Category Archives: Audi

FAW-VW to Roll out Golf Mk7 and Audi A3 in Foshan

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The joint venture between FAW and Volkswagen will open its vehicle plant in Foshan, Guangdong, in August as planned, and the first model to roll off the line there will be the seventh-gen Golf (Golf Mk7), according to An Tiecheng, the company’s General Manager. Towards the year end, the Foshan plant will start producing Audi […]

FAW-VW to Release Audi Q3 in H1 2013, with Both FWD and 4WD Options

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More details of the upcoming Chinese-built Audi Q3 were revealed days before its appearance at this year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. The compact crossover SUV will retain its 2603mm wheelbase in China, not to be enlarged as some other Audi models. Besides a 19mm reduction in height, no major modification will be carried out regarding the […]

Audi A7 Caught Testing in Beijing

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A test model of Audi A7 Sportback has recently been spotted in Beijing by auto.ifeng.com, obviously preparing for the Chinese release towards the end of this year. The "FSI" sign seen on the car’s trunk lid indicates that it gets a 2.8L V6 engine with a maximum power output of 150kW. A five-door luxury coupe, […]

VW Seeks 49% of Foshan Factory, to Build Audi Q3, Golf 7, and Kaili EV

With construction underway on FAW-VW’s vehicle factory in the Nanhai district of Foshan, Guangdong, the German side of the joint venture is looking to increase its holding in the new manufacturing enterprise to 49% from 40%, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The 8-billion-Yuan factory, designed to open in 2014 and […]

German Luxury Car Makers Post Big Q1 China Gains

Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz all posted record first-quarter sales in China, growing ahead of the local market which expanded about 8% in the first three months. Although it continued to outsell the other two brands in China, Audi gained at a slower pace, of 24.6% on year, with Q1 deliveries reaching 64,112 units. China is […]

Growth of Luxury Car Sales Doubled That of the Overall Market in 2010

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Despite government measures discouraging buying big and expensive cars, sales of luxury vehicles continued to soar last year in China, gaining about 70% to over 700,000 units, while the overall auto market grew 32.37% to reach 18.06 million units. (With no consensus on what " luxury" means for cars in China, we regard any sedan […]

China Accounted for 1/3 of Global Sales of Volkswagen-brand Vehicles in 2010

Volkswagen AG (VOW.XE) reports today that consumers in mainland China and Hong Kong bought over 1.51 million Volkswagen-brand vehicles last year, 35% more than 2009, as global deliveries grew 14% to 4.5 million units. China Sales of vehicles of all the marques owned by Volkswagen AG gained 37% to 1.92 million units, including 227,938 Audis […]

August Sales: Ford, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Mazda, Shanghai Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi

Ford and its Chinese joint ventures sold 44,074 new vehicles in August, up 24% year-on-year. In the first eight months, sales increased 42% from the same period last year to 368,103 units, including 251,046 from Chang’an-Ford-Mazda. 13,039 units of Focus and 4,629 of Fiesta, both from Chang’an Ford, were delivered last month. Sales of the […]

China Accounted for A Quarter of Volkswagen’s Global Sales in the First Five Months This Year

Figures from Volkswagen Group show that the Chinese market has continued to contribute most to its global sales. Out of the total of 2.94 million vehicles it sold from Jan. to May 2010 (not including the Scania brand), a quarter were bought by the Chinese. Compared with the same period 2009, Volkswagen sold 18.1% more […]