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Audi stands for sporty vehicles, high build quality and progressive design – for “Vorsprung durch Technik.” Founded in 1899 as Horch & Cie. Motorwagen-Werke by August Horch, today the company is among the world’s leading producers of premium cars. The company’s innovation capability is one reason behind its success: Audi has written automotive history with its quattro permanent all-wheel drive, with lightweight construction using the aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF) and now piloted driving. The company is active in more than 100 markets worldwide and is growing continuously. In 2016 the Audi Group delivered 1,871,350 Audi brand cars to customers. The company currently employs 88,000 people worldwide, of which more than 60,000 are employed at the German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

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  • 07/11/17
    Company

    Audi.Vorsprung.2025

    On the way to becoming the premium digital car company, Audi has launched the biggest transformation in its corporate history. The brand is becoming digital throughout and sustainably economical in order to redefine urban mobility. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is disruptive. Every market player is duty bound to invent something completely new from the ground up. Otherwise, there’s a risk of being left behind by the competition; not least by those who have only recently emerged onto the mobility market with new approaches, services and ideas. Just how inspired Audi is by this challenge can be seen in Barcelona. It reflects the very essence of the company and its employees. Vorsprung is in Audi’s DNA – it describes the approach that the company has always taken when driving forward its activities. An approach that Audi will also continue to pursue in the future, ensuring customers are offered solutions that create Vorsprung for them too.
  • 05/18/17
    Company

    Annual General Meeting 2016

    At the AUDI AG Annual General Meeting, the Board of Management explains the key figures of the previous fiscal year and informs the shareholders about current developments at the company. We make all the important information about the annual meeting of AUDI AG shareholders available to you in this area.
  • 03/15/17
    Company

    Annual press conference of AUDI AG

    On the occasion of its Annual Press Conference on March 15, 2017 in Ingolstadt, AUDI AG presented the key figures for the year 2016 and provided an outlook for the year 2017. The press conference was live-streamed. Following the speeches of the Board Members, Audi broadcasted the Q&A session for the first time.
  • 11/17/16
    Company

    Audi TechDay Smart Factory

    Audi is making its production fit for the future with the smart factory. In this factory of the future, big data – the creation and intelligent connection of large volumes of data – will facilitate data driven and thus highly flexible and highly efficient manufacturing. A method of production in which Audi might no longer build its cars on an assembly line but according to a radically new, disruptive concept is modular assembly. In addition to this major project, Audi is pursuing many other exciting projects for the production of the future – from the application of virtual reality glasses to metal 3D printing.
  • 09/30/16
    Company

    AUDI AG opens automobile plant in Mexico

    A new plant goes online: On September 30, 2016, Audi dedicated its new production site in San José Chiapa, Mexico (state of Puebla) – the 12th plant in the Audi production network. Audi is producing the premium Audi Q5 SUV for the global market on a production site measuring 400 hectares (988.4 acres). This will be the first time the company has produced a model for the global market at a location outside of the European continent. The most advanced production site in the Audi world is also located at the highest elevation of any of the company's sites, at 2,400 meters (7,874.0 ft).
  • 05/12/16
    Company

    Annual General Meeting 2016

    At the AUDI AG Annual General Meeting, the Board of Management explains the key figures of the previous fiscal year and informs the shareholders about current developments at the company. We make all the important information about the annual meeting of AUDI AG shareholders available to you in this area. Watch the Livestream here.
  • 05/02/16
    Company

    Audi Late Light Show

    Audi is to present an impressive 3D video mapping light show at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt in advance of the world premiere of the new Audi A5 Coupe. On six consecutive evenings starting on Wednesday, May 25, visitors will be able to enjoy a spectacular light show by the renowned Hungarian group of artists “Maxin10sity.” Everyone is invited to the show – art fans, Audi employees and their families, as well as people from the region and beyond – when the 2,300-square-meter surface of the building on the Audi Piazza is transformed into a unique work of art during the “Audi Late Light Show.” Entry will be free of charge.
  • 05/22/15
    Company

    Annual General Meeting 2015

    At the AUDI AG Annual General Meeting, the Board of Management explains the key figures of the previous fiscal year and informs the shareholders about current developments at the company. We make all the important information about the annual meeting of AUDI AG shareholders available to you in this area.
  • 02/04/14
    Company

    Audi City Berlin

    The brand with the four rings is expanding its innovative Audi City sales concept. In 2012, Audi opened its first digital showroom worldwide in one London‘s best city-center locations. It was followed in 2013 by Audi City in the heart of Beijing. February 4th 2014 sees on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm the opening of the third location in the format’s latest development stage – with even more information and experience quality, as well as new services. Audi City unites digital innovation with the strengths of the classic dealership, making it an important step into the future of premium car sales.

