Saturday, 07. January 2017
Although in the exhaust gas scandal, recorded Audi a very successful year in 2016. The Ingolstadt VW subsidiary sold as many cars as never before. Nevertheless, it remains among the premium manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
Audi has sold of 2016 in spite of the Diesel-exhaust-gas scandal more vehicles than in the previous year. “We have a very eventful and challenging year behind us,” said sales Director Dietmar Voggenreiter, the “world”. “However, we have sold 1.87 million cars, which is 3.8 percent more than 2015, and as many as never before.” Despite the growth, the brand landed with the four rings is among the premium manufacturers in the third place, behind Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
Voggenreiter considers it likely that the Volkswagen subsidiary will sell, in spite of the exhaust-gas scandal in the future diesel vehicles in the United States. “Many customers and retailers in the U.S. we hear that you would like to have back the diesel engines, in particular for the large SUVs,” said Voggenreiter. “There is still no decision, but I can well imagine that we have in the upper-class SUVs in the future potential for the Diesel.” VW had announced plans to sell in the future, no diesel vehicles in the United States.
Also, Audi is involved in the exhaust gas scandal of the group. The Ingolstadt-based company Three-Liter had developed diesel engines, which have been questioned by US authorities. After months of tough rings VW had made just before Christmas with the US authorities to reach a compromise on these engines. Accordingly, the owners of about 80,000 large-Diesel – vehicles – for example, all-terrain vehicles from Audi, VW and Porsche-a “significant compensation”.
How expensive is the comparison for the group, is not yet clear. About the Details of VW and the class on the instructions of the court to 31. January a few, and until then, silence keep. The competent district judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco is aiming for a further hearing on June 14. February, when he will sign off on the agreement.