We already knew about this grand scheme, ever since we heard rumors that they want to systemize parts in the VW Group, starting with the new A3, drastically reducing production costs.
Audi says that besides the new A3 that will be produced across the world, they also plan to launch the A8 hybrid, the A6 allroad quattro and the all-electric R8 sportscar next year.
“We are aiming to achieve strong growth on an international scale and boost our lightweight construction and electric mobility areas of expertise in particular," said Thomas Sigi, Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources at AUDI AG. "That is why we will be hiring even more people and are planning to appoint a further 1,200 experts next year.”
“To maintain our profitable growth, we will step up investment spending on new products,” said Axel Strotbek, Member of the Board of Management for Finance and Organization at Audi AG. “The Audi Group plans to invest over € 2 billion annually in new products and technologies.”