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Audi China: Peking

Audi China was founded in 2009 as a 100% subsidiary of AUDI AG in Beijing. The company has approximately 600 employees and coordinates business cooperation between AUDI AG, the FAW Group and the joint venture FAW-Volkswagen. The chief executive of Audi China is Thomas Owsianski.
The business areas of Audi China include Audi R&D Beijing, Digital Business, Corporate Strategy and Planning, Audi China Purchasing and Quality/Technical Services.
Audi Sport customer racing Asia supports Audi’s customer motorsport program in Asia and organizes the Audi R8 LMS Cup, the first brand cup of AUDI AG worldwide. In 2017, Audi won the award for the best motorsport platform from car magazine “auto motor und sport” China.

Basic information

  • 12/19/18

    Audi in China

    Audi has been active in China since 1988 and has been the leader in the country’s premium segment ever since. AUDI AG is represented in China by a joint venture and a one-hundred-percent subsidiary, Audi China in Beijing. The Audi joint venture FAW Volkswagen produces the models Audi A4 L, Audi A6 L, Audi A6 L e-tron, Audi Q3* and Audi Q5* in Changchun in northern China. The Audi A4 L and the Audi A6 L were developed especially for China with a longer wheelbase. At the Foshan plant in the south of China, the joint venture produces the Audi A3 Sportback* and the Audi A3 Sedan*. Another localized model will roll off the assembly line in China in 2018: the Audi Q2 L. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all the models named above and available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.

Press Releases

  • 11/19/18

    30 years of partnership in China: Audi and FAW start a model initiative

    Audi and First Automotive Works (FAW) are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership this Monday. The approximately 650 guests at the anniversary event at the FAW plant in Changchun include representatives of the province of Jilin, of partner FAW, and of the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, as well as members of the boards of management of Volkswagen AG and AUDI AG. Audi is further expanding its local research and development competencies in order to launch more China-specific model variants and digital services. The first electric car tailored for Chinese customers, the Audi Q2 L e-tron, will already be launched in 2019. Local production of the Audi e-tron will follow in 2020, one year after its market launch in China.
  • 08/01/18

    Audi China prepares change in top management

    Thomas Owsianski is to take up the position of President of Audi China during the fourth quarter of 2018 as successor to Joachim Wedler, and will already be joining the top management team at Audi China from August 1, 2018. The 51-year-old manager was latterly Vice President Sales and Marketing of Volkswagen do Brasil Ltda. and, as First Executive Vice President, responsible for the Volkswagen brand in the South America region. Audi China President Joachim Wedler will be retiring in the fourth quarter after a successful career with the Audi Group spanning 34 years.
  • 09/19/17

    Premium mobility service Audi on demand+ launches in Beijing

    With Audi on demand+ the brand with the Four Rings is now bringing the successful premium mobility concept for flexible use and exceptional service to Beijing. Users select the car desired from a range of prestigious top models from a high-performance vehicle to an upper class sedan. Customers can use their smartphones to book their preferred models and pay while on the move. A concierge service brings the car to the customer by request. The metropolis is the first location for Audi on demand+ in China, and plans call for the offering to become available in major medium and large-sized cities across China to form a regionwide mobility service network within the next years.

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