Audi

Audi could hit 2 million sales goal ahead of 2020

Jan. 30, 2015 15:43 CET
Audi could reach its goal of 2 million sales a year before its 2020 target, helped by models such as the A4 sedan, the flagship Q7 SUV and the R8 sports car, CEO Rupert Stadler said.... Read More »

 

Audi readies Q1 SUV after Fiat rebuff over name

Jan. 26, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi is reluctantly using the Q1 badge for its new compact SUV after failing to gain permission from Fiat Chrysler to call it the Q2, a name held by Alfa Romeo.... Read More »

 

Audi to recall 80,000 vehicles; China hit hardest

Jan. 26, 2015 12:23 CET
Audi says it will recall 80,000 vehicles globally due to fuel-injection issues, adding that about 35,000 are from China. The cars, which were made between April 2011 and April 2012, include various A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q7 models, Chinese authorities said.... Read More »

 

Stadler: Audi to build range-topping Q8 SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Audi will launch a flagship SUV called the Q8 before the end of the decade, CEO Rupert Stadler said. The SUV will be aimed at markets such as the U.S., China and the Middle East.... Read More »

 

Crossovers will deliver another record year for Audi, Keogh says

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015
Greater availability of hot-selling crossovers will propel Audi to another record year of U.S. sales in 2015, Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh says. The biggest gains will come from a full year of availability of the compact Q3 crossover, which launched last fall, and a larger allocation of Q5 crossovers for the U.S., Keogh says.... Read More »

 

RALPH MAURO, AUDI NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

200,000 and 2016 are the magic numbers at Audi

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015
Audi's sales are growing twice as fast as luxury sales overall, profits are coming in above 3 percent of dealership sales, and Audi dealers have about $1 billion invested in new "Terminal" dealership construction or renovation projects. Ralph Mauro says the product cadence will slow in 2015 before big-time products such as the redesigned Q7 SUV and A4 lineup start arriving in large numbers in 2016.... Read More »

 

Audi plans to build range-topping Q8 SUV, CEO Stadler says

Jan. 20, 2015 15:38 CET
Audi plans a range-topping SUV to go on sale before the end of the decade, CEO Rupert Stadler said. Dubbed the Q8, the SUV would be aimed at markets such as the U.S., China and the Middle East, where large coupe-styled SUVs are in demand.... Read More »

 

Audi to sit out Super Bowl for first time in 7 years

10:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015
Volkswagen's Audi brand, for the first time in seven years, isn't advertising during the Super Bowl this year, a spokesman confirmed today. The news comes a day after a Ford spokeswoman said the Ford and Lincoln brands wouldn't participate either.... Read More »

 

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Audi dealers eager to add a Q8 to red-hot lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Audi dealers are clamoring for a range-topping Q8 SUV to take on the Range Rover and expand the automaker's red-hot crossover lineup, Audi's dealer council chairman says.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen starts sales of black-box recorder for vehicle data

Jan. 14, 2015 18:18 CET
Volkswagen plans to sell a black box in Austria that records trips and tracks the location of a car. The box will be available for new and old VW and Audi models. VW plans to expand the service to other European markets.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Audi sales chief unveils virtual reality system for shoppers

4:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Audi AG's top sales executive today unveiled a new virtual reality system that he called the “most flexible sales format ever invented for the car industry.”... Read More »

 

Cadillac will develop entry-level sedan, de Nysschen says

5:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said sales of the ATS compact sedan have been hurt by the Mercedes CLA and other lower-priced recent entries, and he plans to respond with an entry-level sedan of his own.... Read More »

 

A good year, but not for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Thirteen brands set U.S. sales records last year. The lucky 13: Honda, Subaru, Porsche, Nissan, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Land Rover, Hyundai, BMW, Audi, Jeep and Ram.... Read More »

 

Audi aims for BMW's luxury crown with product blitz

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015
Audi will kick off one of the most aggressive two-year model expansions in the luxury-car industry at the Detroit auto show as the German marque closes in on BMW, which sold a record of more than 2 million cars last year.... Read More »

 

BMW keeps luxury sales crown, beats rivals in December

Jan. 9, 2015 11:06 CET
BMW outsold Audi and Mercedes in December to round off a 10th year as global luxury car-sales champion but its two German rivals have reduced its advantage.... Read More »

 

Audi surges to another record year; VW stalls

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Audi of America posted its fifth-straight annual sales record in 2014, while sibling brand Volkswagen took a step back in its quest to reach annual U.S. volume of 800,000 vehicles by 2018.... Read More »

 

13 sales records, but that's no record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
There are lots of ways to gauge really good years in the auto industry, but here's one of the best: how many brands set sales records.... Read More »

 

Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia, Audi step up computing work

6:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Chipmaker Nvidia revealed that it's accelerating its push into cars with two purpose-built automotive computers. Nvidia has built up its list of automotive customers over the past several years, with luxury brands such as Tesla and Audi now using its high-powered chips.... Read More »

 

AUDI

On a roll

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
While launching important new products such as the A3 and Q3, Audi has done a remarkable job of maintaining steady sales of older nameplates such as the A4, A6 and Q5.... Read More »

 

Connected cars overtake video games at CES

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2014
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- once known for cutting-edge phones and video games -- now has a new main attraction: cars and light trucks. A record 10 automakers plan to spotlight wares in exhibit space the size of three football fields when the 2015 show opens next month. The amount of display space at CES dedicated to car technologies has almost doubled over the last five years.... Read More »

 

German premium brands seek to highlight tech lead at electronics show

Dec. 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Germany's premium automakers aim to show that they still have a leading edge in autonomous driving and car connectivity technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.... Read More »

 

Audi earmarks $29 billion through 2019 to chase BMW's crown

3:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2014
Audi will spend $29 billion to develop technology and expand production, boosting its five-year investment plan by $2.44 billion as it chases BMW for the top spot in luxury-car sales.... Read More »

 

Miami auto show seeks to ride Latin identity into the big leagues

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Organizers of the Miami International Auto Show hope to capitalize on the arrival of well-heeled Latino buyers to make the show a major annual event. As the U.S. moved to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba last week, Miami was looming even larger as a potential hotbed of the car business.... Read More »

 

How the next-gen Audi Q7 lost all that weight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
While many SUVs are adding pounds and inches, Audi is subtracting them in the next-generation Q7 that debuts in January at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

In Russia, all are losing, but none are leaving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2014
Despite suffering heavy losses in Russia's sinking economy, global automakers say they still expect a long-term payoff from their huge investments there.... Read More »

 

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