Audi Expands in Australia With New AUD1.5 Million Center in Victoria

The doors of the brand new Audi Center Shepparton will officially open tomorrow, September 08, highlighting the German carmaker’s commitment to the regional Australian market. {ad]Their state of the art facility is the result of a AUD1.5 million investment by business partners Stan Lambrinos, Dale Smith, Leigh Smith, Anthony Morabito and Jason Sherlock.
The Shepparton facility joins similar rural dealerships now open in Bendigo (October 20th, 2010) and Ballarat (April 4th, 2011) and brings the number of stand-alone Audi dealerships in Victoria to eight. The southern state also accounts for 30% of Audi’s national sales, so the move the expand their presence is understandable.

“Built to the highest standards demanded by Audi’s global architectural design code, this sophisticated new showroom houses six new Audi vehicles and four Audi Approved Plus vehicles. The building is approximately 1490 square meters and the total land space is approximately 3200 sq. meters. The state of the art after-sales facility is located onsite and features seven hoists for servicing new and pre-owned Audi vehicles. Built according to Audi’s design principles for ‘rural’ facilities, vehicles are visible throughout the servicing period for interested customers,”
Audi boasts about the Shepparton Center.

Dealer Principal, Stan Lambrinos, is reportedly a long-time resident of Shepparton, and is confident that Audi is a desirable brand in the region for customers.

The official opening will also showcase the all new Audi A6 model. The luxury saloon offers drivers progressive performance and premium quality. Audi Australia’s Managing Director, Uwe Hagen, will officially open the building at 6.30pm on Thursday September 8th.
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