After Significant Adverse Factors in 2018 Financial Year: Audi Accelerates Its Realignment

source: Audi AG Operating profit before special items falls to €4.7 billion; Operating return on sales before special items of 7.9 percent Financial base confirmed: €2.1 billion net cash flow; €20.4 billion net liquidity Board of Management to reveal new strategy at 2019 Annual General Meeting CEO Bram Schot: “Making Audi efficient, agile and stress resistant again” CFO Alexander Seitz: “Increasing the target for the Audi Transformation Plan to about €15 bi...

From Bud Dannemiller, Audi Club President: The Year In Review

words: Bud Dannemiller Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1 2019 issue of quattro magazine. Greetings from your Audi Club National Board of Directors. It’s hard to believe 2018 has gone by as quickly as it has. “How could this have happened?’ you might ask. The answer is pretty simple to me. It’s because of all of the activities you and your chapters have hosted across the depth and breadth of the Audi Club. For this, you all have the heartfelt thanks of the N...

Audi Closes 2018 With Around 1,812,500 Automobiles Sold

source: Audi AG Year-end closing down 3.5 percent in the wake of a difficult environment Four Rings once again premium market leader in China Audi CEO Bram Schot: “Preparing for new challenges after a challenging year” Audi delivered around 1,812,500 automobiles to customers worldwide in 2018, 3.5 percent less than a year ago. In Europe, sales fell 13.6 percent in the past twelve months. On the home continent, Audi had replaced almost a third of its deliveries with...

New Record For Audi Sport customer racing

source: Audi Sport Season’s tally encompasses 256 victories and 21 overall drivers’ titles Racing successes and titles in more than 700 races on five continents Increases in double-digit range versus 2017 season Never before has Audi Sport customer racing been equally successful with its customers in international motorsport: On its tenth anniversary, the customer racing department reports 256 individual race victories (+63 % versus 2017), a total of 634 podiums (+4...

Audi Brings All-New 2019 Sedans, SUVs And First Fully Electric e-tron To Los Angeles Auto Show

source: Audi of America All-new 2019 Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q8 now on sale and on display at LA Auto Show, Nov. 30 – Dec. 9 Audi e-tron, first fully electric production model from the brand, available for reservations and on stand Fully electric supercar concept – e-tron GT – to be revealed Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Audi press conference HERNDON – Audi of America will showcase the brand’s all-new 2019 sedans, SUVs and the first all-electric Audi e-tron at the Los Angeles Aut...

Audi Continues To Grow In August

source: Audi AG Around 153,900 deliveries worldwide, up 10.9 percent in the month Increasing demand in all regions, continued positive extraordinary effects in Europe Interim CEO and Sales chief Bram Schot: “Ushering in new era with first fully electric Audi” The Audi brand beat its 2017 results by 10.9 percent in August with around 153,900 premium automobiles sold. Among the core regions the number of deliveries grew most strongly in Europe (+21.5%). Here the deliv...

Audi Achieves Solid Financials in First Half of the Year and Anticipates Growing Challenges

[source: Audi AG] Audi Group: €31.2 billion revenue, €2.8 billion operating profit, operating return on sales of 8.9 percent CFO Alexander Seitz: “We are keeping Audi on track in an exceptional year” Audi transformation plan: implementation of first measures with positive earnings effect of more than €0.5 billion in full year In the first half of 2018, the Audi Group increased its revenue to €31.2 billion and its operating profit to €2.8 billion. The F...

Audi Sales Grow By 4.5 Percent in the First Half of the Year

[source: Audi AG] Worldwide around 949,300 deliveries since January June demand down 3.8 percent Interim CEO and Sales chief Bram Schot: “Performed well despite the difficult environment” AUDI AG delivered around 164,000 premium automobiles to customers in June. As such, sales were down 3.8 percent on the strong result of the same period last year. In the United States, sales of the Four Rings were up 0.3 percent, on a par with the prior-year level. As a result, Aud...

Audi A8 Most Innovative Model of 2018

[source: Audi AG] Two victories in “Automotive Innovations Award” A8 most innovative model, Audi most innovative premium brand for autonomous driving Audi Board Member for Technical Development Peter Mertens: “The Audi A8 is at the forefront of technology and is successfully doing pioneering work with automated driving” Ingolstadt/Frankfurt - Award-winning: The Audi A8 is the most innovative model of the year 2018 and Audi is the most innovative premium brand i...

Audi Sales In May Up Slightly Year-On-Year

[source: Audi AG] Ingolstadt - Around 160,600 deliveries in May worldwide Worldwide cumulative demand for Q models up 10.9 percent Sales chief Bram Schot: “Audi Q8 as the perfect addition to the full-size segment” AUDI AG delivered around 160,600 premium automobiles to customers worldwide in May. This means that sales are up slightly by 0.7 percent year-on-year. Global deliveries since the start of the year of around 785,300 units were up 6.4 percent on the 2017 ...

Audi Starts Second Quarter With Sales Growth

[source: Audi AG] Around 160,900 deliveries worldwide, up 3.1 percent China and North America provide important sales momentum Sales chief Bram Schot: “Set to more than double our local model range in China” AUDI AG delivered around 160,900 premium cars in April. Global sales increased by 3.1 percent. Customers took delivery of around 624,650 units across all models since January, an increase of 8.0 percent. As such, the Four Rings once again beat its previous reco...

Audi Starts Challenging Year With Successful First Quarter

[source: Audi AG] Audi Group: €15.3 billion revenue, €1.3 billion operating profit, operating return on sales of 8.5 percent CFO Alexander Seitz: “A solid basis to meet growing challenges” High self-financing strength: Significant increase in net cash flow to €1.9 billion In the first quarter of 2018, the Audi Group surpassed its revenue and operating profit of the prior-year period. The operating return on sales of 8.5 percent was once again within the stra...

Registration Is Now Open For The Audi Club Nationals 2018 – The Pacific Northwest Experience

Audi Club Nationals 2018 “The Pacific Northwest Experience” August 8-12, 2018 Dear Audi Club Member – You are invited to the Audi Club Nationals 2018 in Tacoma, WA. Audi Club Northwest is excited to host the National Event located in the natural beauty of the Greater Seattle-Tacoma area on the shores of Puget Sound. We invite you to experience all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, from scenic drives past towering forests and snow-capped mountains, to world-class w...

On Sale Now, The All-New 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe Joins The Audi Sport Model Line

source: Audi of America Second generation RS 5 coupe delivers 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque Featuring a newly developed V6 biturbo engine, the high-performance coupe sprints from 0-60 mph in a class-leading 3.7 seconds The newest Audi Sport model is on sale now HERNDON - The all-new 2018 RS 5 coupe builds on the heritage and success of the first generation, delivering even more performance, a refined design and everyday usability. As the newest model in the Audi Sport line...

New Highlights for the Luxury Class: Audi A6 and Audi e-tron Prototype at the Geneva Motor Show

source: Audi AG Audi A6: world premiere of the new business sedan Audi e-tron prototype: preview of the first electric car from the brand Trailblazing luxury: revolution in the full-size class Geneva - Audi continues its model initiative in the luxury class: following the new Audi A8 and the new Audi A7, the premium brand now introduces the next generation of the Audi A6. Whether in terms of digitalization, comfort or sportiness – the elegantly sculptured sedan is ...