Rupert Stadler

Audi CEO sees strong sales growth despite Russia, emerging markets slowdown

Sept. 3, 2014 10:40 CET
Audi expects to sell more than 1.7 million cars this year as China and the U.S. offset lower sales in Russia and other emerging markets, CEO Rupert Stadler said....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Europe's slump creates new opportunities at the top

Aug. 13, 2014 06:01 CET
Europe's car sales slump took its toll on the executive ranks at automakers active in the region. Just 13 of the 37 executives who topped their organizational charts before the crisis are still there....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Audi's war chest could buy Fiat Chrysler

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
If there is one thing that Audi's first-half results prove, it's that VW Group's premium brand earns so much cash it could easily swallow Fiat-Chrysler whole...
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Audi said to plan efficiency push to lower costs

July 30, 2014 20:45 CET
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler plans steps to boost efficiency and lower costs on all operating levels, a source said, as the luxury carmaker struggles to raise output and profit margins....
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Audi CEO vows efficiency drive to enhance margins, report says

2:45 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
Audi plans steps to boost efficiency and lower costs on all operating levels, according to a senior company source, as the luxury carmaker struggles to raise output and profit margins....
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Audi plans plug-in hybrid offensive

June 27, 2014 10:46 CET
Audi plans to launch at least four plug-in hybrid cars as it bets on the technology to counter rival BMW's electric car offensive. The first of these, the A3 Sportback E-tron, will be rolled out this month....
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Audi CEO Stadler gets contract extension

May 14, 2014 10:36 CET
Volkswagen has extended the contracts of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, VW sales and marketing boss Christian Klingler and VW China chief Jochem Heizmann....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Stadler confident Audi will keep lead over Mercedes despite product trough

May 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is confident that his automaker will remain the world's second-largest premium brand after BMW this year despite a product trough and a big challenge from fast-growing Mercedes....
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Check out the ANE monthly e-magazine

May 5, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This edition examines a potential reboot of car design and features interviews with leading styling bosses such as VW Group's Walter de Silva and Mercedes' Gorden Wagener....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

May 2, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, May 5....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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."...
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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....
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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....
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