Recent Press Releases

  • 10/11/17
    Company

    AUDI AG in September: Sales continue to rise in North America and China

    AUDI AG ended the third quarter with an increase of 2.6 percent in September sales compared to 2016. In the past month, the company sold 178,350 units. The picture was mixed among the top markets: While sales grew in the United States (+9.6%) and in China (+7.2%), the figures in Germany were down 0.5 percent year-on-year. Since January, the manufacturer delivered around 1,380,800 premium automobiles to customers, reducing the cumulative decline to 2.0 percent compared with 2016, the strongest sales year ever in Audi history.
  • 10/06/17
    Company

    Audi’s Smart Factory Hackathon: 25 hours to devise new software ideas

    Startup spirit with Audi’s Smart Factory Hackathon: From October 4 through October 6, the Audi Forum Ingolstadt played host for the second time to all things big data, machine learning, algorithms and data visualization. Around 80 talented data scientists from around the world developed software solutions for the factory of the future, on the basis of real data sets from Audi Production. The “Tricycle” team won the programming competition. The students from Karlsruhe and Munich convinced the jury with their idea on “Defect mapping in body manufacturing.”​
  • 10/06/17
    Company

    Production milestone at the new car factory of Audi Hungaria: half a million Audi cars “made in Győr”

    Automobile production at Audi Hungaria has achieved a new milestone: The 500,000th car, an Audi TTS Coupé, rolled off the line in Győr and is now on its way to its new owner in the United Kingdom. The car is painted in exclusive “viper green” and equipped with a 2.0 four-cylinder gasoline engine (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.3 – 6.7 (32.2 – 35.1 US mpg), combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 168 – 155 (270.4 – 249.4 g/mi*). The engine was also produced by the Audi Hungaria plant.
  • 10/04/17
    Company

    Oliver Hoffmann takes over as the new Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport

    Oliver Hoffmann (40) took over as Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH on October 1. He succeeds Stephan Reil (52) in this role, and is now responsible for the upcoming product campaign from the Audi subsidiary brand. By 2020, the number of Audi Sport series production models is set to increase from 11 to 16.
  • 09/29/17
    Company

    New Managing Director at Audi Hungaria: Achim Heinfling succeeds to Peter Kössler

    Achim Heinfling (54) is taking over as Managing Director of Audi Hungaria as of October 1, 2017. He succeeds to Peter Kössler, who was appointed Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at AUDI AG in September. Mr. Heinfling is moving to Győr from the carmaker’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, where he has been Head of Production Planning engine and chassis since 2014. Between 2007 and 2014, Mr. Heinfling was Director for Engine Production at Audi Hungaria and thus had a major impact on the company’s development.
  • 09/29/17
    Models

    Presales start for new Audi A8

    At the Audi Summit in Barcelona the brand with the Four Rings celebrated the world premiere of the new Audi A8. Customers in Germany will be able to order the luxury sedan from October 5. With strikingly stylish design, first-class chassis solutions, a touch operating concept and the electrification of all drive units, the fourth generation of the A8 provides the latest reference for Vorsprung durch Technik. The basic price in Germany for the flagship is 90,600 euros; the long-wheelbase version starts at 94,100 euros.
  • 09/25/17
    Company

    Audi México: Andreas Lehe new Managing Director for Production and Logistics

    Audi México has successfully tackled the production launch for the Audi Q5 in San José Chiapa, Mexico. Andreas Lehe will now head up Production and Logistics at the new Audi site as planned starting October 1. Outgoing Managing Director of Production and Logistics, Klaus Peter Körner, will return to Germany at the end of September, in keeping with the contract.
  • 09/25/17
    Company

    Audi Twin Cup 2017: Germany wins world championship for service

    Precision and passion leads to the world championship in Audi Service: the team from Germany claimed victory in the international finals of the Audi Twin Cup 2017. Teams of service technicians and advisors impressed with their expert technical knowledge and superior consulting expertise.
  • 09/19/17
    Company

    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.
  • 09/19/17
    Company

    Study shows Audi unmatched for future viability

    Kudos for the four rings: When it comes to viability for the future, the BrandTrust Resilience Index has ranked Audi in first place among automobile brands in Germany. The brand moved up a spot since the last survey in 2015 and took over the top ranking from Tesla.
  • 09/13/17
    Company

    Audi g-tron at the IAA: the clean alternative for frequent drivers

    Fuel consumption of the models named: A4 Avant g-tron: CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.3 – 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100km: 6.5 – 5.5* (36.2 – 42.8 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 117 – 102* (188.3 – 164.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 147 – 126* (236.6 – 202.8 g/mi) A5 Sportback g-tron: CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.2 – 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.3 – 5.6* (37.3 – 42.0 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 114 – 102* (183.5 – 164.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 143 – 126* (230.1 – 202.8 g/mi) A3 Sportback g-tron: CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 3.5 - 3.3*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.4 - 5.1* (43.6 – 46.1 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 96 - 89* (154.5 – 143.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 126 - 117* (202.8 – 188.3 g/mi) Audi demonstrates through its g-tron fleet how sporty driving can be combined with efficiency, environmental friendliness and fuel economy. The brand with the Four Rings is now making a particularly sustainable offer: The company is to supply climate-friendly Audi e-gas to its customers as standard for three years, to power the A4 Avant g-tron, A5 Sportback g-tron and A3 Sportback g-tron models. The customer pays the standard natural gas price. With this deal, Audi is reducing the CO2 emissions of the g-tron fleet when running on gas by 80 percent**. The two new models A4 Avant g-tron and A5 Sportback g-tron are currently being exhibited at the IAA in Frankfurt.
  • 09/12/17
    Models

    Return of the RS icon: the new Audi RS 4 Avant

    Audi Sport GmbH celebrates the world debut of the new Audi RS 4 Avant (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.8; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 200-199*) at the IAA 2017. It combines high performance with tremendous everyday usability. Its 2.9 TFSI engine with 331 kW (450 hp) and 600 Nm of torque makes it the sporty vanguard of the A4 family. The standard quattro drive distributes the power of the V6 biturbo to all four wheels.
  • 09/11/17
    Models

    Puristic driving dynamics: the new Audi R8 V10 RWS

    The Audi Sport GmbH is extending its R8 model series to include a new derivative with rear-wheel drive. The Audi R8 V10 RWS (Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.6 – 12.4, combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 286 – 283**) comes in a limited series of 999 units with both Coupé and Spyder variants. It will be rear-driven (Rear Wheel Series) and be built exclusively by hand at the Böllinger Höfe R8 factory.
  • 09/08/17
    Company

