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Audi has cracked the million mark in China. The Ingolstadt-based carmaker plans to sell 200,000 vehicles this year.
More than 20 years after the first activities in China, the car manufacturer Audi has cracked the million mark in sales. The millionth Audi had been handed over to a customer from the industrial city of Changchun, Audi announced in Ingolstadt on Wednesday. No other German upper-class manufacturer in China has so far achieved this number. "This record is another milestone in the history of Audi in China," said CEO Rupert Stadler.
Audi plans with 200,000 cars
The VW subsidiary wants to reach the next million sales there much faster than the first: "We want to create the second million within the next three years," said the managing director of Audi China, Dietmar Voggenreiter. For 2010 as a whole, he expects sales of 200,000 Audi brand cars in China.
Audi laid the foundation for its business in China in 1988 through a license agreement with the Chinese manufacturer First Automobile Works (FAW) and started production a few years later. Audi is now producing the Q5 and A4 and A6 models in a special long version in Changchun, as many Chinese customers wanted space for a chauffeur. In addition to China, Audi also sees India as an important growth market, where Audi has been producing for three years.
The group sold around 950,000 cars worldwide last year and employed 58,000 people, around 45,400 of them in Germany. (dpa)
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