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Audi closes 2018 with around 1,812,500 automobiles sold

Ingolstadt, January 10, 2019 – 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 important model changeovers for the A1, A6, A7 and Q3 since the start of the year. In China, the Ingolstadt-based carmaker reaffirmed its position as the most successful premium brand for the 31st year in succession. In North America, the company closed the year on a par with the level of last year (-0.9%). Around 154,550 customers worldwide chose an Audi in December, a decrease of 14.3 percent.

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AUDI AG: Hildegard Wortmann to take charge of Sales and Marketing

Ingolstadt, January 8, 2019 – Hildegard Wortmann will be in charge of the Sales and Marketing division of AUDI AG latest as of July 1, 2019. She will succeed Bram Schot, who took over as the company’s Chairman of the Board of Management at the beginning of this year. Wortmann has many years of international experience in product management, marketing and brand communication.

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Lu Yi appointed as Audi China Executive Vice President

Beijing, January 10, 2019 – Lu Yi has taken office as Audi China Executive Vice President today. In this new position, he is responsible for steering the marketing and sales related business of Audi in China, which is a core part of the new alignment of Audi China Enterprise Management Company. Lu Yi will report directly to Thomas Owsianski, Audi China President.

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Audi and Roiland agree on Strategic Cooperation in Digitalization

Beijing, December 13, 2018 – Audi has gained a new partner in the field of digitalization. The brand with the Four Rings has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Dalian Roiland Technology Co., Ltd, a leading Chinese provider of intelligent connected car solutions. From now on, Chinese Audi customers can benefit from the safe integration of the Roitell box, an after-market solution providing remote control functions controlled via smartphone. The agreement is another milestone in providing customers intelligent connected car services.

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Bram Schot to be the new Chairman of the Audi Board of Management

Ingolstadt, December 13, 2018 – The Supervisory Board of AUDI AG has appointed Bram Schot as the Chairman of the Board of Management effective January 1, 2019. Schot has headed the company since June 2018 as interim CEO. Schot will continue temporarily to hold Board of Management responsibility for Sales and Marketing from January 1 onwards.

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Audi in November: Deliveries remain down on last year due to exceptional situation

Ingolstadt, December 11, 2018 – 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 scenario as part of the Audi model initiative continue to affect sales. As a result, the company delivered 33.9 percent fewer units in Europe last month than in the same month in 2017. Deliveries from the Ingolstadt-based automaker also fell 9.1 percent in North America on account of imminent model changeovers. By contrast, China continued to grow (+2.7%). Cumulative global sales since January were down 2.4 percent on the corresponding period of 2017 at around 1,657,950 units.

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Audi China welcomes Salzburg Festival in Beijing

Beijing, December 6, 2018 – Today, Audi China and the Salzburg Festival held a joint press conference in Beijing to introduce the 2019 program for the Salzburg Festival to the Chinese audience. Audi has been main sponsor of the festival since 1995. Earlier this year the premium car brand and the Salzburg Festival extended their cooperation agreement until 2022.

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Audi decides on investment program for realignment

Ingolstadt, December 5, 2018 – The Audi Group is accelerating its realignment with high investments in future-oriented topics. From 2019 until the end of 2023 alone, the company plans advance expenditure of approximately €14 billion in electric mobility, digitalization and autonomous driving. This includes investments in property, plant and equipment as well as research and development expenditure. Overall, the company’s total projected expenditure for the planning period of the next five years amounts to about €40 billion.

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Audi e-tron debuts in China at 2018 China International Import Expo (CIIE)

Shanghai, November 6, 2018 - The first all-electric SUV of the brand with the Four Rings, the Audi e-tron, made its China debut at the 2018 China International Import Expo (CIIE) today. Audi showcases eight import models at the Expo, including the new Audi R8, Audi TTRS and other high-performance models.