    “Audi MQ!”: Impulse for the mobility of tomorrow

    Creative discussion about the future of mobility: Pioneers, visionaries and experts at Audi’s first Mobility Quotient!-Summit consider dimensions of movement. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak described his journey from startup to IT giant. Wikipedia head Jimmy Wales offered insight into his online encyclopedia’s secret to success. In interactive workspaces, participants from all over the world worked in dialogue with Audi employees to develop new approaches to the most important mobility issues
  • 09/08/17
    Models

    Audi at the IAA 2017: Autonomous driving in three steps

    Progress in three levels: Audi is showcasing its autonomous driving strategy at the IAA 2017. The new Audi A8 incorporates conditional automated driving at level 3 as standard. Two concept cars will also be demonstrating the Audi vision for level 4 and level 5. They also provide insights into the brand’s future Audi AI technologies. Other production models – from sporty to ultra-efficient – round off the motor show presence of the brand with the four rings.
  • 09/07/17
    Company

    Audi continues substantial sales growth in China in August

    Following growth in June and July, AUDI AG increased its global sales year-on-year in August as well. Around 138,900 premium automobiles delivered in August represent a 5.0 percent increase in sales compared with 2016. Cumulative sales since January total around 1,202,400 units and are 2.6 percent below the record-breaking figure from 2016. Last month, Audi sales increased in all three top markets of the Four Rings – in the United States (+2.8%), in Germany (+6.7%), and, most notably, in China: Audi once again achieved substantial growth (+10.3%) in its largest market on the back of strong sales in July and reported its best sales month of the year to date with 54,205 Chinese customers.
  • 09/07/17
    Technology

    Navigation technology at the highest level: Audi and HERE developing hand in hand

    Audi and HERE Technologies continue to integrate their services for even greater customer benefit. In the new Audi A8 luxury sedan, the automobile manufacturer offers an array of technologies and services created by the map developer. Audi participates in HERE together with other companies. Both sides plan to intensify their collaboration in future.
  • 09/05/17
    Company

    Katia Bassi joins Automobili Lamborghini as Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member

    Automobili Lamborghini announces Katia Bassi has joined the Management Board of the Company as Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali.
  • 09/01/17
    Company

    Audi transport with DB Cargo CO2-free all over Germany

    Audi’s logistics department is a pioneer for climate protection. As of now, all rail transport for AUDI AG in Germany is CO2-free. Audi is the first company in Germany to organize its logistics operations by rail to be completely CO2-neutral. By changing over to DB Cargo’s “DBeco plus” product, the company will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 13,000 tons each year, achieving an important milestone along the way to CO2-neutral production.
  • 08/30/17
    Company

    Successful model of dual training: some 800 young people to start at the Audi sites in Germany

    804 young people will start their vocational training at Audi in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm this year. The carmaker will thus be training a similarly large number of young people as in the previous year. In addition, 39 young people will start a dual course of study. A dual course of study for a master’s degree will also be offered for the first time.
  • 08/30/17
    Company

    Audi launches Virtual Reality technology in dealerships

    A premiere in automotive retail: the Audi VR experience is being launched as first fully functional virtual reality application for customer consultation at dealerships. First Audi dealers in Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain are now starting to deploy the virtual reality headset installation, with additional markets and locations to follow. With the VR solution, customers can get an extremely realistic experience of their individually configured car, down to the last detail. The VR experience explains Audi technologies intuitively and offers customers the opportunity to immerse themselves virtually in extraordinary moments from the world of the four rings. As part of Audi’s comprehensive initiative for digital innovation at dealerships, the VR experience is completely integrated into the brand’s IT systems.
  • 08/28/17
    Company

    Audi appoints four new Board of Management members

    There is to be a new composition of the Board of Management of AUDI AG as of September 1. The area of Finance, IT and Integrity will be the responsibility of Alexander Seitz and the area of Marketing and Sales will be headed by Bram Schot. Wendelin Göbel will be in charge of Human Resources and Organization and Peter Kössler will be responsible for Production and Logistics. Matthias Müller and Rupert Stadler see the change at the top as creating the right conditions for the company’s future success. General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch emphasized that the transformation at Audi should be shaped so that both business success and the interests of the workforce are sustainably balanced.
  • 08/25/17
    Company

    Audi uses virtual reality to train Logistics employees

    The training center of the future fits in a suitcase: A computer, a pair of virtual reality glasses and two controllers are all it takes for the new interactive learning program for Audi packing logistics. The program makes it fun for employees to learn the packing process for CKD Logistics (CKD = completely knocked down). The exercises are designed like a video game and the equipment is quick and easy to set up anywhere.
  • 08/23/17
    Models

    Two numbers to signify the future – new power output designations at Audi

    Audi is adopting a standardized nomenclature for the power output designations of its worldwide range of automobiles. The names of the model series – from Audi A1 to Audi Q7 – will remain unchanged. Within the model families, combinations of two numbers will replace the various type designations previously used. The new designations stand for the specific power output and apply both to cars with combustion engines and to e-tron models with hybrid and electric drives.
  • 08/23/17
    Company

    Audi models with a solar roof: Car manufacturer cooperates with Hanergy

    Thin-film solar cells in panoramic glass roofs of Audi models: Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist, Hanergy, are working together on this development project. With this cooperation, the partners aim to generate solar energy to increase the range of electric vehicles. The first prototype is to be built by the end of 2017.
  • 08/18/17
    Tradition

