Rupert Stadler

Q&A

CEO defends Audi's record for innovation

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
BMW and Mercedes-Benz get top marks for their technical prowess, but Audi chief Rupert Stadler says his company is keeping up with its German rivals, especially in areas such as lightweight construction, lighting and plug-in hybrids.... Read More »

 

Audi may further increase production in Germany on Europe, China demand

April 8, 2014 10:43 CET
Audi said it may further increase production in Germany during the second quarter after adding shifts in past months on strong demand from China and Europe.... Read More »

 

Audi to introduce 17 new, revamped models this year

6:26 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Audi plans to introduce 17 new or revamped models in 2014 and will move forward with the production of an electric version of the R8 sports car in a push to gain momentum on rival BMW.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Hackenberg's next Audi R8 could rock the EV world

7:27 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Audi technology boss Ulrich Hackenberg believes the R8 E-tron supercar's 450km range could change the way people think of electric cars.... Read More »

 

Audi plans to narrow sales gap with BMW in 2014, Stadler says

6:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
Audi plans this year to further narrow the gap with market leader BMW and keep Mercedes at bay, CEO Rupert Stadler said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.... Read More »

 

Audi plans to narrow sales gap with BMW in 2014, Stadler says

Jan. 24, 2014 12:49 CET
Audi plans this year to further narrow the gap with market leader BMW and keep Mercedes at bay, CEO Rupert Stadler said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

S3 will be flagship sedan in Audi's compact range

Jan. 15, 2014 06:15 CET
Audi's range of A3 sedans gets a flagship with the arrival of the 300-hp S3 sporty variant, which debuts next month in Europe.... Read More »

 

Audi boosts investments to help win luxury leadership

Dec. 27, 2013 11:49 CET
Audi plans to spend 22 billion euros ($30.3 billion) through 2018, pushing models such as electric autos to gain the top spot in the premium segment.... Read More »

 

Audi to invest $30.3 billion through 2018 on product expansion

5:49 am U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
Audi plans to spend $30.3 billion through 2018, pushing models such as electric autos to gain the top spot in the premium segment.... Read More »

 

Audi will increase spending on new models, plants to catch BMW, report says

Dec. 18, 2013 15:56 CET
Audi will increase spending on new models, plants and technology in coming years as the carmaker steps up efforts to catch BMW, sources said.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Audi CEO Stadler aims at next target: 2 million sales

Dec. 3, 2013 06:15 CET
Despite tough conditions in Europe, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says the brand is determined to reach annual global sales of 2 million vehicles by 2020 and take the lead in the premium segment.... Read More »

 

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 2. This edition looks at Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's new plan to relaunch struggling Alfa Romeo.... Read More »

 

RUPERT STADLER, AUDI CHAIRMAN

Audi chief prefers steady growth to profit-cutting spiffs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Audi has slowly but steadily improved its U.S. market share since 2006, and Chairman Rupert Stadler sees an opportunity to continue to grow -- but not by piling on lease deals. "We are taking the necessary time to grow organically," he said. "Maybe with a little higher lease penetration we quickly could sell much more, but then our profitability would probably suffer."... Read More »

 

Q&A

Audi CEO Stadler sticks to 2 million sales goal

Nov. 11, 2013 06:01 CET
Audi is sticking to its goal of selling 2 million vehicles annually by 2020, CEO Rupert Stadler says. The automaker plans to invest 11 billion euros between 2013 and 2015 in a bid to become the global No. 1 premium brand.... Read More »

 

Audi CEO Stadler sees slow western Europe car market recovery

Oct. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said that western European auto markets will not recover before the end of the decade.... Read More »

 

Audi sees profit margin dropping to 6% on new models, report says

Oct. 18, 2013 06:01 CET
Audi expects that heavy investments to launch new models and expand production plants will nearly halve its operating profit margin to 6 percent in 2015, a report said.... Read More »

 

VW's Piech rebuffs claim he will quit as chairman, report says

3:06 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2013
VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech has rejected a newspaper report that says he plans to step down from his post in the coming months for health reasons.... Read More »

 

VW's Piech rebuffs claim he will quit as chairman, report says

Sept. 6, 2013 09:06 CET
VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech has rejected a newspaper report that says he plans to step down from his post in the coming months for health reasons.... Read More »

 

2013 Eurostar winner Rupert Stadler

Sept. 2, 2013 06:01 CET
The executives chosen as 2013 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is this year's winner for Brand CEO.... Read More »

 

Audi targets expansion in smaller Chinese cities

July 26, 2013 06:01 CET
Audi forecast sales in China will increase by about 11 percent this year, driven by rising incomes and the automaker's expansion into smaller cities.... Read More »

 

Audi likely to hit 1.5 million sales target two years early

July 25, 2013 09:38 CET
Audi will reach its sales target of 1.5 million cars in 2013, two years earlier than planned, CEO Rupert Stadler said. Audi is closer than ever to luxury leader BMW, he said.... Read More »

 

Tariff played a role in Mexico winning Audi plant

May 17, 2013 06:01 CET
At the groundbreaking for the Q5 plant in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler offered another explanation for deciding not to locate in the United States: The European Union slaps a 10 percent tariff on U.S.-built vehicles.... Read More »

 

FINAL ASSEMBLY

Tariff played a role in Mexico winning Audi plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
At the groundbreaking for the Q5 plant in San Jose Chiapa, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler offered another explanation for deciding not to locate in the United States: The European Union slaps a 10 percent tariff on U.S.-built vehicles.... Read More »

 

Audi may build Brazil plant but seeks clarity from government

May 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Audi will not build a vehicle assembly plant in Brazil until the laws governing what exactly is required to ensure a car is considered locally built are clarified, CEO Rupert Stadler said.... Read More »

 

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