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AUDI AG after three quarters: key financials impacted by extraordinary factors

Ingolstadt, November 1, 2018 – The third quarter of this year featured numerous adverse factors for the Audi Group: As expected, restrictions in the sales portfolio caused by the changeover to WLTP had an increasingly negative effect. At the same time, the densely packed program of phase-outs and ramp-ups in connection with the broadest model initiative in Audi’s history reached its peak with high ramp-up costs in the second half of the year. As a result of an administrative order issued by the Munich II Public Prosecutor’s Office imposing a fine in connection with the diesel issue, AUDI AG reports special items of €800 million at the end of the third quarter. At €44.3 billion, the Audi Group’s revenue for the period from January through September reached the previous year’s level. After special items, operating profit for the first nine months amounted to €2.9 billion; adjusted for special items, it was €3.7 billion and thus moderately below the prior-year figure. This results in an operating return on sales before special items of 8.3 percent. The successful joint venture business in China is not included in this figure and is shown in the significantly increased financial result.

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Abt and di Grassi test new Audi e-tron FE05

It is the only comparison with the competition before the ABB FIA Formula E Championship starts its new season in mid-December: Until coming Friday, all eleven teams are meeting for the official pre-season tests of the racing series in Valencia. On the occasion of the test Audi unveils the liveries of Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi’s all-electric Audi e-tron FE05 cars to media and fans.

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Audi China receives Beijing test license for autonomous driving

Beijing, October 16, 2018 - Audi China has recently obtained a test license for Level 4 autonomous driving in Beijing. After receiving the first test license in Wuxi on September 14, Audi is now conducting autonomous driving tests in two major Chinese cities.

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Exceptional situation in Europe adversely affects AUDI AG deliveries in September

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 Europe over the past two months due to the sell-off of models in stock, the increasingly empty stores and the restrictions in the sales portfolio had an adverse effect on deliveries in September. Last month the company sold 55.5 percent fewer cars in the home continent than a year ago. Audi achieved further growth in China (+12.5%) and North America (+1.2%) in September. Global deliveries since the start of the year of around 1,407,700 units were up 2.0 percent year-on-year.

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Audi unveils e-tron FE05 for new Formula E season

On December 15, a new era in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will begin in Ad Diriyah (Saudi Arabia): Thanks to the electric cars’ greater range, the drivers will compete with only one race car for the first time. Audi now unveils the newly developed Audi e-tron FE05, with which Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi will again make a bid for the titles.

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Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler new Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG

Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler will become the Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG on 1 November 2018. He is the successor of Peter Mertens, who has held this position since May 1, 2017. Mertens had asked the Audi Supervisory Board to release him from his duties for health reasons.

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Formula E: Audi to supply Virgin Racing with e-tron FE05

Neuburg a. d. Donau, September 21, 2018 – When the ABB FIA Formula E Championship starts its new season in Riyadh on December 15, there will be four drivers on the grid with Audi technology: alongside its own factory team, Audi Sport will also be equipping the British race team Virgin Racing with its newly developed Audi e-tron FE05, including the powertrain.

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Electrifyingly Fun to Drive: The Audi e-tron

Ingolstadt/San Francisco, September 18, 2018 – The Audi e-tron is the first fully electrically powered series production model from the brand with the four rings. The company will present its sporty full-size SUV – which is suitable for everyday use – to the world for the first time in San Francisco.

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The e-tron as starting signal: Audi launches e-offensive

Ingolstadt/San Francisco, September 18, 2018 – The brand with the four rings is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron. By 2025 Audi will offer twelve automobiles with all-electric drive in the most important markets worldwide and achieve roughly one-third of its sales with electrified models. The SUVs in this portfolio include the e-tron and the e-tron Sportback debuting in 2019. A series of models with classic body layouts such as Avant and Sportback will also be available. The range will cover every relevant market segment from the compact to the full-size class.

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Audi China tests autonomous driving and connected infrastructure

Beijing/Wuxi, September 14, 2018 – Audi expands its engagement in Wuxi, the model city for connected traffic in eastern China. As part of the "World Internet of Things Exposition", the brand with the Four Rings is demonstrating intelligently connected driving in a predevelopment project from September 15th-18th. In several use cases, an information exchange between cars, infrastructure and pedestrians, based on the new mobile communications generation LTE-V2X, optimizes safety as well as driving comfort and traffic flow. In addition, this Friday, Audi received its first test license for autonomous driving (level 4) on public roads in Wuxi. Audi China Research and Development wants to accompany this long-term project in the best possible way and is opening another development and testing hub in Wuxi.

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Audi continues to grow in August

Ingolstadt, September 10, 2018 – 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 deliveries of models in stock as part of the switch to WLTP and model changeovers continued to have a positive effect on the sales figures. North America (+5.1%) and China (+6.0%) also saw positive growth in the past month. Audi delivered more than 1,268,550 automobiles to customers (+5.5%) since January.