    Audi Sport at the Monterey Car Week

    The Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.3; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 287) will be making its debut appearance in the United States this weekend at the Monterey Car Week. Audi Sport is using the occasion to celebrate the long and successful motorsport involvement of the brand with the four rings. Current road and racing models will also be presented.
  • 08/17/17
    Models

    Alternatives for the midsize category: Audi A4 and A5 now available to order as g-tron

    Audi is offering its customers two sustainable alternatives in the midsize category: the new A4 Avant g-tron and the new A5 Sportback g-tron. Both models are powered by a bivalent 2.0 TFSI engine developing 170 hp. Like the A3 Sportback g-tron that is already on the market, they can run on a choice of the climate-friendly fuel Audi e-gas, conventional CNG (compressed natural gas) or gasoline. Customers can now order both models from dealers. A4 Avant g-tron: CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.4 - 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.5 - 5.5*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 117 - 102*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 147 - 126* A5 Sportback g-tron: CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.2 - 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.3 - 5.6*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 114 - 102*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 143 - 126* A3 Sportback g-tron: CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 3.6 - 3.3*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.5 - 5.1 *; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 98 - 89*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 128 - 117*
  • 08/10/17
    Models

    Red Dot Awards for the Brand Book of Audi Sport

    The new Audi Sport Brand Book has received three awards at this years “Red Dot Award: Communication Design”: The painstakingly produced Brand Book from Audi Sport GmbH took the renowned German in the categories “Books” and “Film Craft” - for the book itself and for two of the films produced for it.
  • 08/08/17
    Company

    Audi offers trade-in bonus for switching to latest efficiency technologies

    AUDI AG is offering attractive trade-in bonuses to customers who switch to an Audi with Euro 6 standard from diesel-powered cars with emission standards Euro 1 through Euro 4. The price advantage is scaled by model. Depending on the category of the new car, it amounts to between €3,000 and €10,000. The bonus is especially attractive for customers who select an Audi with plug-in-hybrid technology or a g-tron model that runs on CNG (compressed natural gas). The initiative is applicable in Germany with immediate effect. In this way, Audi is helping to accelerate the replacement of older vehicles with modern and more environmentally friendly cars.
  • 08/04/17
    Company

    Audi sales grow in July to new all-time high

    AUDI AG has increased its worldwide deliveries in July by 3.5 percent year-on-year. With around 154,600 cars sold, the company achieved the highest July sales in its history. Sales increased in all core regions – in Europe by 1.4 percent, in North America by 4.0 percent and in Asia-Pacific by 6.7 percent. China made up the biggest share of gains in the past month, up 10.3 percent to 51,235 customers. In the United States (+2.5%), Audi continued its growth streak despite the clearly negative market environment. Around 1,063,550 worldwide deliveries since January are 3.6 percent below the 2016 reference figure following a challenging beginning of the year. At the start of July, the cumulative figure was still at a negative 4.7 percent.
  • 08/03/17
    Company

    Human robot cooperation: KLARA facilitates greater diversity of versions in production at Audi

    New robot colleague in the assembly of Audi A4/A5 models: People and robot now work there side by side without a protective fence. With this human-robot cooperation (HRC), the smart factory comes closer to reality at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt. “Adhesive application with robot assistance,” abbreviated from the German as KLARA, provides support with the installation of roofs made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) in the new Audi RS 5 Coupe (fuel consumption combined in l/100 km: 8.7; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 197*). So for the first time, Audi is using an HRC light robot in its main plant for applying adhesive in final assembly. Similar robots are already integrated into production in the body shops in Ingolstadt and Brussels as well as in engine assembly in Győr.
  • 07/28/17
    Company

    Audi Group posts robust financial figures after challenging first half of 2017

    The Audi Group achieved revenue of €30.1 billion and operating profit of €2.7 billion in the first half of 2017. Audi improved its operating performance compared with the first half of last year. The operating return on sales increased to 8.9 percent and is clearly within the target corridor of 8 to 10 percent. Worldwide deliveries of Audi brand cars were lower than in the first half of 2016 following the temporary decrease in sales in China. In June, unit sales in China increased again and reached their highest ever level for the month of June. The company anticipates stronger sales worldwide in the second half of the year, while advance expenditure for new models will have a greater financial impact than in the first six months of this year.
  • 07/21/17
    Company

    Innovation fireworks during the Audi IT Hackathon

    Creative Audi employees developed practical software prototypes for tomorrow’s business models during the third Audi IT Hackathon from July 19–21. Untethered from their daily routines, more than 100 employees from every AUDI AG division worked to fine-tune their ideas in innovation fields like big data, deep learning, virtual reality and wearable computing. The programming competition supports Audi on its way to becoming the premium digital car company.
  • 07/21/17
    Company

    For the future of the diesel engine: Audi starts free retrofit program for up to 850,000 cars

    Audi is offering its customers in Europe and other markets* a retrofit program for cars with EU5 and EU6 diesel engines. A total of up to 850,000 cars worldwide with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines (V6/V8 TDI, EU5/EU6) will get new software. This will further improve their emissions in real driving conditions beyond the current legal requirements. The action will take place in close consultation with Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). In this way, Audi intends to reduce overall emissions, especially in urban areas. The service also applies to the Porsche and Volkswagen models that are fitted with the same types of engines and will be carried out free of charge for all customers.
  • 07/11/17
    Company

    First Audi Summit in Barcelona: world premieres underscore the Four Ring’s Vorsprung

