Digital Trends: Audi Balances Carsharing, EVs, And Sports Cars As It Prepares For The 2020s

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="33622"] source: Digital Trends Digital Trends sat down with some of Audi's top executives to learn about how the company sees itself evolving during the 2020s. Audi introduced two completely different cars during the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show. Its go-fast Audi Sport division presented the second-generation RS 7, a 600-horsepower fastback powered by a sonorous V8 engine. The company also unveiled a highly futuristic design study named AI:Trail (...

Audi Delivers Around 155,350 Automobiles In July

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32367"] source: Audi AG WLTP extraordinary effects had a major impact on deliveries in prior-year period Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing: “Managed to clearly stabilize sales situation year-on-year” China up 6.0 percent, setting new record for July deliveries Audi delivered around 155,350 automobiles to customers worldwide last month. This represents a decrease of 6.1 perce...

After A Challenging First Half of the Year: Audi Group Confirms Earnings Forecast for 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31295"] source: Audi AG Audi Group after six months of year: revenue of €28.8 billion; operating profit of €2.3 billion; operating return on sales of 8.0 percent Ongoing high level of net cash flow of €2.3 billion due to spending discipline CFO Alexander Seitz: “With the Audi Transformation Plan, we are taking consistent action against numerous adverse factors” All-electric Audi e-tron to be launched a...

Audi Closes May with Around 151,900 Automobiles Sold

source: Audi AG Growth in Western Europe Vice President Global Marketing and Sales Martin Sander: “Expect positive momentum in the second half of the year” Model changeovers have adverse effect on business in United States and China AUDI AG delivered around 151,900 premium automobiles to customers worldwide in May. As such, deliveries were down 5.4 percent year-on-year. In Western Europe, the company closed the month over last year (+1.5%); the increase in demand in...

Audi Delivered Around 140,300 Automobiles to Customers in April

source: Audi AG Model changeovers and challenging market environment impact deliveries to customers Vice President Global Marketing and Sales Martin Sander: “Renewal of our product range still requires a major effort” Deliveries down 5.9 percent since the start of the year AUDI AG delivered around 140,300 cars to customers worldwide in April, down 12.8 percent year-on-year. Model changeovers affecting volume models such as the Audi A6 continued to have an adverse e...

Audi AG: First Quarter of 2019 Still Affected by Adverse Factors

source: Audi AG Audi Group: revenue of €13.8 billion; operating profit of €1.1 billion; operating return on sales of 8.0 percent Key financials reflect deconsolidation of multi-brand import companies CFO Alexander Seitz: “We are some distance away from our own targets and aim to make considerable progress with our cost structures” As expected, the Audi Group has embarked upon a very challenging financial year 2019. First-quarter revenue and operating profit d...

Live from Shanghai: AUDI AG Press Conference

source: Audi AG The Audi electric initiative continues with two world premieres at Auto Shanghai Concept car offers a preview of autonomous driving in an urban space Live broadcast of Audi Press Conference via satellite, internet and smart TV Audi is presenting two world premieres at China’s most important motor show in Shanghai from April 16 to 25. The brand with the four rings is augmenting its all-electric product range with the Audi Q2L e-tron, which was speciall...

Audi Delivered Around 182,750 Premium Automobiles to Customers in March

source: Audi AG New record-breaking figures in China and the United States Domestic market Germany up 6.8 percent Vice President Global Marketing and Sales Martin Sander: “Powering ahead into the electric era with the market introduction of the Audi e-tron” AUDI AG delivered around 182,750 cars to customers worldwide in March. As such, deliveries were down just 0.5 percent on the prior-year level. The company set new record-breaking figures in China and the United States. Thi...

Audi Starts 2019 With Around 144,650 Automobiles Sold

source: Audi AG January close down 3.0 percent Strongest start to the year ever in China Vice President Marketing and Sales Martin Sander: “Electrification as focus topic for 2019” AUDI AG delivered around 144,650 cars to customers worldwide in January. As such, sales performed positively in the two largest markets. In China the company achieved its best January result in its history, with sales up 5.1 percent to 64,000 units sold. In the German domestic market the ...

Bram Schot to be The New Chairman of the Audi Board of Management

source: Audi AG Appointed as of January 1, 2019 Audi Supervisory Board Chairman and Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess: “We have laid important groundwork for Audi’s future orientation.” Peter Mosch, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the General Works Council: “Workforce expects further impetus for the new start at the company.” The Supervisory Board of AUDI AG has appointed Bram Schot as the Chairman of the Board of Management effective...

