Audi in China

China is the world’s largest single market with production facilities like Changchun and Foshan as part of the FAW-VW joint venture. The Audi China branch is headquartered in Beijing.

Headquarters Beijing

Audi China was founded in 2009 as a one-hundred-percent subsidiary of AUDI AG headquartered  in Beijing. The company has more than 600 employees and coordinates the business cooperation between AUDI AG, FAW Group, the Joint Venture FAW-Volkswagen and the second partner SAIC. Mr. Jürgen Unser is the President of Audi China. The business areas of Audi China include Audi China R&D, Brand Management and Sales & Marketing, Digital Business, PR, Corporate Strategy and Planning, Audi China Sourcing, and Quality/Technical Services.

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Employees 2021

Location Changchun: First Automobile Works (FAW)

Changchun, a city of around 7.7 million people, is home to China’s oldest and largest automotive company First Automobile Works (FAW). The production site was established in 1991. At the moment, the Audi A4 L, A6 L, A6 L TFSIe, Q5 L, Q5 L Sportback and e-tron model lines are being produced here for the Chinese market.   

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Production 2021

Location Changchun: Audi FAW NEV Company Ltd.

With the establishment of the Audi FAW NEV Company Ltd., a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is also being built in Changchun for all-electric Audi models. The plant is being constructed on a site of around 150 hectares and, as the newest production facility, it is setting new standards in terms of digitalization, efficiency, and sustainability. From late 2024, its production lines will be turning out mid- and top-range electric models based on the PPE (Premium Platform Electric) platform.


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Start of production

Vogelperspektive Changchun

Location Foshan

As part of its joint venture with Volkswagen and First Automotive Works (FAW), Audi began running a second production facility in China in late 2013. The  Foshan production site is located in Guangdong Province in southern China. The Audi Q2L and the Q2 L e-tron are currently rolling off the production line here for the local market.

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Production 2021

Location Tianjin

Together with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), Audi is producing high-efficiency 7-speed S tronic transmissions for the new Audi Q3, as well as for other local models in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin. At the FAW- VW Tianjin Car Plant, Audi has also been producing the new Q3 since 2019. Starting in 2020 the Audi Q3 Sportback will be produced here as well.

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Production 2021

Location Qingdao

Qingdao is the newest branch in the FAW-VW family. Opened in 2018, this FAW-VW production site is located in Jimo, about 60km away from the modern city center by the sea. Its first Audi model will be the A3 Sportback which starts production here in 2020, closely followed by the A3 Sedan in the same year.

Besides car production, the branch also has production facilities for high-voltage batteries. The batteries from Qingdao electrify the VW eBora as well as the Q2 L e-tron, which is built in Foshan.

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