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Start of production of the Audi e-tron

Audi starts into the future: This Monday, Audi Brussels begins mass production of the Audi e-tron. The brand’s first all-electric SUV has a range suitable for everyday use. With a charging capacity of up to 150 kW at quick-charging stations, it is ready for the next long-distance stage in about 30 minutes. Audi will present the unveiled electric car for the first time at its world premiere in San Francisco on September 17.

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Audi increases deliveries by 7.0 percent in July

Ingolstadt, August 9, 2018 – AUDI AG delivered around 165,350 premium automobiles to customers in July, a year-on-year increase of 7.0 percent. The three core markets performed positively: Compared with July 2017, demand in China rose 3.8 percent, in the United States 2.1 percent and in Germany 37.5 percent. In the home continent as a whole, extraordinary effects are having a positive impact on business. Cumulative worldwide sales total around 1,114,650 units (+4.8%).

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Audi achieves solid financials in first half of the year and anticipates growing challenges

Ingolstadt, August 3, 2018 – In the first half of 2018, the Audi Group increased its revenue to €31.2 billion and its operating profit to €2.8 billion. The Four Rings’ operating return on sales followed a stable development and amounted to 8.9 percent, as in the first half of last year. As forecast in the annual report, the company expects significant fluctuations of its key financials and volume figures during 2018. Following an increase in deliveries to customers of 4.5 percent in the first half of this year, there will be an increasingly negative impact in the second half of the year from the changeover to the WLTP test cycle and the most comprehensive transformation of the model portfolio in Audi’s history. Positive effects will result from the systematic implementation of the Audi transformation plan that was started at the beginning of the year.

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Audi China prepares change in top management

Thomas Owsianski is to take up the position of President of Audi China during the fourth quarter of 2018 as successor to Joachim Wedler, and will already be joining the top management team at Audi China from August 1, 2018. The 51-year-old manager was latterly Vice President Sales and Marketing of Volkswagen do Brasil Ltda. and, as First Executive Vice President, responsible for the Volkswagen brand in the South America region. Audi China President Joachim Wedler will be retiring in the fourth quarter after a successful career with the Audi Group spanning 34 years.

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Audi FC Ingolstadt Beijing Soccer Camp 2018 Begins and Helps Develop Youth Soccer in China

Beijing, August 1, 2018 – The Audi FC Ingolstadt Beijing Soccer Camp 2018, co-hosted by Audi China and Germany’s largest club-based soccer school from FC Ingolstadt, a professional soccer club playing in the 2nd Bundesliga, began today. Under the guidance of professional coaches from FC Ingolstadt 04, over 200 children ages 6 to 13 will be enjoying soccer over nine days.

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Audi and Huawei sign memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation

Berlin/Ingolstadt, July 10, 2018 – Audi has gained a strong partner for the development of intelligent connected vehicles. The automobile manufacturer signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic cooperation with the Chinese information and telecommunications corporation Huawei in Berlin today. The agreement forms part of a broad-based partnership between companies in the two countries initiated by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Audi sales grow by 4.5 percent in the first half of the year

AUDI AG delivered around 164,000 premium automobiles to customers in June. As such, sales were down 3.8 percent on the strong result of the same period last year. In the United States, sales of the Four Rings were up 0.3 percent, on a par with the prior-year level. As a result, Audi of America achieved its 90th consecutive record-breaking month. In China, deliveries failed to reach the record-breaking level from 2017 (-7.2%) due to the announced tariff reductions. In Europe too, Audi sales were down 1.8 percent on last year. Worldwide and across all Audi models, deliveries increased by 4.5 percent since the start of the year. Cumulative sales total around 949,300 units.

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Abraham Schot takes over as interim Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi with immediate effect

The Supervisory Board of AUDI AG has decided to transfer the duties of the Board of Management Chairman to Abraham Schot on a temporary basis with immediate effect.

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Audi sales in May up slightly year-on-year

AUDI AG delivered around 160,600 premium automobiles to customers worldwide in May. This means that sales are up slightly by 0.7 percent year-on-year. Global deliveries since the start of the year of around 785,300 units were up 6.4 percent on the 2017 figure. Audi generated further growth in China (+7.7%), Asia-Pacific region (+9.3%) and North America (+1.6%) in May. In Europe, around 72,150 units represent a fall of 5.2 percent. With more than 287,000 SUV models sold in the year to date, the Q family continues to provide important momentum.

