Audi Achieve Robust Sales In 2017; To Launch 20 Models In 2018

Audi e-tron GT

It may be a rough year for Audi, but the brand may be in a good position in the future.

German carmaker Audi will launch 10 new SUV models for the Chinese market in the coming five years, seven of which will also be produced locally, Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler said Thursday at an annual press conference.

"We have received 3,700 reservations from Norway alone".

Audi has also significantly broadened its electrification roadmap across the entire model portfolio. Audi was light on details regarding the e-Tron GT, releasing the teaser sketch you see above and confirming that it'll be a four-seater.

Audi, the third biggest luxury auto maker, said it aims to at least match last year's record 1.88 million global sales, but that is the first time in years it is not projecting an outright increase.

"In the next 25 years, our Hungarian employees will certainly produce just as many electric motors", Stadler insisted.

Super Eagles retain position on Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings
Tunisia remains the top African country , standing on the 23rd position, followed by Senegal on the 27th and DR Congo on the 39th. The Super Eagles have not been in action since they beat Argentina 4-2 in a friendly game in November 2017.

World Cup bid includes Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto
However, the city was all-in and hopeful that the federal and provincial governments would be able to arrive at a fair deal. Chicago's Soldier Field had been one of 32 potential venues on a list released a year ago by the joint bid committee.

Dolphins trade for 49ers' Daniel Kilgore after Mike Pouncey asks for release
The following year, Sitton became the Packers full-time starter at right guard, appearing in all 16 regular-season games. Pouncey was signed through the 2020 season as part of a five-year extension he signed with the team in 2015.

The interior will doubtless be built around Audi's Virtual Cockpit display, as well as the dual-screen infotainment system from the A8. "Four of them will be fully electric", Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler confirmed.

All of Audi's electric cars will sit on three main chassis platforms.

Stadler said that Audi will leverage the Modular Electric Toolkit that Volkswagen is developing for the compact segment as well as its own premium-architecture electrification to be used for electric vehicles in the mid-, upper-, and luxury-range.

Audi said its operating profit jumped more than 50 percent in 2017 to 4.67 billion euros ($5.76 billion) after special items, helped by cost cuts in development and sales and lower costs for its emissions scandal.

"Furthermore, we will equip all core model series at least with mild hybrids".

Audi promised that it'd offer over 20 electrified cars by 2025, so expect a lot of news like this to come. It will also be largely aluminium, where the MEB cars will use a steel-alloy mix.

Related News:

  • Gonzaga survives a scare from UNC Greensboro

    Gonzaga survives a scare from UNC Greensboro

    Faced with the opportunity to make his own mark Norvell didn't back down, and as a result Gonzaga has another game to play. Gonzaga reached the Final Four last season and is keen on making another deep run in the tournament.
    Smoking tied to higher risk of hearing loss

    Smoking tied to higher risk of hearing loss

    There are several techniques for removing nicotine, including chemical extraction and cross-breeding plants. After the comment period ends, officials will decide whether to move forward with a formal proposal.
    Assault on reporter: Journalists stage protest in Mizoram

    Assault on reporter: Journalists stage protest in Mizoram

    He also strongly slammed the Assam police for "resorting to lathi charge" on the students and journalists during the clash last week.
  • Amber Alert issued for San Antonio toddlers

    Amber Alert issued for San Antonio toddlers

    Sanders also said that Washington "is considered armed and risky , based on his criminal history and our investigation". But Sanders added: 'We're not saying he did [the shooting of Lakisha], we just want to know where the kids are'.
    IHeartMedia finally files for bankruptcy

    IHeartMedia finally files for bankruptcy

    Based in San Antonio, iHeartMedia operates 858 broadcast radio stations in more than 150 markets around the U.S. Over the past five years, the company has spent more on debt payments than it has earned.

    Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL Decreases Position in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

    Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 sales for $34.96 million activity. $87,204 worth of salesforce.com, inc. Wg Shaheen & Assocs Dba Whitney & holds 2.09% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) for 90,460 shares.
  • Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's marriage receives formal consent from Queen Elizabeth II

    Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's marriage receives formal consent from Queen Elizabeth II

    According to the Daily Mail, she chatted with schoolchildren and teachers outside Westminster Abbey. The course is held at the SAS's Herefordshire headquarters where Markle recently spent two days.
    Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, critic of police killings, shot dead

    Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, critic of police killings, shot dead

    On Feb.16, Brazil's federal government put the military in charge of Rio's local police amid a spike in violence. The 41st Military Police Battalion of Rio de Janeiro is terrorizing and violating Acari residents.
    Ford Reveals Tidal Wave of New Products Coming by 2020

