Everyone knows that Audi is a brand of car. When people hear about this brand, they will imagine the luxury car, expensive and elegant. This brand is very famous and known as the car which is produced for people with good wealth. The product of this brand shows the elegance of shape and makes people want to have it. Audi is a car company from Germany that produces a high class and luxury cars as Ducati, BMW, Mercedes Benz and other Germany car manufacturers.
The owner of Audi was Daimler-Benz who is the founder of Mercedes-Benz car. However, in 1966, the ownership of Audi moved to Volkswagen Group. But for the information, the name of Audi is the name of the founder, August Horch which means hearing.
The early launching of Audi was in 1909, with the first product was the Audi type A10 which had 22hp Sport-Phaeton power. However, August ownership of Audi’s company expired in 1928 then the owner of DKW’s company, Jorgen Rasmussen, acquired most of the stocks in Audi’s company.
Audi was under the Volkswagen and Auto Union which until now becomes one of the European luxury car manufacturers. There are many achievements from the Audi company collection time by time. Now the center of this company is based in West Germany. In the era after World War II, the stocks in Audi’s company was fully owned by Daimler-Benz, but the production was weaker and did not have the good income because Daimler was too focused only on the 2-tag engine.
Unfortunately, since most of the stock was moved to Volkswagen, Audi’s growth increases more. Audi 60, Audi 75, Audi 80 and Audi super 90 are the example of achievement from Audi production car. When Auto Union joined NSU which is the company of Neckasulm in Stuttgart, Audi started producing NSU Prinz, NSU TT, and TTS. Audi turns ownership and more has the growing sophistication of the machine and technology such as Audi A6 and A8 which had raised the sales rating in the era of World War II.
In modern times, 1970, the name of Audi changed to Audi NSU. The car that was created in the first modern era was Audi 100 which was launched in 1968, then the Audi 80/fox in 1972, and Audi 50 in 1974 which is now renamed as Volkswagen Polo.
In early 1980, one of the A3 chassis technician named Jorg Bensinger developed a 4WD technology from Volkswagen IItis military car into Audi. This was the first time Audi produced a 4WD car called Audi Quattro and it was introduced in 1980. After that, the next 4WD technology system continued to be applied on the Audi S4 and Audi S6. Here was the beginning of Audi’s glory and growing year by year. In 1986, Audi launched the Audi type 89 which in its achievement succeeded recording the sales in the top number.
Audi’s sales were going down in 1987 which was a retaken incident for Audi 5000 model made from the year 1982-1987. The cause of this problem was the deaths of six persons and more than 600 accidents by this car. As for some reports from users of this car, there were many experiences that got acceleration accidentally. Most of them said that the Audi 5000 has a problem on the brake pedal when it was pressed. Luckily, this company improved their productions time by time.
Until now Audi grew rapidly from the early 2000s starting from the sales number of 653,000 units to 1,003,000 in 2008. The popularity of Audi is increasingly heard and viewed by the world when China, which is the largest car market in the world, began to donate 108,000-unit sales from 705,000 units in 2009. Indeed, the growth is coincidental because, in China, people worked by Audi car as their official car.
Currently, Audi has 6 major factories in the world, namely Ingolstadt, Germany (since 1969); Neckarsulm, Germany (since 1969); Gyor Hungary Changchum, China (since 1995); Brussels, Belgium (since 2007); and Aurangabad, India (since 2006). The achievements of Audi’s company make the car becoming the luxury and having the high price. No wonder, many people want to have this elegant car.
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