Audi announced today that its one millionth vehicle in China, a metallic blue Q5, was delivered to its customer in Changchun. For those who don’t know, the Chinese story of Audi began back in 1988, when the German manufacturer announced a license agreement with FAW covering the assembly of the Audi 100.
In 1995, Volkswagen AG, which owns Audi, and FAW, signed a letter of intent integrating Audi production into the joint venture. In 1996, the manufacturer started the production of Audi 200, while in 2000 Audi introduced the A6 to the market.
A long-wheelbase version of the sedan, the A6L was introduced in mid-2005, while the A4L was introduced in early 2009.
Currently, Audi’s Chinese production includes the A6L, the A4L and, since 2009, the Q5. In order to boost its sales in China, Audi also announced that it plans to expand its dealership network from 157 locations in 106 cities to over 400 dealerships by 2013.