Basic information

Ingolstadt, Changchun, Foshan, 2014-05-22

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 A6 L.

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 A4 L, 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 A6 L.

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*.

* The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models mentioned in the text and of all models available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.

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