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The new face of the Q family: the Audi Q8

The Audi Q8 combines the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé with the practical versatility of a large SUV. Richly equipped, comprehensively connected and tough enough for off-road duty, it is a confident companion for business and leisure. The Audi Q8 launches on the European market in the third quarter of 2018.

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Important awards for Audi

Important awards for Audi.

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Audi fleshes out its corporate strategy and plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Ingolstadt, May 9, 2018 —— Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At this Wednesday’s Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG, the Board of Management presents the updated “Audi.Vorsprung.2025.” strategy. To enable about every third customer to decide in favor of an e-model by the middle of the next decade, there is to be an electrified variant in each model series by then – most of them are to be fully electric, with a smaller proportion as plug-in hybrids.

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Audi starts second quarter with sales growth

Ingolstadt, May 8, 2018 —— AUDI AG delivered around 160,900 premium cars in April. Global sales increased by 3.1 percent. Customers took delivery of around 624,650 units across all models since January, an increase of 8.0 percent. So the brand with the Four Rings set a new record-breaking figure and concluded the best first four months of a year in the company’s history. In the core regions dealers in Europe reporting 4.1 percent fewer deliveries in the past month than in April 2017. By contrast, sales increased above average in North America (+3.9%) and China (+13.5%).

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Audi starts challenging year with successful first quarter

In the first quarter of 2018, the Audi Group surpassed its revenue and operating profit of the prior-year period. The operating return on sales of 8.5 percent was once again within the strategic target corridor. This year, the brand with the Four Rings will launch more new models than ever before in the company’s history, including the first fully electric Audi as a volume model. In addition to the management of model launches and phase-outs in the context of the Audi model initiative, which will be particularly intensive in the second half of the year, challenges arise from new industry-wide homologation requirements.

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More than 463,000 deliveries worldwide: Audi sets new record for first quarter

Ingolstadt, April 9, 2018 – New record-breaking figure for the Four Rings: Audi concluded its best first quarter in the company’s history. Between January and March the company sold around 463,800 automobiles worldwide, 9.8 percent more than in the same quarter last year. In particular, the high demand in China (+41.9%) and North America (+10.2%) drove growth in the first three months. In Europe, however, sales since January came in below the record-breaking level from 2017, down 4.7 percent. In March, the company delivered around 183,750 premium automobiles (+6.0%) worldwide.

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Audi achieves robust performance in a challenging financial year 2017 and accelerates business transformation

Ingolstadt, March 15, 2018 – The Audi Group increased its revenue and earnings under difficult conditions in 2017. For the first time, revenue surpassed the mark of €60 billion, thus more than doubling over the past eight years. With an operating profit of €5.1 billion before special items, the corresponding operating return on sales of 8.4 percent is within the target corridor. With the inclusion of business in China, which is presented under financial result, the operating margin would be one percentage point higher. As a result of updated measurement assumptions for the settlement agreements relating to the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue in North America, Audi recognized additional provisions of €387 million in 2017. After these special items, operating profit amounted to €4.7 billion and the operating return on sales was 7.8 percent. In 2018, Audi will launch more new models than ever before and will enter the age of electric mobility. In view of the ambitious management of multiple model launches and phase-outs, the company anticipates another challenging year, before the model initiative should have a sustained positive impact on deliveries and earnings from 2019 onwards. Audi is investing massively in the future and is applying a comprehensive program of measures to pave the way for the profitable restructuring of its business model in line with the “Audi. Vorsprung. 2025” strategy.

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Audi sales continued to grow in February

In February the brand with the Four Rings handed over around 130,950 premium automobiles worldwide, up 4.6 percent year-on-year. China (+22.4%) and North America (+13.1%) once again substantially boosted sales. With the new Audi A6 which just was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is entering the next phase of the model initiative. Worldwide the Audi Q5 (+26.8%) and Audi’s latest SUV, the Q2 (+38.9%) substantially drove demand. All the Q models account for 37 percent of Audi’s global sales.

