionth Audi in China.
Market introduction of the new Audi A6 L.
Opening of Audi City Beijing and Audi China R&D.
Market launch of the Audi Q3 produced in Changchun.
25 years of Audi in China.
Delivery of the two-millionth Audi in China.
Market launch of the Audi A3 Sportback and Audi A3 Sedan produced in Foshan.
Delivery of the three-millionth Audi in China.
The e-tron era begins in China with the imported Audi A3 e-tron.
Audi keynote at the first CES Asia in Shanghai.
Market launch of the new Audi A4 L.
First China brand summit in Shanghai.
Start of production of the first locally produced PHEV model, the Audi A6L e-tron.
Inauguration of the first local Audi transmission plant in Tianjin.
|2017||Market launch of the Audi Q7 e-tron (import).|
Launch of Audi on demand+ in Beijing.
|2018||Award of two test licenses for Level 4 highly automated driving in Wuxi and Beijing.|
Launch of the locally produced Audi Q2 L.
Launch of the Audi Q5 with extended wheelbase.
World premiere of the Audi Q8 in Shenzhen.
Inauguration of the Q factory in Changchun.
World Premiere of Audi AI:ME concept at Shanghai Motorshow.
World Premiere of the next generation of Audi connect at CES Asia Shanghai.
Launch of Audi e-tron (imported).
Launch of the locally produced new Audi Q3.
Launch of the locally produced new Audi A6 L.
Launch of the locally produced Audi Q2 L e-tron.
|2020||Delivery of the six-millionth Audi in China.|
Launch of All-new Audi A4 L.
World Premiere of Audi SQ5 L Sportback at Beijing Motor Show.
Start of local production of Audi e-tron.
Annual sales exceeded 700,000 vehicles for the first time.
Award of T3-level automated driving test license in Beijing.
Cooperation with "Design Shanghai" as headline partner.