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Volkswagen Group to Invest in New Products, Innovative Technologies and Global Presence

by on 27 November 2014 in Industry News

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The Volkswagen Group will invest a total of EUR 85.6 billion in new models, innovative technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division over the coming five years. Around two-thirds of the total investment amount will flow into increasingly efficient vehicles, drives and more environmentally friendly production. This is the result of the Group’s investment planning for 2015 to 2019 discussed by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft at its meeting on Friday. “We will continue to invest in the future to become the leading automotive group in both ecological and economic terms – with the best and most sustainable products”, said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in Wolfsburg. “Development costs will remain high in the future as a result of high innovation pressure and increasing demands on the automotive industry from CO2 legislation. As a Group, we have the expertise and financial strength to continue to extend our technology leadership and to reach our goals for 2018.” More…

FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Shanghai Race Report + Watch Race Video

by on 3 November 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi just missed out on a podium place in round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Shanghai. Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) in the best Audi R18 e-tron quattro had to admit defeat in the six-hour race. The Le Mans winners crossed the finish line in front of their team-mates Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen (BR/F/DK). More…

FIA WEC: Audi Sport Qualifying Report + Watch Session Video

by on 2 November 2014 in Motorsport

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Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen best Audi driver team Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer on third row as well  Audi Sport Team Joest thoroughly prepared for the race Ingolstadt/Shanghai – Audi took fifth and sixth place in qualifying for round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). In the race, Audi – currently the runner-up […] More…

WEC: World Endurance Championship Visits China, Audi’s Largest Market

by on 28 October 2014 in Motorsport

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Final sprint in FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) China is Audi’s largest sales market Audi victorious in 6-hour race at Shanghai a year ago The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is wound up to a high pitch. Within the space of three weeks, sports car fans have been thrilled by the lead in the manufacturers’ […] More…

New China Limited Edition Audi A1 for Chinese Market

by on 10 October 2014 in Audi News

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Audi China has launched a limited edition A1 specifically for the Chinese market. With a plan to build just 500 units, the Audi A1 China Edition will offer exclusivity in a graphic intensive red, white and gold livery. Below is the consumer information provided on the Audi China website. When the global limited glaring design meets […] More…

Audi in China: Growth in Deliveries of 16% in First Three Quarters

by on 7 October 2014 in Audi News

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In the first nine months of this year, Audi set a new record in the Chinese market (including Hong Kong and Macau). Unit sales from January through September increased by 16 percent to a total of 415,704 cars. In September alone, the brand with the Four Rings delivered 51,614 automobiles, representing growth of 13,4 percent compared with the same month last year.
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Audi: More than 50,000 Cars Delivered in China in One Month for the First Time

by on 6 July 2014 in Audi News

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Sales in the first half of the year up by 17.8 percent to 268,666 cars Sales chief Luca de Meo: “Well over half a million cars will be sold in China by the end of the year” High customer satisfaction: Audi takes first place in J.D. Power SSI study Audi achieved new record figures in […] More…

Audi A3 World Car of the Year: Audi Chief Technical Officer Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg at Beijing’s Tsinghua University

by on 18 April 2014 in Audi News

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As an incremental part of the German premium manufacturer’s commitment to leading the industry in terms of sustainable mobility and automotive connectivity, Prof. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development of AUDI AG and head of cross-brand Research & Development at Volkswagen AG, delivered a guest lecture at Beijing-based Tsinghua University on Friday, April 18, 2014. More…

Audi and Partner FAW Cooperate on Plug-in Hybrid for China

by on 10 April 2014 in Audi News

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Together with its Chinese joint-venture partner FAW, Audi is to launch a plug-in hybrid car for the Chinese market. The Audi A6 e-tron will be based on the long-wheelbase version of the Audi A6, which is already produced in China, and will be specially developed for the most important market of the German premium manufacturer.
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WEC: Audi on Front Row following Shanghai Qualifying

by on 8 November 2013 in Audi News

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Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer miss first place by 0.089 seconds Duval/Kristensen/McNish on second row Fässler beats last year’s record by 261 thousandths of a second In a qualifying session that was thrilling up to the last seconds, a ‘string’ broke for Audi at the seventh round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in China. The Audi R18 […] More…

Awards for Audi from August to October 2013

by on 6 November 2013 in Audi News

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All the latest awards run by Audi during the month of October. More…

Audi Drivers Battle for World Championship in China

by on 1 November 2013 in Motorsport

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The twelfth Le Mans triumph, the early win of the manufacturers’ title* in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), plus five victories and five best times in qualifying at the first six events: Audi presents itself in top form in the WEC. The seventh round of the season at Shanghai (China) on November 9 may even produce the decision in the drivers’ World Championship. More…