Audi skeleton to rise new cutting-edge technologies and to emanate additional prolongation capacities worldwide in a subsequent 5 years by large-scale investment. “We place tip priority on tolerable growth. That’s because we are creation vast investments in a innovative areas of electric mobility, connectivity and lightweight construction,” settled Rupert Stadler, Chairman of a Board of Management (CEO) of AUDI AG. The association is also pulling forward with a enlargement of a tellurian prolongation network.
The sum investment volume of €24 billion comprises approximately
€17 billion of investment in property, plant and apparatus and €7 billion of capitalized development costs. “70 percent of all a investment in a subsequent 5 years will upsurge into new models and innovative technologies,” explained Board of Management Member for Finance (CFO) Axel Strotbek.
“Despite a enlargement in sum investment, we will keep a sharp eye on a arriving hurdles and practice a compulsory cost discipline,” settled a CFO. Top priority is being placed on surpassing as good as possible. The enlargement of general prolongation structure and aloft allege output for new models and technologies, in sold to accommodate stricter CO2 boundary worldwide, need huge efforts from a whole workforce.
In sequence to perform a desirous CO2 limits, a association is operative not usually on a subsequent era of fuel-efficient gasoline and diesel engines, though also on plug‑in hybrids such as a Audi A3 Sportback e‑tron*, that became accessible in a initial markets during a finish a year. “We are constantly serve building choice expostulate systems and focusing above all on joining a automobile with a digital environment,” explained Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi’s Board of Management Member for Technical Development. “The automobile will promulgate with a driver, a Internet, a infrastructure and other vehicles, while relocating in an environmentally accessible manner.” The new Audi TT* is a pacemaker in terms of seamless connectivity. Its integrated Audi virtual cockpit, that merges a multiple of instruments and an MMI screen into a executive digital unit, sets new standards.
A few weeks ago, Audi presented a A7 Sportback h‑tron quattro judgment automobile during a Los Angeles Motor Show, demonstrating that a reward manufacturer has also mastered fuel‑cell technology. “We can pierce into a series-production theatre as shortly as fit by a marketplace and infrastructure,” settled Hackenberg. By a finish of a year 2020, a Ingolstadt-based association intends to enhance a indication portfolio from 50 to 60 models. A categorical concentration will be on new models in a C and D segments. Audi also intends to enhance a successful Q family*. As of 2016, for example, a new Audi Q1 will be constructed in Ingolstadt.
Another critical component of a biggest investment module in a company’s story is a enlargement of prolongation structures in Germany and abroad: “The sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm are a basement for a general success. We therefore devise to make some-more than half of a sum investment in Germany,” emphasized Strotbek. The prolongation plant in Ingolstadt is already being prepared for new models. Extensive rebuilding work will start also in Neckarsulm in 2015, in sequence to ready a plant for a subsequent era of a Audi A8 oppulance sedan.
The workforce will also grow in a context of a investment in a categorical plants in Germany. In a past twelve months, Audi has recruited approximately 3,000 new employees in Germany alone. “We will continue to partisan in 2015, so underpinning a march of tolerable growth,” pronounced Audi’s Board of Management Member for Human Resources, Thomas Sigi. In addition, Audi will foster a possess immature talent and will once again yield dilettante training to 700 immature people. “We wish to strengthen a core competencies, generally in pivotal technologies, with a clever group in a domestic plants,” continued Sigi.
Worldwide, a Audi Group’s workforce has now grown to a record distance of 80,000 employees. In Mexico and Brazil, a association is investing in new plants so that it can entirely implement a enlargement intensity of a American continent. In this way, a reward writer from Ingolstadt will make certain it is even some-more eccentric of exchange‑rate fluctuations in a future.
Audi non-stop a training core to yield education to new employees in San José Chiapa in October. As good as a 1,200 people who have already been recruited, a association skeleton to take on house another 850 employees in Mexico alone subsequent year. As of 2016, a Audi Q5* will expostulate off a public lines there.
The ongoing high investment in a growth of new models and technologies will turn discernible for business already subsequent year in a form of countless products. In further to a new era of a A6 family * in a large‑car segment, deliveries of that started in a tumble of 2014, a new Audi Q3* and Audi RS Q3* will go into prolongation with many innovative technologies in a New Year. And a new Audi A1* and A1 Sportback* will be launched in 2015, also with innovative three‑cylinder engines.
Audi will strech a symbol of 1.7 million cars delivered in 2014. By 2020, a association aims to be a reward code series one on a tolerable basis.
*Fuel expenditure of a models named above:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7,2 – 3,4;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 166 – 89
Audi A1 Sportback:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7,3 – 3,4;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 168 – 91
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 1,7 – 1,5;
Combined electric energy expenditure in Wh/km: 124 – 114;
Combined CO2 glimmer in g/km: 39 – 35
Audi A6 family:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9,6 – 4,2;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 224 – 109
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 8,6 – 4,4;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 203 – 114
Audi RS Q3:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 8,6 – 4,4;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 203 – 198
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 8,5 – 4,9;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 199 – 129
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 8,3 – 5,7;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 193 – 149
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7,5 – 4,2;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 174 – 110