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Audi restructures business in China with FAW

Ingolstadt/Changchun, March 7, 2018 – Audi, together with partner FAW, is realizing essential steps of the joint 10-year business plan in China. Today, FAW and Audi signed memoranda of understanding for the creation of two new companies for sales as well as mobility and digital services. With these measures, the partners will fundamentally restructure their business in China.

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New highlights for the luxury class: Audi A6 and Audi e-tron prototype at the Geneva Motor Show

Ingolstadt/Geneva, March 6, 2018 – Audi continues its model initiative in the luxury class: following the new Audi A8 and the new Audi A7, the premium brand now introduces the next generation of the Audi A6. Whether in terms of digitalization, comfort or sportiness – the elegantly sculptured sedan is the all-round talent in its segment. Audi is also unveiling the prototype of its first purely electrically powered model in Geneva. The sporty SUV offers the space and comfort of a typical luxury car together with a range suitable for longer journeys.

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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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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. The Four Rings sold more than in the previous year in all three core markets in 2017: In the United States, Audi achieved new record-breaking sales month by month and closed the year 2017 with growth of 7.8 percent. In China, Audi not only managed to offset the poor delivery figures from the first half of the year, but even achieved a cumulative increase of 1.1 percent in the year-end spurt. In Germany, sales built on the very high level in 2016 with an increase of 0.4 percent.

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A true legacy: Audi Rally quattro A2 at the Great Wall Classic Car Rally 2017

Beijing, September 30, 2017 – Organized by the prominent automobile magazine Auto Bild, the Great Wall Classic Car Rally 2017 successfully concluded today in the outskirts of Beijing, at scenic Yanqi Lake. For the Audi Rally quattro A2, it is the second classic car rally to take place in China. In mid-September, this heritage car made its first appearance at the auto motor sport Top City Classic Rally in Shanghai and Beijing, alongside the Audi 100.

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Stir up your five senses: Audi Design Exhibition 2017

Beijing, September 27, 2017 – The opening of the Audi Design Exhibition 2017 today took center stage at the Audi China Building in Beijing in the renowned 751 Design Park. Themed “Revival of the Senses”, the exhibition is hosting works from award-winning designers who have tapped into the application of innovative materials. As an integral part of Beijing Design Week’s 751 International Design Festival, this event will run from September 27 to October 6 with free admission to visitors.

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Volkswagen (China) Import Co., Ltd., FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. and SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. made the decision to recall vehicles which are equipped with Takata airbag inflators (PSAN without desiccant).

Volkswagen Group China made the decision jointly with Volkswagen (China) Import Co., Ltd. (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. (FAW-VW) and SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. (SAIC VW) to recall vehicles which are equipped with Takata driver and / or passenger front airbag inflators (PSAN without desiccant). Volkswagen Group China has reported the recall plan to AQSIQ, covering a total of around 4.86 million vehicles, which were imported by VGIC, imported and produced by FAW-VW and produced by SAIC VW. The recall will start in 2018 and be carried out step by step. (Detailed recall plan please refer to following appendix)

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Audi networks with traffic lights at 2017 World Internet of Things Exposition in China

Beijing/Wuxi, September 13, 2017—Initiated by the Traffic Management Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security, Audi China, together with China Mobile, Huawei, FAW and Wuxi Traffic Police, successfully showcased a joint LTE-V Connected Car project for the first time on public roads in China. The demonstration took place during the 2017 World Internet of Things Exposition in Wuxi.

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Audi models with a solar roof: Car manufacturer cooperates with Hanergy

Ingolstadt/Beijing/Sunnyvale, August 23, 2017 – Thin-film solar cells in panoramic glass roofs of Audi models: Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist Hanergy, are working together on this development project. With this cooperation, the partners aim to generate solar energy to increase the range of electric vehicles. The first prototype is to be built by the end of 2017.

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Breaking new ground: Audi Innovation Lab 2017 kicks-off

Beijing, August 15, 2017 - The fifth Audi Innovation Lab offers start-ups a platform to pitch their innovative business plans and tech ideas. Participants are invited to present their business models to an Audi jury in the fields of Big Data, Digital Retail, Location Based Services and Mobility, aiming to enhance the service and mobility experience in China’s automobile market.

