Audi China

The history of Audi’s activities in China

1988 On August 13, AUDI AG and First Automobile Works (FAW) sign the contracts for the production of the Audi 100 under license in Changchun.
1988 Assembly of the Audi 100 from imported parts kits and the establishment of a customer service unit begin at the FAW plant. 
1995 Audi becomes a ten-percent shareholder in the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture established in 1991. Volkswagen holds 30 percent, FAW 60 percent.
1996 The joint venture begins production of the Audi 200 (an updated Audi 100 with a V6 engine). 
1999 Production of the Audi A6* in China begins. The model features an extended wheelbase and was developed especially for China. 
2003 Market launch of the Audi A4* produced in Changchun.
2005 Market launch of the next Audi A6 generation. The long-wheelbase version produced in China bears the new name Audi A6L. 
2006 Establishment of the Audi Sales Division (ASD) as an independent marketing and sales department within the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.
2009 Market launch of the Audi A4L, the first long-wheelbase version of a premium car in the upper midsize segment.
2009 Establishment of Audi (China) Management Co. Ltd. in Beijing.
2010

Market launch of the Audi Q5 produced in Changchun.

In October, Audi and FAW celebrate the delivery of the one-millionth Audi to a customer in China.

2011 FAW-Volkswagen and AUDI AG announce the construction of a second Audi production facility in Foshan in southern China, with completion scheduled for late 2013.
2012 Market launch of the new Audi A6L.
2013

Opening of Audi City Beijing.

Opening of the Audi R&D Center Asia in Beijing in January.

Market launch of the Audi Q3 produced in Changchun in April. 

25th anniversary celebration with the joint venture partner FAW and delivery of the two-millionth Audi to a customer in China in July.

2014 Start of local production in Foshan and market launch of the Audi A3 Sportback and Audi A3 Sedan.
2015

Three million Audi sold in China in May

With the launch of the Audi A3 e-tron, the  e-tron era starts  in China 

Keynote speech at first CES ASIA in Shanghai