AUDI AG After Three Quarters: Key Financials Impacted By Extraordinary Factors

source: Audi AG WLTP changeover and numerous model changes: 8.3% operating return on sales before special items for the first three quarters, 6.5% after special items Special item affecting earnings of €800 million fine imposed by Munich II Public Prosecutor’s Office in the third quarter Interim CEO Bram Schot: “We are meeting enormous challenges and expect fluctuations to decrease as of November” CFO Alexander Seitz: “We anticipate positive earnings effects of €...

European Dealer Council: Audi And European Sales Partners Shape The Retailing Of The Future

source: Audi AG Audi takes its premium retailing to the next level: A new era of car buying begins with the start of the new contracts Digitalization, electrification and mobility concepts as important growth drivers and boost to the used-car business New contracts in the European markets to be returned by November, taking effect in April 2020 AUDI AG and the European Dealer Council exchange views on the future business model and discussed growth areas at the conference...

Munich II public prosecutor concludes regulatory offences proceedings by issuing administrative order imposing a fine (Bußgeldbescheid) / AUDI AG accepts the fine and, by doing so, admits its responsibility

source: Audi AG Administrative order imposes a fine of EUR 800 million due to deviations from regulatory requirements in the context of certain V6 and V8 diesel aggregates and diesel vehicles manufactured or distributed by AUDI AG Regulatory offences proceedings conducted against AUDI AG by Munich II public prosecutor will thus be finally terminated  AUDI AG accepts the fine and, by doing so, admits its responsibility The Munich II public prosecutor today issued an adm...

Exceptional Situation in Europe Adversely Affects AUDI AG Deliveries in September

source: Audi AG Down 22.0 percent in the month, year as a whole up 2.0 percent year-on-year Growth in China and North America, negative extraordinary effects in Europe Interims-CEO and Sales chief Bram Schot: “We expected challenging months and are responding actively to the situation” AUDI AG delivered around 139,150 cars to customers worldwide in September, a decline of 22.0 percent on the 2017 record-breaking figure. Following above-average sales results in Eur...

Audi and Hyundai Intend Cooperation on the Development of Fuel Cell Technology

[source: Audi AG] Patent cross-licensing for accelerated development to volume production Audi Board Member for Technical Development Peter Mertens: “Want to achieve attractive cost structures for the breakthrough of the most systematic form of electric driving” Audi full-size SUV with fuel cell technology as first small series at the beginning of the next decade Ingolstadt/Seoul - AUDI AG and Hyundai Motor Group are driving the development of fuel cell technology....

Audi Readies Q8 for Reveal

One need only to look at Audi's monthly sales charts to have no doubt that crossovers are the hottest thing going in the automotive segment. And, while Audi isn't ready as Ford is to give in on the value of cars, it is prepared to stake its claim at the top of the crossover segment. Enter the Q8. It's not like the Q8 was a secret. Audi has hinted at its Q-ship style, performance and luxury-minded entry meant to slot in above the Q7, more crossover on par with its flagship A8 than comforta...

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...

Teaser Video of the Q8…in Glowing Tape

[source: Audi AG] Editor's note: Audi has released both a teaser video and a longer video of their new flagship SUV. We ran spy photos of the Q8 from Motor1.com and the SQ8 from Motor Trend  earlier this year. The Q8 is expected to launched this summer and is positioned above the Q7. The new Audi Q8 is still top secret - a challenge for the Audi design team, to give a little first glimpse of the first and largest SUV luxury coupe. In order not to reveal too much, the designers tu...

Audi Sales Continued To Grow in February

source: Audi AG Worldwide around 130,950 deliveries (+4.6%) China and United States as growth engines Sales chief Bram Schot: “we keep on expanding our luxury-class” In February the brand with the Four Rings handed over around 130,950 premium automobiles worldwide, up 4.6 percent year-on-year. China (+22.4%) and North America (+13.1%) once again substantially boosted sales. With the new Audi A6 which just was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is entering...

Audi ABT RS 6 Avant Performance Nogaro Edition

source: Audi The edition is strictly limited to 150 copies Interior either in blue or black On request, even more power from ABT Sportsline: 519 kW (705 hp) and 880 Nm The high-performance athlete in tailor-made suit becomes even more exclusive - Audi launches a limited edition of 150 pieces special series of the RS 6 Avant performance. The 4.0 TFSI with 445 kW (605 hp) is under the livery in bright Nogar blue pearl effect. In cooperation with ABT Sportsline there are even 51...