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Audi Design Exhibition 2016 awarded Gold for Best Cultural Event by Marketing Events Awards in Asia

Beijing, 25 July 2017 – On July 21, the Audi Design Exhibition 2016 project won Gold for Best Cultural Event of the year at the Marketing Events Awards in Asia ceremony held in Hong Kong. The Audi Design Exhibition created a platform for designers to experiment with new materials and designs and inspire the exchange of ideas and creativity.

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Audi FC Ingolstadt Beijing Soccer Camp draws to a conclusion; saw participation of over 100 children

Beijing, July 21, 2017 —— The Audi FC Ingolstadt Beijing Soccer Camp 2017, co-hosted by Audi China and Germany’s largest soccer school “Audi Schanzer Soccer Academy”, successfully concluded on July 20. The 5-day event gave children the opportunity to gain football experience from professional German coaches and players from FC Ingolstadt 04.

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“Audi Summit” in Barcelona in July: brand exhibition of the Four Rings

Audi has issued invitations to its own brand exhibition to take place on July 11, 2017. On a total area of more than 10,000 square meters, the first Audi Summit will showcase pioneering solutions for the urban mobility of tomorrow – from premium mobility services to piloted driving and parking. 2,000 guests from all over the world will also experience the premiere of the brand’s new flagship, the Audi A8.

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Audi defines future network strategy with partners in China

AUDI AG, FAW Group and FAW-Volkswagen have signed an agreement with the Audi dealer council for the future development of the Audi business in China. The agreement is based on a common understanding of how the planned cooperation between SAIC and Audi will meet the interests of all parties involved. AUDI AG, FAW Group and FAW-Volkswagen will implement the 10-year growth plan together with their dealer partners in order to develop business in China in a profitable and sustainable way.

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Company Statement from Audi China

At the Audi Annual Press Conference on March 15, an incorrect geographical map was included in a speech presentation. This hurt the feelings of Chinese people. This was a serious mistake for which Audi wants to sincerely apologise. This is also a profound lesson from which Audi learns.

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German minister Johanna Wanka visits Audi R&D Beijing

Johanna Wanka, German Federal Minister of Education and Research, today visited Audi R&D Beijing as part of her three-day China programme. Audi engineers presented Asia-specific product adaptions, the latest e-mobility and piloted driving technologies to the minister. “Audi R&D Beijing is a successful example of German-Chinese innovation cooperation at the enterprise level," said Wanka.

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Audi China “Best Employer 2015” and “Most Attractive Employer among Females 2015”

Audi China was awarded the “Best Employer 2015” and “Most Attractive Employer among Females 2015” by zhaopin.com, the biggest and most influential job board among white-collar employees in China.

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Audi App Challenge winners awarded

On January 18, 2016, a jury of Audi China and R&D Beijing representatives announced the three winning teams of the Audi App Challenge Final. Five teams of Tsinghua University and Communication University of China students took part in the competition. During the 2015/16 winter semester they cooperated with Audi China and x-lab to work on innovative ideas in the fields of digitalization and connected car.

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Perfect companion in any situation: the new Audi A4 allroad quattro

The new Audi A4 allroad quattro held its world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. It embodies a unique concept by combining high driving comfort with off-road qualities, thus enjoying a unique position in its segment. Thanks to the standard quattro drive and increased ground clearance, it also keeps on driving where the paved road ends.

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The Audi h-tron quattro concept

The brand with the four rings unveiled its concept car Audi h-tron quattro concept at the NAIAS 2016 in Detroit – a sporty SUV that uses hydrogen as its energy source. The concept car combines a highly efficient fuel cell achieving an output of up to 110 kW with a battery that provides a temporary boost of 100 kW. Audi’s fuel cell technology paves the way for sustainable mobility with sporty performance.

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AUDI AG: new record year with 1.8 million deliveries in 2015

Compared with 2014, worldwide deliveries of 2015 increased by 3.6% to around 1,803,250 automobiles. “With sales of 1.8 million, we have surpassed the target set in our Strategy 2015 of 1.5 million cars by 300,000,” says Rupert Stadler. In December, around 158,450 customers worldwide chose an Audi, an increase of 5.6%. This means that the company has increased its sales for the 72nd successive month.

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Audi once again achieved very high sales levels in China in 2015

Audi ended the year with 570,889 customers, -1.4% compared with 2014. 60,197 units (-3.8%) in December represent the second-best month in the company’s history in this market. In late 2014, the launch of the locally produced A3 Sedan created high customer traffic at dealerships. By the summer of 2016, successors will be launched for models that represent around 60 percent of total Audi sales in China.

