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Audi sales rise 89 per cent in November in India

Audi sales rise 89 per cent in November in IndiaGerman luxury carmaker, Audi has said that it has recorded an increase of an impressive 89 per cent in sales in India in the month of November this year.

Audi to become costlier by up to 5 % from Jan. 1

Audi to become costlier by up to 5 % from Jan. 1Luxury car-maker Audi has announced that it would hike the prices of its entire range by up to 5 per cent from the start of next year.

The company said the combination of rise in input costs, depreciating rupee and increased fuel prices forced it to re-evaluate its pricing strategy in the country and hike the prices of the vehicles.

The Germany-based car-maker said, "Audi today announced an increase in price of its model range available in India. The increase would range up to 5 per cent across models from January 1, 2013."

Audi India to surpass target of selling 8,000 cars this year

Audi India to surpass target of selling 8,000 cars this yearBuoyed by 82 per cent increase in sales in September, luxury car manufacturer Audi India is hopeful that it will surpass its own target of selling 8,000 units in 2012.

According to released figures, Audi enjoyed an increase of 82.16 per cent in sales to 1,011 units, as compared with 555 units in the corresponding month of the previous year.

Audi to build $1.3 bn plant in Mexico

Audi to build $1.3 bn plant in MexicoMexico City, Sep 7 - German luxury automaker Audi plans to build a $1.3 billion plant in the Mexican state of Puebla that will be the company's first production facility in the Americas, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said.

Some 20,000 jobs will be created during the plant's construction, which will start in 2013.

The plant in the city of San Jose Chiapa is expected to create 9,800 direct and indirect permanent jobs once it starts operating, Calderon said during a ceremony Wednesday at the Los Pinos presidential residence.

Premium automakers using new technologies to reach customers

Premium automakers using new technologies to reach customersLeading luxury carmakers Mercedes-Benz as well as its larger rivals, BMW and Audi are increasing using advanced technologies to reach out to their customers even in smaller cities in India.

Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi are all using iPad apps and online campaigns in order to reach customers who reside in smaller cities and towns in the country, where the companies do not have a dealership.

Audi records record 28% rise in July sales in the US

Audi records record 28% rise in July sales in the USLuxury carmaker, Audi has announced a 28 per cent rise in sales in the US market mainly due to a strong growth in the premium car segment.

The sales of premium category Audi A8, A7, A6, and Q7 rose by an impressive 30.4 per cent. The growth in July marks the 19th consecutive month of rising sales for the company. Audi sold a total of 11,707 units during July 2012, resulting in a 28% increase in sales from the same month in the previous year.

Audi S4 to hit Indian roads

Audi S4 to hit Indian roadsThe Audi S4 model from the German premium car maker is all set to hit the India roads as the company announced the launch of the model for Indian customers today.

The new S4 model will be available in the country through the 19 Audi dealerships across India. The model is powered by a cool V6 3.0 TFSI engine and the car can attain a speed of 100 km/h from zero in just 5 seconds.

Audi India Head Michael Perschke said, “With impressive sales growth in the first five months of this year and the launch of the Audi TT, new Audi A4 and now Audi S4, 2012 is proving to be an exciting time for us.”

Audi planning to acquire Ducati Motor for $1.1 billion

Audi planning to acquire Ducati Motor for $1.1 billionPremium car maker Audi, which is a unit of the Volkswagen group of Germany, is set to acquire motorcycle maker Ducati Motor Holding from Investindustrial in a deal valued at US $1.1 billion or 860 million euros.

According to a person closer to the matter, the deal value takes into consideration the debt owned by the company. Audi has entered into an agreement with Investindustrial to acquire Ducati, which is a luxury motorbikes maker based in Bologna, Italy.

Audi working on new AQR design initiative

Audi working on new AQR design initiativePremium automaker, Audi has announced the launch of new AQR design initiative in Germany and is now focusing on looking at stake purchases is several leading designing firms.

Audi is planning to make investments in the leading German design firms in order to boost its new design initiative. The auto maker is believed to be planning to acquire 49% stake in CSI Unternehmensgruppe, which has been in the field since 1995 and has clients like Mercedes Benz and Porsche. The Germany-based CSI has expertise in designing the exterior and interior modules of cars.

Audi to offer winter tires for most models

Audi to offer winter tires for most models Premium German car maker, Audi is planning to launch a new tyre programme offering suitable winter tyres to its customers.

New winter tyres will now be available from Audi centres for most of the models offered by the company for £550 including charged for fitting and taxes in the UK. The Audi centres will also stock full wheel and tyre sets for 16 to 19- inch styles, from £792.

The winter tires, which retain their flexibility at temperatures below freezing, offer huge safety benefits when compared to other tires while driving in cold climate, according to experts.