    At the first Audi Summit this Tuesday, the premium brand is presenting innovations along its path to becoming the premium digital car company. Barcelona is the venue for an exclusive brand event at which 2,000 guests from all over the world will experience the premiere of the new Audi A8 and other technological milestones from the brand with the Four Rings. The brand’s exhibition showcases new concepts for individual mobility in the digital age, with topics of the future such as sustainable manufacturing, lightweight construction, connectivity, piloted driving and digital services.
  • 07/07/17
    Company

    AUDI AG: June sales up in China, USA and Western Europe

    AUDI AG increased sales in June in all its three largest sales markets. In China (+1.7%), the company returned to growth. In the tightening U.S. market, the Four Rings saw business continue to grow substantially, up 5.3 percent. Sales also increased year-on-year in Western Europe (+2.6%). Audi delivered around 170,650 automobiles to customers worldwide in the past month, thus exceeding the high level of June 2016 (+1.0%). Cumulative sales since January total around 908,950 units. The impact in the first few months of the year of extraordinary effects associated with the strategic alignment of Audi’s China business meant sales by midyear were down 4.7 percent on the 2016 figure.
  • 07/03/17
    Company

    Best Employer 2017: Audi is top among graduates

    Audi continues to be a preferred employer for many young academics in Germany. This is demonstrated by the current employer surveys carried out by the consulting companies Universum* and trendence*. In particular, students of engineering and economics place the company in top positions and want to turn their visions into Vorsprung at Audi. Amongst IT experts, the automobile manufacturer with innovative topics is once again ranked in the top-ten most popular employers.
  • 06/26/17
    Company

    What makes “Generation Z” tick? Audi examines the goals and desires of its youngest employees

    After “Generation Y,” “Generation Z” has now also arrived on the job market. Audi wants to better understand the professional desires and goals of this youngest employee generation and has carried out a wide-ranging survey of people born in or after 1995. The most important finding: “Generation Z” is loyal, flexible and career oriented – and is far less different from “Generation Y” than had been assumed.
  • 06/21/17
    Company

    Second electric car for Audi’s production network

    Audi is expanding its model portfolio with a new e-tron-model. Production of the Audi e-tron Sportback will start at Audi Brussels (Belgium) in 2019. That Audi plant will therefore be responsible for producing a second fully electric model. The Audi e-tron electric SUV will drive off the assembly line there as of 2018.
  • 06/21/17
    Company

    Audi and Johannes Kepler University of Linz to establish center for artificial intelligence

    Audi and the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU) are to conduct joint research into the intelligent car of the future. For this purpose, the university and the brand with the Four Rings will now establish the “Audi.JKU deep learning center” in Linz. Through cooperation with the Institute for Bioinformatics headed by Prof. Sepp Hochreiter, Audi plans to promote the use of artificial intelligence in automobiles.
  • 06/09/17
    Company

    Paolo Poma appointed new CFO of Automobili Lamborghini

    Automobili Lamborghini has appointed Paolo Poma as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director. He will join the team led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali, effective immediately.
  • 06/09/17
    Models

    „Audi Summit” in Barcelona in July: brand exhibition of the Four Rings

    Audi has issued invitations to its own brand exhibition to take place on July 11, 2017. On a total area of more than 10,000 square meters, the first Audi Summit will showcase pioneering solutions for the urban mobility of tomorrow – from premium mobility services to piloted driving and parking. 2,000 guests from all over the world will also experience the premiere of the brand’s new flagship, the Audi A8.
  • 06/08/17
    Company

    Audi continues to grow in North America in May

    In May, AUDI AG delivered around 159,600 cars to customers, 2.8 percent less than in the same month in 2016. Around 738,300 deliveries over the first five months of the year represent a decrease of 5.9 percent worldwide. Despite the downturn of the total U.S. market, Audi managed to further increase sales in the United States in May too, achieving substantial growth in North America overall since the start of the year (+6.6%). In China, the sales balance for the past month (-4.0%) was still influenced by the negotiations on future collaboration, which have now been brought to a successful conclusion. The intended comprehensive deal was sealed in the second half of the month. The Chinese Audi dealers reported 48,012 units delivered in May, the highest monthly sales figure in the year to date.
  • 05/30/17
    Company

    Smart Factory Hackathon: coding for Audi’s production of the future

    Anyone who masters algorithms and programming is exactly right for this event: From October 4 to 6, 2017 the Audi Production division in Ingolstadt is holding its second Smart Factory Hackathon. In this competition, talented young data scientists from all over the world have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. The goal is to work out practical solutions for production processes of the future within 25 hours. Interested students and young professionals can apply immediately.
  • 05/20/17
    Company

    Audi defines future network strategy with partners in China

    AUDI AG, FAW Group and FAW-Volkswagen have signed an agreement with the Audi dealer council for the future development of the Audi business in China. The agreement is based on a common understanding of how the planned cooperation between SAIC and Audi will meet the interests of all parties involved. AUDI AG, FAW Group and FAW-Volkswagen will implement the 10-year growth plan together with their dealer partners in order to develop business in China in a profitable and sustainable way.
  • 05/18/17
    Company

    Focus on the future: Audi presents strategic plans to shareholders after a challenging year

    Audi takes a confident look at the future despite the current challenges. Following a year that was impacted by the diesel crisis, the company plans to continue pushing forward with its strategic transformation. At the Annual General Meeting this Thursday in Neckarsulm, the Board of Management explained the company’s plans for its models, technologies and business operations to the shareholders.
  • 05/17/17
    Company

