Who Makes Audi Cars?


Quick Answer

Since 1966, Audi has been a subsidiary brand of the Volkswagen Group. Previously, Audi had been controlled by Daimler-Benz. As of 2014, Audi controls 11 production plants worldwide, with facilities in Germany, Hungary, Russia, Belgium, India, China, Slovakia, Spain and Indonesia.

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Who Makes Audi Cars?
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Audi got its start in 1899 when August Horch formed an auto manufacturing company in Cologne, Germany. He eventually left this company to found a new one, but he was unable to use the Horch name for his new brand. He selected the name Audi, a Latin verb meaning "to listen." In 1928, Audi, the original Horch company, Wanderer and Dampf-Kraft-Wagen formed the Auto Union, a joint effort that eventually bore the Audi name.

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