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Audi takes home five wins in the “Connected Car 2015” awards

Audi is for the third consecutive time the most successful brand in the Connected Car Award competition organized by Auto Bild and Computer Bild. The brand with the four rings won a total of five out of nine awards, adding one more than in the 2013 and 2014 competitions. The technical study Audi e-tronquattro concept won first prize in the “New Mobility” category.

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One-two-three win for new Audi R8 LMS at Sepang

Audi Sport customer racing closed the 2015 racing season with a dream result in Malaysia as the next generation R8 LMS car made its endurance race debut in Asia. Stuart Leonard, StéphaneOrtelli and Laurens Vanthoor won the Sepang 12 Hours for Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in front of their teammates E. Ide, C.Haase and C.Mies. Third place went to N. Mayr-Melnhof, N.Thiim and M.Winkelhock of Phoenix Racing.

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AUDI AG: European sales up six percent in November

With around 147,750 deliveries (+1%) in November, Audi reaffirmed its strong sales result from the prior-year month. In Europe, the Ingolstadt-based carmaker increased sales by 6 percent to around 62,300 units, despite the model changeover for its bestseller, the Audi A4. Since the start of the year, more than 1.64 million customers worldwide have chosen the brand with the four rings, up 3.4 percent.

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Audi at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show

Audi is once again represented at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA, which is being held from January 6 to 8, 2016. The brand is presenting its latest technologies and models for the sixth time already. This year too, the press conference on the first day of the show will be followed by the Audi Tech Talk, at which technology experts will be available to answer questions.

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More powerful and efficient than ever before: Audi R18 celebrates world premiere in Munich

The brand with the four rings will be entering the 2016 motorsport season with the most powerful and efficient race car Audi has ever built.

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Audi posts growth in deliveries, revenue and earnings for the first three quarters

The Audi Group is progressing systematically along its growth path: In the first nine months of 2015, the company increased deliveries of its core brand by 3.8 percent. In the same time, more than 1.3 million customers bought an Audi car.

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Audi launches first local adaption of Adaptive Cruise Control in China

For the first time, the chassis experts of Audi R&D Beijing have realized a local adaptation of the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) especially for the Chinese market (China Adaptive Cruise Control: cACC). The system updatewill first be available in the new Q7, which will be launched in China before the end of the year.The ACC/cACC function regulates the speed depending on the distance to the vehicle ahead.

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Audi quattro tours northern grasslands

In September, an Audi quattro participated in the 500km long Top City Classic Rally of “auto motor und sport” magazine China. The coupé was first build in 1980 and was the first four-wheel drive passenger car of Audi. Chinese motorsports star Cheng Congfu drove the Audi quattro along the beautiful Grassland Skyroad in Hebei.

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Audi e-tron quattro concept: Electric driving pleasure with no compromises

A powerful, all-electric e-tron quattro drive with up to 370 kW and a range of over 500 km – Audi is presenting the Audi e-tron quattro concept at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt. The car is the company’s statement about the future of electric mobility: It is sporty, efficient and suitable for everyday use. It provides a concrete foretaste of the production version to be presented in early 2018.

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Audi China Employee Fund supports Smile Angel Fund

The newly-founded Audi China Employee Fund has donated 300,000 RMB to the 2015 Summer Camp of the Smile Angle Fund. The camp took place from July 27 to August 1 in Beijing, providing emotional and psychological support for children with Cleft and Lip Palate (CLP). 15 children and their families joined the event. Activities included language evaluation, psychological consultation and family therapy.

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J. D. Power: Audi with best Customer Service in China

Audi is the leading brand in the Customer Service Index (CSI) 2015 conducted by J.D. Power. In June, Audi was already confirmed as the Number One in J.D. Power’s Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI). Audi is the leading premium brand in both the CSI and SSI for the fourth year in succession and has even widened the gap to the competitors.

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Audi presents piloted driving technology at China EV 100 summit

On August 1, Audi presented its advanced piloted driving technology at the "Internet+ Vehicle+ Mobility Summit” in Beijing organized by China EV 100 – an independent automotive think tank. The piloted driving car “Kong Ming” engaged high attention of government officials, industry experts and academics who had the chance to get familiar with the newest technology of Audi at close range.

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