Audi to produce environmentally friendly A8 hybrid limousine

Audi to produce environmentally friendly A8 hybrid limousine Auto maker, Audi has confirmed that it will produce a new environment friendly A8 limousine. The new model is slated to go into production in 2012. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine along with an electric motor. It has a overall fuel economy of 44mpg and a CO2 emissions are below under 148g/km.

The combined power of the petrol engine and the electric motor is 242bhp that can take the car from zero to 62mph in just 7.7 seconds and has a top speed of 146mph.

Audi's April sales zoom 98 percent

Audi's April sales zoom 98 percentMumbai, May 5 : German luxury car manufacturer Audi's Indian subsidiary Thursday reported a 98 percent increase in sales for the month of April at 375 units as compared to 189 vehicles in the like period of last year.

"Our positive growth momentum is a result of our customer-centric approach, supplemented with the expansion of our dealer network and enhancement of our energetic product line," Audi India head Michael Perschke said.

According to Perschke, the company was planning to launch its sports car A7 and a new variant of luxury sedan A6 in the coming months.

Audi's Q4 sales up 107 percent

Audi's Q4 sales up 107 percentMumbai, April 1 : German luxury car manufacturer Audi's Indian subsidiary Friday said it sold 1,611 cars in January-March, a growth of 107 percent over 778 cars sold in the same period last year.

"Our impressive performance this quarter is testimony to the positive customer response to progressive design, exceptional service standards and cutting edge technology," said Michael Perschke, head of Audi India.

The company reported an increase of 210 percent in its sales for the month of March, which stood at 681 cars as against 220 cars in March 2010.

Audi Launches New A8 @ Rs 89 Lakh

Audi Launches New A8 @ Rs 89 LakhLuxury car manufacturer Audi launched its new A8 sedan in the Indian market.

The newly launched car is priced at Rs 89 lakh (Delhi ex-showroom).

The German car major, a part of the Volkswagen group stated that it anticipates full-year sales to cross 4,500 units, depicting a 50% increase.

The company is speedily growing in the country and is the third-largest luxury car manufacturer after BMW and Mercedes.

Audi’s Latest Showroom in India

Audi-IndiaThe German car manufacturer Audi has selected the city of fortress, Jaipur for unbolting the latest retail area for its comfort makes.

The Head for Audi India and MD of Audi Japiur brightly participated in the opening occasion. The chairperson of Audi India reminisce the royal prominence of Rajasthan and the skilled auto dealer of the city Kamal Autotech. He articulated the attraction of having such a qualified dealer for the international decorated cars. 

Audi presented its all new Audi quattro concept at Paris motor show

Audi presented its all new Audi quattro concept at Paris motor showThe Audi presented the innovative Quattro concept for cars in the Paris motor show. The original sports Quattro built in 1984, was an instant classic despite the fact that only 224 cars were ever built.

The Audi Quattro concept adopts the style and mechanical layout of the 1984 version whose chassis has been redefined from steel to light weight aluminum structure. The rework is supposed to get solution for the rear three- quarter panel problem which had made the parking a tough task to deal with.

Audi targets a 30% market share

Audi targets a 30% market share While Audi has taken its own time to gain momentum in the Indian luxury car market, but the fact of the matter is that the company is surely trying to match up with the other two German competitors, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

In fact, according to the recently made announcements, the company has said that it is targeting a 30% market share from the domestic circuit by the end of the next year.

Audi gaining pace in distribution network

Audi gaining pace in distribution network  While the third largest luxury carmaker in the Indian market, Audi India has been considered as an underdog by many but the fact of the matter is that this German auto major is catching up pace real fast.

The company has recently expanded its distribution network by opening a brand new showroom in the financial capital of the country - Mumbai. It is to be mentioned here that the recently opened showroom is an
18,000 sq ft showroom which will have close to 12 cars on display.

Audi plans capacity expansion

Audi plans capacity expansionAfter being an underdog in the domestic circuit for the past couple of years, perhaps the German luxury carmaker, Audi has now decided to go hands on towards the market leadership position in the Indian market.

In fact, as the company is planning to foray into the used car biz by next year, it has recently said that the company will ramp up its output by 50 per cent in India to about 3,000 units next year.

Apart from the capacity expansion plans, the company is also targeting the launch of A7 for the Indian market and will soon conduct a market study for the same.

Audi India expands in Bangalore

AudiWith a view to get a large chunk of the Indian luxury car consumer in its bag, Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, recently announced the opening of its upgraded state-of-the-art showroom and service facility in Bangalore.

While the dealership was inaugurated by Michael Perschke, Head - Audi India, Shamit Bhartia, Director- Audi Bengaluru (Jubilant Motors Private Limited), K. Subramanian, Chief Executive Officer - Audi Bengaluru (Jubilant Motors Private Limited), it is believed that it will give a lot of boost to the plans to the company in the long-run.




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