    Ford Reveals Tidal Wave of New Products Coming by 2020

    Each such vehicle newly announced in North America will get "a companion hybrid" too, whether regular, plug-in, or both. Now for its SUVs, Ford recently introduced the new Expedition and EcoSport models, but its mainstream models are next.
  • Amazon's U.S.  audience for Prime Video is reportedly around 26 million

    Amazon's U.S. audience for Prime Video is reportedly around 26 million

    That means it would need to draw three times the number of Prime members as " The Man in the High Castle " for an equal payoff. There are 19 Prime Original series that production costs, number of viewers, and conversion rate of subscribers have been seen.
    Mega Millions winning numbers for 03/13/2018; jackpot $318 million

    Mega Millions winning numbers for 03/13/2018; jackpot $318 million

    On top of that, the Mega Millions jackpot is now $345 million after no one matched all numbers on Tuesday night. The official Ohio Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
    New York Jets: Quarterback situation is on tenuous ground

    New York Jets: Quarterback situation is on tenuous ground

    C Ryan Jensen: The center position must absolutely be addressed after Wesley Johnson's atrocious showing last season. There are five quarterbacks receiving high-end interest, and five draft picks before the Jets get to pick.


Most liked

Eastern Ghouta: Syrian regime forces cut rebel-held enclave in three
During the Syrian army's offensive in eastern Ghouta, more than 1,100 civilians have died, the U.N. Russian Federation and Damascus say a ceasefire ordered by the U.N.

United mistakenly flies Kansas family's dog to Japan
Some passengers of the flight reported the dog barked for more than half of the almost four-hour flight - before going silent. Unfortunately, United Airlines doesn't seem to get that, so I introduced legislation to ban the practice.

Manafort Asks Judge To Dismiss Mueller's Indictment Against Him In DC
All denied being paid by Manafort, Bloomberg reported . "It is a blank check the special counsel has cashed, repeatedly". Manafort is now under home arrest for separate cases in D.C. and Virginia; both scheduled for trial later this year.

Russian Federation should go away, shut up, - UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson
Scientists at the Wiltshire lab helped identify the nerve agent used to attack ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal . Rest assured our adversaries will be watching even more closely than our allies.

US Accuses Russia of Hacking Energy Grid, Critical Infrastructure
The IRA itself is also on the sanctions list, as is Russia's main intelligence agency and several individuals who work there. Officials say they have kicked hackers out of all of the systems they have been known to have penetrated.

Patriots acquire Jason McCourty in trade with Browns
The following year, McCourty was a bit more productive, registering 44 total tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass defenses. New England safeties coach Steve Belichick is a former Rutgers lacrosse player and long snapper.

'Stocking strangler' Carlton Gary to be executed Thursday in Georgia
Authorities have said Gary confessed to participating in the burglaries but said another man committed the rapes and killings. Seven of the women were murdered in their homes, strangled with their own stockings, and two survived.

Palm Sunday Easter egg hunt planned
It costs £9.99 - though if you want to get your hands on one, you better act fast, as they're set to sell out fast. Darling Events Sudbury presents egg hunts at Confederation Secondary School in Val Caron and C.R.

United Nations gets $100M in new funds for Palestinian aid after U.S. cuts
The agency's chief, Pierre Kraehenbuel, said expectations in the region were high that donors would step up. Earlier on Thursday, Guterres said in a Twitter post that supporting UNRWA is an "investment in peace".

Plane Carrying Tons of Gold And Silver Bars Loses Cargo During Takeoff
The press service of JSC Yakutsk Airport said in an official statement on the incident that the plane belongs to Nimbus Airlines. The crew made a decision to land at the nearby airport of Magan, some 26 kilometres north-west of Yakutsk.

Platform Game Planet Alpha Joins Team17, New Trailer Released
According to the press release, Planet Alpha will launch this year for PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Debbie Bestwick, Team17's CEO adds: "At their best video games can take us to different worlds on incredible journeys".

Saudi Arabia will get nuclear bomb if Iran does, crown prince says
This rivalry and struggle for regional dominance have killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions. It remained unclear when work on the new program would begin.

Can Equity Midstream Partners LP (EQM) Thread the Needle? Technical Update
A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of NBLX . ( NASDAQ :TSLA) for 1,250 shares. Boston Common Asset Management Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.07% in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP).

India to grow at 7.3 per cent in FY19
However, the World Bank said India would need to boost its private investments and exports , as well as improve credit growth. The Economic Survey tabled in parliament has projected a growth rate of 7 to 7.5% in the 2018-19 financial year.

Philippines to withdraw from ICC for 'violations of due process'
Created in 1998 through the Rome Statute , the ICC has jurisdiction over 124 of its members, including the Philippines . The ICC in February began examining alleged crimes committed during the controversial anti-drugs crackdown.