Vorsprung durch Technik recharged: Audi and SAIC further strengthen partnership

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  • Joint development of new models built on China-specific platform named “Advanced Digitized Platform” for the next generations of premium intelligent, connected vehicles (ICV) will extend and complement Audi’s current product portfolio.
  • Cooperation starts with three BEV models to tap into new customer and market segments in the fastest growing EV market in the world. First model will enter the market in 2025 with time-to-market reduced by more than 30%.
  • AUDI AG CEO Gernot Döllner: “We have a clear and common goal: to combine the best of our two companies to the full advantage of our Chinese customers with Audi’s premium experience and SAIC’s innovation speed in China. Through the partnership with SAIC, we will significantly accelerate our local electrification strategy.”
  • Ralf Brandstätter, Volkswagen Group Board Member for China: “With the Volkswagen Group’s “in China for China” approach we are accelerating the electrification campaign to efficiently leverage market opportunities. The extended partnership of Audi and SAIC is the next milestone of our strategy.”
  • Wang Xiaoqiu, President of SAIC Motor: “Audi is one of SAIC’s important strategic partners. With Audi’s strong premium product definition and full vehicle R&D and SAIC Motor’s industry-leading innovative electric technologies, the two parties will ‘empower’ SAIC Audi even further.”
  • Audi’s Fermín Soneira as CEO of joint project to steer partnership. 

Beijing/Shanghai. Audi is further intensifying the collaboration with SAIC and SAIC Volkswagen in a Cooperation Agreement. Audi and SAIC have decided to jointly develop new models built on a China-specific platform named “Advanced Digitized Platform” for the next generations of premium intelligent, connected vehicles (ICV). Cooperation starts with three BEV models covering B and C segments to quickly enter into the dynamic and fast-growing electric vehicle market in China.

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