Audi and Chinese partner First Automotive Works will expand their local portfolio to more than ten models by 2022 and launch their first all-electric cars. The first electric car tailored for Chinese customers, the Audi Q2 L e-tron, will be launched in 2019. Local production of the Audi e-tron will follow in 2020, one year after its market launch in China.
Alexander Seitz, Audi Board of Management Member for Finance, China, Compliance and Integrity.
China has developed into Audi’s strongest growth engine and biggest single market. In the past 30 years, Audi has delivered more than five million automobiles there. Sales volumes have increased more than fivefold in the past ten years. The models Audi A4 L, A6 L and Q5 L are especially popular with Chinese customers, and China is the most important sales market also for the Audi A8 L.
Audi was the first automobile brand to launch services developed for China such as 3D maps and Chinese character recognition, in order to respond precisely to the wishes of Chinese customers.