“The record profit reflects the
worldwide appeal of our brand and confirms our sustainable and
profitable growth path,” declared Audi CFO Axel Strotbek. In
China, Audi secured top spot for the first time in the customer
satisfaction survey categories Purchase and Service. “The number
of orders we have received worldwide far exceeds our
expectations and our production plants will be operating at
close to capacity until into 2011,” added Strotbek.
The Audi brand expects to deliver
around 1,080,000 vehicles to customers this year. The company
aims to sell 1.5 million cars worldwide in 2015. The Audi Group
is increasing its capacities in order to safeguard this growth.
Over the next three years the company is investing € 900 million
in expanding the Győr site into a full-scale automobile plant
and creating 1,800 new jobs there. From 2013 on, 125,000 cars
per year will be leaving the Győr production line, with a new A3
derivative model joining the TT, TT Roadster and A3 Cabriolet.
The Audi Group remains confident
about for 2010 overall, too: “On the basis of the order
situation, we anticipate a strong fourth quarter and an
exceptional result for the year as a whole,” remarked Audi CEO
Rupert Stadler. “As well as continuing strong growth in China,
we stand to benefit from the sharp rise in demand in the United
States”, says Audi CFO Axel Strotbek.
* Prior-year figures are in
(Nov. 2, 2010)