Audi CEO Stadler during a Annual General Meeting: “Our indication and record beginning will safeguard serve growth”

Posted on 12. May, 2016 by in Audi Canada

“We achieved good in financial year 2015 notwithstanding all a challenges,” settled Stadler. This can be seen for instance from a record series of 1.8 million Audi‑brand cars delivered and a handling distinction during a high turn of a previous year. Adjusted handling distinction amounted to €5.1 billion; including special items, also relating to a diesel issue, it amounted to €4.8 billion.

“We aim for serve enlargement in 2016,” settled Stadler. After a initial 4 months of a year, Audi is good on a approach to achieving this goal. In 2016, for a initial time some-more than 600,000 customers motionless in preference of an Audi in a duration of Jan by April. The association delivered 620,100 automobiles with a Four Rings in a initial four months of this year – 4.9 percent some-more than in a prior‑year period.

The Audi Group will tell a pivotal financial metrics for a initial entertain of a year on June 1. With a perspective to a full year, Axel Strotbek, Member of a Board of Management for Finance and Organization, stated: “We are now in a proviso of huge allege output for a mobility of tomorrow.” Nonetheless, Audi once again aims to grasp an operating return on sales within a vital aim mezzanine of eight to ten percent and a net cash flow of between €2 billion and €2.5 billion.

For a year 2016, a association skeleton sum investment in property, plant and apparatus of some-more than €3 billion, once again to be entirely financed from a possess resources. “We will benefit a compulsory operation for that by optimizing a processes and costs and by consistently prioritizing a critical topics for a destiny with a investment projects,” settled Strotbek.

The pivotal points are a march of systematic creation and a enlargement of a product range. “Our indication and record beginning will safeguard a enlargement of tomorrow,” settled Stadler, “Electrification and digitization paint an ancestral shift. We will play a vast prejudiced in moulding this change and will so serve raise a clever position.” A vast suit of a designed investment will upsurge into these projects. In addition, Audi will strengthen a group this year, in Germany alone with 1,200 experts in vital areas for a future.

This year, some-more than 20 new or upgraded Audi models will be launched, including a Audi Q2*. With this compress City‑SUV, a Ingolstadt‑based association skeleton to benefit new, civic business for a brand. It will have a possess SIM card including an total information plan, and will therefore have an Internet tie as customary equipment. Optionally, mobile inclination will be means to go online around a Wi‑Fi hotspot. Furthermore, a SUV offers a far-reaching operation of connect services as good as countless driver‑assistance systems from higher‑range models.

At a tip finish of a range, Audi is expanding a successful Q family with a sporty SQ7 TDI* and a Q7 e-tron quattro*, a brand’s second plug‑in hybrid. Its customary fuel expenditure is reduction than dual liter per 100 kilometers (better than 117 miles per US gallon). The Q7 e-tron can transport adult to 56 kilometers in quite electric mode, definition that many day‑to‑day journeys can be done but causing any internal emissions during all.

In further to a SUV fleet, a association is also expanding a new era of a A4 family. Since mid‑March, business have been means to sequence a Audi A4 allroad quattro*, and orders will be taken for a S4 Sedan* and Avant* as of a center of this year. Furthermore, a new A4 is gradually being launched in markets outward Europe. In a United States, it has been accessible given March. In China, it will be in a dealerships in a second half of a year.

Audi is expanding a worldwide prolongation network in 2016 and will put a plant in Mexico into operation. Producing on a American continent means that enlargement intensity there can be employed even better. High internal value combined of about two thirds by a start of prolongation will also revoke a outcome of banking fluctuations on Audi’s financial performance. The initial Audi Q5 cars will expostulate off a public lines in San José Chiapa in a second half of this year.

Furthermore, Audi is now scheming for prolongation of a initial fully electric large‑series automobile. It will be launched in 2018 as a sporty SUV with a operation of some-more than 500 kilometers and will be constructed in Brussels. The plant there will also have a possess battery production. “Starting in 2018, we will launch another electrified automobile any year,” announced Stadler.

Audi is operative on a megatrend of digitization in all tools of a company. This ranges from a intelligent bureau to a connected car and piloted driving and to a growth of new areas of business.

An critical purpose will be played here by a digital map service, HERE, that Audi acquired in 2015 together with BMW and Daimler. Highly accurate maps related with real‑time data will be a basement for instance for many destiny digital services, and for piloted driving regulating swarm intelligence.

In 2017, Audi will benefaction a new A8 – a brand’s initial series‑produced automobile means of piloted driving. With a traffic‑jam pilot, it will be means to expostulate itself temporarily on a autobahn during speeds adult to 60 kilometers per hour (37 mph). In this way, Audi will cranky a threshold from prejudiced to rarely programmed driving. Stadler is convinced: “By 2025, we will see entirely programmed driving.”

Note:
More information about a Annual General Meeting 2016 of AUDI AG:
www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/AGM-2016


Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 1.9 – 1.8
Combined electrical expenditure in kWh/100 km: 19.0 – 18.1
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 50 – 48

Audi SQ7 TDI:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7.6 – 7.2
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 199 – 189

Audi A4 allroad quattro:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 5.5 – 5.1
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 146 – 137

Audi S4:
This car is not nonetheless on sale. It does not nonetheless have form capitulation and is therefore not theme to Directive 1999/94/EC.

Audi S4 Avant:
This car is not nonetheless on sale. It does not nonetheless have form capitulation and is therefore not theme to Directive 1999/94/EC.

Audi Q2:
This car is not nonetheless on sale. It does not nonetheless have form capitulation and is therefore not theme to Directive 1999/94/EC.

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