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China and North America substantially boost Audi sales in January

Audi kicked off 2018 with substantial sales growth. In January, the brand delivered around 149,100 premium automobiles to customers worldwide, up 20.3 percent year-on-year. A sharp increase in China (+73.0%) in particular was a key factor, contrasting with the slowdown in sales a year ago as the company negotiated with its local partners. The brand with the four rings also again clearly increased sales in North America (+9.8%). In Europe (-2.2%), sales in January were, however, slightly below the record-breaking level from 2017.

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Audi Awards since November 2017

Audi stands for Vorsprung durch Technik or ‘Advancement through Technology’. Year after year, the brand with the four rings and its products garners awards from both national and international juries. In the last 4 months alone, awards have been celebrated for the Audi Q2, TT RS, A5 Sportback, A4, RS 3 Sedan and the Q7 from an array of respected international publications.

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Presales have started for new Audi A8 in the Middle East

At the International Dubai Motorshow last November, Audi Middle East celebrated the regional premiere of the new Audi A8. Customers based in the region have been enthusiastically placing their orders since the middle of January 2018 and in only a few weeks, the brand with the Four Rings has already secured over a quarter of their 2018 allocation for their flagship model. 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 the UAE for the flagship is 357,000 AED (including VAT); the long-wheelbase version starts at 380,100 AED.

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Audi Smart Energy Network pilot project: eco-electricity intelligently managed

As part of a research project, Audi is running a pilot project with households in the Ingolstadt area and the Zurich region in conjunction with other partners. This involves combining various sizes of photovoltaic systems with stationary storage batteries. The control software by the Zurich start-up company Ampard distributes the solar power intelligently based on the current or plannable demand from car, household and heating system

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Audi Al Nabooda unveil the new Audi RS 5 Coupé in Dubai

The new Audi RS 5 Coupé is the first Audi Sport model in the new RS design idiom. The car’s all-new 2.9 TFSI biturbo engine produces 450 hp and delivers 600 Nm of torque. Standard quattro drive distributes the power to all four wheels.

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Good ideas from employees: AUDI AG saves approximately €108.6 million in 2017

Record results for the Audi Ideas Program: AUDI AG accepted and implemented approximately 15,000 suggestions for improvements from employees in 2017. This led to savings for the automobile manufacturer at its plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm of approximately €108.6 million last year, which is 23.4 percent more than in the previous year.

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Mobility network extends: Audi on demand starts in Singapore

The brand with the Four Rings is now launching the successful premium mobility concept Audi on demand in Singapore. Sophisticated drivers and Audi aficionados can access a wide selection of the latest Audi models at the touch of a button.

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1,878,100 automobiles sold: Audi closes 2017 with new record-breaking sales

AUDI AG has increased its global sales for the eighth year in a row. Despite a turbulent first half of the year, the company achieved a new record-breaking figure: Around 1,878,100 deliveries represent an increase of 0.6 percent.

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Michael-Julius Renz becomes head of Audi Sport GmbH

Michael-Julius Renz (60) is due to become the new CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. He follows Stephan Winkelmann (53), who will leave at the turn of the year to become president of Bugatti.

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Audi as an employer: a magnet for young professionals

Audi is one of the most attractive companies for young professionals with one to ten years of career experience. Experienced engineers and economists give the automobile manufacturer top marks. This is the result of the current employer rankings carried out by Trendence and Universum. In particular, sought-after IT specialists are attracted by Audi’s advancing transformation into a digital car company.

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New record breaking figure for Audi sales in November

Audi continues the upturn of the past few months with its year-end spurt. In November, the premium brand delivered around 160,000 automobiles to customers worldwide, up 4.5 percent year-on-year. The company once again saw a clear increase in North America (+13.6%) and in China (+6.5%), in Europe ( 0.1%) sales came in on a par with the November figure for 2016. Cumulative global deliveries at the end of the month totaled around 1,699,550, 0.8 percent below the reference figure from 2016.

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Next step regarding “digital retail”: Around-the-clock Audi Service Station lays on ultimate customer convenience

Digitalization meets service orientation: Audi is the first carmaker to use digital service stations in the retail sector. Customers can conveniently drop off or pick up their vehicles and pay for servicing at any time, regardless of the dealership’s hours of operation. The station can also issue a replacement vehicle and process its return. Following a successful pilot at two Munich Audi dealerships, the premium brand is now rolling out 30 additional Service Stations to dealerships throughout Germany.

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