    Audi Supervisory Board reappoints CEO Rupert Stadler for another five years

    In its regular meeting this Wednesday, the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG confirmed the appointment of Rupert Stadler as Chairman of the Board of Management for another five years. The Supervisory Board also decided to upgrade and expand the area of responsibility for integrity. The Chief Compliance Officer is to report directly to CFO Axel Strotbek.
  • 05/11/17
    Company

    AUDI AG: Extraordinary effects impact sales in April

    AUDI AG delivered around 156,150 cars to customers worldwide in April; a decrease of 5.0 percent compared to the 2016 record-breaking figure. In China, where business is currently impacted by extraordinary effects associated with Audi’s strategic alignment in the market, sales in the past month were 11.6 percent higher than in March. Year-on-year, April results in China were still 6.9 percent down. Global deliveries since the start of the year amount to around 578,750 units, 6.7 percent below the 2016 figure. In Western Europe (+1.0%) and North America (+7.3%), Audi achieved further growth despite the ongoing model changeover for the Q5 and the A5 family.
  • 05/04/17
    Company

    Audi Tool Trophy: Prize for talented young engineers

    Sharp edges, tight radii – it is the design of their bodies in particular that makes the Audi models so unmistakable. In Production these precise lines can often only be manufactured with specialized tools from the Competence Center for Plant Equipment and Forming Technology. In its search for innovative toolmaking ideas, the “Audi Tool Trophy” student competition is now entering its ninth year. The winners received prize money of up to 2,500 euros on May 3.
  • 05/04/17
    Company

    Audi is financially on track after the first quarter

    In the first quarter of 2017, the Audi Group achieved a robust operating profit. While revenue remained at the level of the first quarter of last year the earnings figure actually rose slightly compared to the prior-year period which had been negatively influenced by special items. The operating return on sales for the first quarter is 8.7 percent.
  • 05/02/17
    Company

    New ratings system at Audi: sustainability is decisive for placing orders with suppliers

    AUDI AG has introduced sustainability ratings for its suppliers this April. The objective is that in the future, orders will only be placed with suppliers that obtain a positive rating. Audi is therefore increasing its commitment to achieving a sustainable value chain. The ratings are based on checks carried out at the suppliers’ production plants as well as on self disclosure. The premium car manufacturer is starting the ratings system with the selection of suppliers for the new Audi e-tron* electric SUV and for the successor to the Audi A3.
  • 04/13/17
    Company

    Audi sales down year-on-year in the first quarter due to temporary extraordinary effects in China

    AUDI AG sold around 422,600 automobiles in the first quarter of 2017, 7.3 percent less than one year ago. International markets reported a mixed picture for the Four Rings: Western Europe (+2.4%) and North America (+8.6%) both registered the most successful start to the year in Audi history. Despite the ongoing generation changeover of important high-volume models such as the Audi Q5 and the A5 family, the brand continued to grow in both regions. In China (-22.1%), by contrast, temporary extraordinary effects impacted the start of 2017. Audi is laying important structural foundations for the market potential of the coming decade there. In the month of March, around 173,450 deliveries worldwide were 6.8 percent below the previous year’s figure.
  • 04/13/17
    Company

    Audi Sport racing academy – promoting talent

    The Audi driving experience is now redirecting its program in motorsport: the team around the driver coach and mentor Sepp Haider will focus on the promotion of young talent in the Audi Sport racing academy. In addition to theoretical and sports training, the academy’s comprehensive program also includes practice in the Audi Sport TT Cup and, for the first time, in the ADAC GT Masters.
  • 04/11/17
    Company

    Plans for two new Q models in the Audi production network

    Audi is to expand its portfolio with two new Q models and has announced where they will be built: Production of the Audi Q8 will start in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2018 and the first Audi Q4 will drive off the assembly line in Győr (Hungary) in 2019.
  • 04/05/17
    Company

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: Space Frame with a unique mix of materials

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its lightweight design success story. For the next generation of the Audi A8*, an intelligent mix of four materials is being used for the first time in the weight-bearing body structure – more materials than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design: Its low weight and impressive rigidity offer greater performance, efficiency and safety.
  • 04/05/17
    Company

    Audi and Porsche join forces for shared vehicle architecture

    The green light has been given for the shared vehicle architecture strategy of the future: Rupert Stadler and Oliver Blume, the Board of Management Chairmen of AUDI AG and Porsche AG, plan to cooperate even more closely. The objective of the new initiative is to shape the mobility of the future together. Through the effective application of development capacities, additional scope is to be created for the topics of electrification, digitization and autonomous driving. This will enhance competitiveness so that the two companies can optimally utilize the opportunities for future model generations and better meet the challenges.
  • 04/03/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi once again “best training company” in 2017

    Audi is one of “Germany’s best training companies” for the second time in succession. According to a study by FOCUS MONEY magazine, the company offers optimal conditions for apprentices in the “Automobile Manufacturers” category. A total of 940 companies from more than 50 sectors participated in the nationwide study.
  • 03/30/17
    Company

    Audi seeks acquisition of Silvercar Inc., a mobility technology company based in the U.S.

