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Audi offers 14 new car models in Luxury segment, 1 in Super Luxury segment in India. Choose a Audi car to know prices, features, reviews and photos.

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Audi is a luxury car manufacturer established in 1910, with its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. The company derives its name from the surname of its founder August Horch, meaning listen — which, when translated into Latin, becomes Audi. After being forced out of the company he had founded in 1909, Horch, then started a new company in Zwickau and continued using the Horch brand. The first Audi automobile, the Audi Type A 10/22 hp (16...

Audi is a luxury car manufacturer established in 1910, with its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. The company derives its name from the surname of its founder August Horch, meaning listen — which, when translated into Latin, becomes Audi.

After being forced out of the company he had founded in 1909, Horch, then started a new company in Zwickau and continued using the Horch brand. The first Audi automobile, the Audi Type A 10/22 hp (16 kW) Sport-Phaeton, was produced in 1910 in Zwickau. His former partners sued him for trademark infringement and the German Supreme Court (Reichsgericht in Berlin) finally determined that the Horch brand belonged to his former company.

August Horch was barred from using his own family name in his new car business, so he met with his best business friends, Paul and Franz Fikentscher from Zwickau. At Fikentscher’s apartment, they discussed how to come up with a new name for the company. During this meeting Fikentscher’s son was quietly studying Latin in a corner of the room. Several times he looked like he wanted to say something but couldn’t, until he finally blurted out, "Father - audiatur et altera pars... wouldn't it be a good idea to call it Audi instead of horch?" "Horch!" in German means "Hark!" or "hear", which is "Audi" in Latin. The idea was enthusiastically accepted by everyone attending the meeting.

Horch left Audi in 1920 for a higher position at the ministry of transport, but was still involved with Audi as a member of the board of trustees. In September 1921, Audi became the first German car manufacturer to present a production car, the Audi Type K, with left-handed drive.

Motorsports Heritage

Audi cars were successful even in sporting events. Audi has competed in numerous forms of motorsports. Audi’s rich tradition in motorsport began with their former company Auto Union in the 1930s. In the 1990s, Audi dominated the Touring and Super Touring categories of motor racing after success in circuit racing in North America.

In 1980, Audi released the Quattro, a four-wheel drive (4WD) turbocharged car that went on to win rallies and races worldwide. It is considered one of the most significant rally cars of all time, because it was one of the first to take advantage of the then-recently changed rules which allowed the use of four-wheel drive in competition racing. Many critics doubted the viability of four-wheel drive racers, thinking them to be too heavy and complex, yet the Quattro was to become a successful car. Leading its first rally it went off the road, however the rally world had been served notice, 4WD was the future. The Quattro went on to achieve much success in the World Rally Championship.

The carmaker became a subsidiary of automobile giant Volkswagen Group in 1964. Today, it has production locations in a number of countries, including Hungary, Brazil, Belgium and China.

Audi India

Audi came to India and set up its own sales company in 2007. With the aim to cater to the rich consumers, Audi entered the Indian automobile business and began its operations as a subsidiary of Mumbai-based Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. Audi, currently assembles most of its vehicles in India. These cars are brought through the Completely Knocked Down kits (CKD) and assembled at the Aurangabad facility of Skoda, while a few models are imported as Completely Built Units (CBU).

By establishing Audi India as a Division of Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai, Audi has made a clear long-term statement in the country with ambitious growths plans. Audi is currently leading the luxury vehicles segment in India when it comes to sales. The company has an enviable range of SUVs, sedans and sports cars.

Audi Expert Reviews

2018 CarWale Track Day: Audi R8 V10 plus

2018 CarWale Track Day: Audi R8 V10 plus

As the bright sun skips over the horizon to eclipse the skies at the Madras Motor Racing Track, a dazzling yellow Audi R8 V10 shines brightly at the pits

02 Apr 2018 by Santosh Nair | Read more

Audi in News

Audi R8 facelift spied on test

Audi R8 facelift spied on test

A prototype of an Audi R8 has been spied in southern Europe today, wearing camouflage over some significantly redesigned body bits.

14 Jun 2018 by Sagar Bhanushali | Read more

New Audi RS6 to arrive next year

New Audi RS6 to arrive next year

Audi continues to work on the development of the new generation of their real wolf in sheep's clothing – the RS6. Our spy photographers recently came across a test unit...

14 Jun 2018 by Sagar Bhanushali | Read more

Audi User Reviews

Lead By Technolgy, Of the 19th Century...

for Audi A6 on 14-Jun-2018 by Aditya

Got an A6 TDI 2.0 in 2014. Driven 35,000 KM on city roads only. Not buying this German engineering rubbish anymore. The cars engine is wobbly as per Audi, the door locks need to be...

Great car at a very low price compared with competition

for Audi RS7 Sportback on 12-Mar-2018 by Vinayak Garve

Exterior Good looking sports sedan which can be use all purpose. On road it shows it's presnce so people recognis  something special is coming. Interior (Features, Space...

Ranjit Gupta

for Audi A6 on 10-Mar-2018 by Ranjit Gupta

Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Good space and comfort. Luxurious feel. I own a Audi A6 Diesel, 2 L engine Have had the car for 5 years. Have had many problems with...

Poor craft material

for Audi Q3 on 27-Feb-2018 by Yash786

Poooooor car with cheap plastic all around places and the dash feels soooooooo old and cheap the interior is made of very cheap scratchy plastic no soft touch plastic anywhere driving...

First class

for Audi A5 on 17-Feb-2018 by Pratik Bagale

First class looking car. If you luxurious cheap car so go with this car, it most stylish than mercedes s class. It give me more comfortable driving experience. I love this car. I have...

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