|"The Audi A6 was launched on the Chinese
market very successfully in January", declared Erich Schmitt, Group representative
for China and Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Purchasing. "Quality
is of the same high standard offered by our German plants." Schmitt: "The A6
enjoys a unique status on the Chinese market, which gives it an outstanding starting
position. The order books are consequently very full. We are planning to double sales
compared with last year - and to increase our volume fourfold in the medium term."
particular, the suspension and engine of the A6, the first premium model to be produced
for the Chinese market, were adapted to Chinese needs. Its wheelbase was extended by 90 mm
compared with the standard A6 saloon. This clearly increases the amount of space available
to rear passengers. Four and six-cylinder engines are offered. In keeping with market
requirements, the proportion of six-cylinder engines will be doubled this year compared
with the previous year, and increased to more than two thirds over the next few years.
The Audi sales network is currently being expanded further in China. 37 exclusive Audi
outlets alone are to be set up by the end of the year.
(April 14, 2000)