Volkswagen AG’s Audi brand may make management changes as it prepares to expand in China, Latin America and the U.S., German magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported, citing an interview with Chief Executive Officer Rupert Stadler.
Volkswagen AG’s Audi luxury-car division plans to create 10,000 jobs globally through 2020, Chief Executive Officer Rupert Stadler said today, according to the prepared speech for the company’s shareholder meeting in Neckarsulm, Germany. Audi expects “further growth” beyond 2015, Stadler added.
Audi AG, the world’s second-largest maker of luxury cars, forecast sales in China will increase by about 11 percent this year, driven by rising incomes and expansion into smaller cities in the country.
During an otherwise peaceful family vacation driving along the California coast last August, Audi AG Chief Executive Officer Rupert Stadler was displeased by what he saw -- or more precisely, didn’t see -- on the streets of America’s most affluent neighborhoods.