    Audi plans to acquire Silvercar by expanding its minority share to 100 percent. The U.S.-based company has successfully specialized in digital services for flexible vehicle use in the high-end market segment. In the future, Audi and Silvercar intend to cooperate closely to expand the range of mobility products and services offered in the U.S. In addition to the core business of Silvercar, both partners also plan to further develop the successfully launched Audi mobility services in the U.S. market. The acquisition is currently subject to approval from the applicable regulatory authorities.
  • 03/29/17
    Company

    Audi Supervisory Board to propose to the Annual General Meeting the ratification of the actions of all current members of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board

    At this year’s Annual General Meeting to be held on May 19, 2017, the Supervisory Board of Audi Aktiengesellschaft will propose the ratification of the actions of all current members of the Board of Management for the year 2016. This will take place on the basis of a comprehensive legal review by the law firm Gleiss Lutz.
  • 03/17/17
    Company

    Audi Hungaria: solid results for 2016

    AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. ended the year 2016 with solid results: The company's engine production operations built 1,926,638 engines (2015: 2,022,520). The automotive production side built a total of 122,975 automobiles (2015: 159,842), including the new models Audi TT RS Coupé and Roadster. The premium manufacturer achieved revenue of €7,136 million (2015: € 7,906 million). At the end of the year the company had 11,631 employees (2015: 11,411).
  • 03/16/17
    Company

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  • 03/15/17
    Company

    Ducati turnover and sales continue to grow

    The year 2016 was another positive year for Ducati: the motorcycle manufacturer delivered 55,451 motorcycles to customers all over the world thus recording an increase in sales for the seventh consecutive year (+1.2%; 642 more motorcycles than in 2015). The result translates into a turnover of € 731 million, with an increase of 4.1% compared to 2015 (€ 702 million). At the end of fiscal year 2016, Ducati also contributed an operating result of € 51 million (2015: € 54 million) and an operating margin of 7% to the Audi Group.
  • 03/15/17
    Company

    Automobili Lamborghini Sets Another Record in 2016

    In Fiscal Year 2016 (31.12.2016), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. achieved new historic landmarks. The Italian super sports car brand from Sant’Agata Bolognese increased worldwide sales by seven per cent from 3,245 to 3,457 units. Thus, sales grew for the sixth consecutive year. Turnover exceeded 900 Mio. Euros for the first time and increased from 872 Mio. Euro to 906 Mio. Euro (+4%). This increase is reflected also in the positive operating result, confirming the solidity of the growth path. In preparation for the market launch of the third model line, the Super SUV Urus, in 2018 Lamborghini continues its strategic investments. The total headcount increased from 1,298 to 1,415 during 2016.
  • 03/15/17
    Company

    Audi sales in February down slightly year-on-year

    AUDI AG delivered around 125,100 automobiles in February. In North America (+16.1%) strong demand for the Audi A4 and the Q7 in particular once again translated into double-digit growth. Likewise in Europe (+1.9%), the Four Rings achieved the best start to the year in its history and continued to grow in February. In China, Audi is currently holding intensive talks with its local partners in order to position the joint cooperation suitably for the planned next stage of growth. In this phase the Chinese dealers are managing their business cautiously and reported 5.8 percent fewer deliveries in the past month than a year ago. Global sales in February were thus 1.1 percent below the record-breaking figure from 2016
  • 03/15/17
    Company

    Audi sets strategic path in challenging year 2016

    In the coming years, Audi will significantly rejuvenate its product range, will launch several electric cars and will enter new digital business areas. The robust core business forms the basis for the required advance expenditure. The Audi Group’s revenue increased to €59.3 billion in 2016 and its operating return on sales before special items was 8.2 percent. The company recognized provisions totaling €1.8 billion for the resolution of the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue and in connection with Takata airbags. After these special items, operating profit amounted to €3.1 billion, resulting in an operating return on sales of 5.1 percent.
  • 03/02/17
    Models

    New Audi Q5 an impressive performer in the Euro NCAP

    The new Audi Q5* was awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP, the organization’s highest rating. The top score means the bestseller from Ingolstadt is among the safest automobiles in its class.
  • 02/24/17
    Company

    Johannes Roscheck is the new president of Audi do Brasil

    Dr. Johannes Roscheck is the new president and CEO of Audi do Brasil. With great expertise in the automotive sector and knowledge of the Brazilian market, Roscheck, who is an Austrian, has served as CFO in the brand's production unit in Curitiba already in the 1990s.
  • 02/17/17
    Company

    Audi receives Industrial Inclusion Prize

    For the exemplary integration of people with physical disabilities, AUDI AG has been awarded the 2016 Industrial Inclusion Prize in the large company category. At its plants in Germany in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, the company employs 3,100 people with disabilities, or 5.8 percent of the workforce. Together with the University of St. Gallen, Audi has carried out a comprehensive scientific evaluation of its integration process and has derived further specific steps to be taken.
  • 02/15/17
    Company

    Audi wins VDA Logistics Award for automated vehicle transport

    A prize for a pioneering achievement: Audi has won the Logistics Award for 2017 from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in recognition of its FTS driverless vehicle transport system. The autonomously operating system has been in production operation at the Ingolstadt site since the beginning of the year. The parking robot named Ray sorts up to 2,000 cars per day for loading onto railway freight cars. This application is the only one of its kind to date in the automotive industry.
  • 02/14/17
    Company

    Audi achieves further growth in Europe and North America

    AUDI AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe (up 3.1% to 61,800 units) and North America (up 11.8% to 16,200 units). Sales in China fell by 35.3% to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi established a long-term, strategic growth plan for the coming decade together with its Chinese partner FAW. Against this background the Chinese Audi dealers had planned a restrained business volume at the start of the year. This temporary development in China also affected the global sales balance: Worldwide deliveries fell by 13.5 percent compared with the record-breaking figures for the prior-year month.
  • 02/07/17
    Company

    Valuable contribution to resource management: Audi Environmental Foundation honors young scientists

