Audi and Marvel: A Dynamic Duo

words: Aaron Plante Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Has Audi’s decade-long relationship with Tony Stark paid off? Suicidal Tendencies’ Institutionalized is blaring as Tony Stark works on his ’32 Ford in his garage. Pepper Potts unlocks the workshop door, simultaneously cutting the music, hounding Stark to get going. As he walks to the rear of the shop in the far corner, first in line from the exit ramp, sits a silver coupe with bla...

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...

April Sales Down 21 percent; 2019 A6, A7, Strike Consumer Demand with YoY Growth

source: Audi of America So there's some bad news and good news about April 2019 sales. The bad news is that sales year-to-date is down 21%. Ouch. The good news is that new products are hitting the dealers as we speak including the e-tron SUV and soon the new (great looking in my opinion) Q3. Also, sedan (A6, A7, A8) are selling well,  CPO sales are up, 253 e-trons have already been sold, and Service Manager satisfaction is #1 10 years in a row. The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades. ...

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 Delivered Around 119,800 Premium Cars in February

source: Audi AG Number of deliveries below 2018 record-breaking figure (-8.5%) Brand continues to grow in China Vice President Global Marketing and Sales Martin Sander: “Systematically continue to expand and electrify our premium portfolio” The brand with the four rings delivered around 119,800 cars to customers worldwide in February, 8.5 percent less than in the same record-breaking month in 2018. Deliveries increased slightly in China (+1.8%). North America (-14.3...

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 ...

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...

Audi In November: Deliveries Remain Down On Last Year Due To Exceptional Situation

source: Audi AG Around 132,650 deliveries in the month, down 16.7 percentHighest November sales ever in China, exceptional effects continue in EuropeAudi interim CEO Bram Schot: “Laying down markers for the future in challenging phase” Global deliveries of the Four Rings in November fell by 16.7 percent year-on-year to around 132,650 automobiles. In Europe, extraordinary effects due to the switch to the WLTP test cycle along with the challenging phase-in and phase-out sc...

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 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...