    The Audi Environmental Foundation has recognized two young scientists with its “Sustainable Resource Management Award” (SRM). For the seventh time now, the Foundation has given this award for the best theses on the master’s course for sustainable resource management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The winners examined the CO2 footprint as a key factor for climate protection in the German construction equipment industry and strategies for the sustainable use of hydroelectric power. Anne Katrin Kleih and Veda Sara Sayakoummane will receive prize money of 1,500 euros.
  • 01/24/17
    Company

    Audi etches symbols into car paint

    Audi has developed a process for the partial matting of painted surfaces. A special powder roughens the clear lacquer on the surface to a depth of a few thousandths of a millimeter so that individual markings become visible. With this process, the Audi exclusive program offers personalized design of the side blades for all R8 customers.
  • 01/19/17
    Technology

    An Audi success story – 8 million cars with quattro drive

    The brand is celebrating a special milestone that also is a fitting occasion for this time of year: rolling off the production line at the new plant in San José Chiapa is the 8 millionth Audi with quattro drive – the technology that delivers a big, built-in boost in safety and driving pleasure, even on snow and ice. The milestone car is a garnet red Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro*.
  • 01/18/17
    Company

    2016: Another good year for Audi Hungaria

    AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. had a successful year 2016 with 1,926,638 engines and 122,975 automobiles produced. With these good levels of production, Audi Hungaria operated at a very stable level in 2016 and is a key mainstay of the Audi Group. Premium is a guiding principle in Győr: In March, the Audi TT RS received the “Innovation of the Year” award. Its engine, the 2.5 liter TFSI five cylinder engine with 400 horsepower, won the “International Engine of the Year” prize for the seventh time in 2016. At present, 11,631 people are employed at Audi Hungaria.
  • 01/17/17
    Company

    AUDI AG and FAW Group sign strategic growth plan for China

    AUDI AG is set to further expand its business activities in the Chinese market: Together with its local partner FAW Group, the company has defined 21 key strategy fields with respective goals in a 10-year plan. Audi will significantly expand its model portfolio locally produced at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified automobiles. With a new dedicated company for mobility and digital services, the two partners want to advance their joint commitment in this expanding premium business segment. Furthermore Audi and FAW will intensify their collaboration in financial services aiming to serve the rapidly growing demand from Audi customers in this field. With this agenda for the future, Audi and FAW are laying the groundwork to continue the growth strategy of the four rings in China.
  • 01/16/17
    Company

    Ducati ends 2016 on yet another high, with motorcycle sales topping 55,000

    Ducati Motor Holding enjoyed further growth in 2016, delivering 55,451 motorcycles to customers all over the world: that's an increase of 1.2% compared to 2015 (54,809 bikes).
  • 01/16/17
    Company

    Automobili Lamborghini achieves another record year: 3,457 cars delivered to customers in 2016

    In Fiscal Year 2016 (1 Jan - 31 Dec), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. set another historic sales record. With 3,457 cars delivered to customers around the world, the Italian super sports car producer surpassed the 3,400 units mark for the first time. This marks a new milestone not only for sales, but also for brand and product.
  • 01/09/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi sets new sales record: 1.868 million deliveries in 2016

    AUDI AG increased its global sales to around 1,867,750 automobiles in 2016, 3.6 percent more than in the previous record-breaking year 2015. During the ongoing, wide-ranging renewal of the model range, sales increased in all core regions: in Europe (+7.1%), in North America (+5.3%) with further growth in the plateaued U.S. market (+4%) and in Asia-Pacific (+0.5%). In all five of its largest individual markets, the four rings sold more automobiles than in the previous year. Worldwide, demand increased for the seventh year in a row since 2009. Compared with 949,729 customers in 2009, the company almost doubled its market success over this period.
  • 01/05/17
    Technology

    Piloted driving with artificial intelligence: Audi partnering with top companies in the electronics industry

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology for piloted driving – that’s why Audi and strong partners from the electronics industry are jointly developing game-changing know-how in the field of machine learning. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Audi is presenting the Audi Q7 deep learning concept, a piloted driving car made possible thanks to collaboration with NVIDIA.
  • 12/13/16
    Company

    First German location for Audi on demand

    It’s the most convenient way to get from the tarmac to the business appointment: Airline passengers at Munich Airport can now use the premium mobility service Audi on demand to continue on the next leg of their trip in one of the brand’s latest models. Sophisticated travelers and Audi aficionados can expect to find a fleet of cars equipped with exclusive features – from designer coupes to the high performance experience. Users can book the Audi models with a mobile app and pick them up directly at the myAudi Sphere at the terminal. This makes Munich the first German location for Audi on demand.
  • 12/12/16
    Company

    Audi sales up in all core regions

    Audi continues its course of growth: The brand’s deliveries increased by 4.3 percent to around 154,050 units in the past month. Demand rose sharply in Europe where two important new models, the Audi Q2 and the Audi A5, were launched on the market only recently. Across the entire portfolio, sales in the region increased by 9.5 percent to around 68,200 automobiles. The company also posted further growth in the two other core regions of North America (+3.6%) and Asia-Pacific (+0.8%) in November. Since the start of the year around 1,713,900 customers worldwide decided to buy an Audi; 4.2 percent more than in the same period last year.
  • 12/09/16
    Company

    Audi Brussels wins environment award “Trends Business Tour 2016”

    Audi Brussels has received the environment award “Trends Business Tour 2016.” The brand with the Four Rings succeeded against strong competition, including the energy giant EDF, the consulting company Energiris, and the bio-drink producer Simone a Soif. The jury stated that the key criterion for the decision was the convincing overall sustainability concept of Audi Brussels.

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