Audi AG is a German automaker rich in history since its establishment by August Horch in 1909. August Horch had actually created
two other automotive companies that he had been forced to leave before he founded Audi AG. The company name is based on the surname of August Horch,
meaning listen- which, when translated into Latin, become Audi. The first Audi car, the Type B 10/28PS was delivered in early 1910.
In 1921, Audi became the first German car manufacturer to present a production car with left-handed drive, which spread in dominance throughout the
In 1932, Audi merged with Horch, DKW, and Wanderer to form Auto Union. It was during this period that the company offered the Audi Front, which became
the first European car to combine a six-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive. Before WWII, Auto Union used the four interlinked rings as a logo to
represent the four brands. However, this badge was only used on Auto Union racing cars in that period, while the member companies all used their own
names and emblems.
In 1969 Audi Union merged with NSU and the new company was known as Audi NSU Auto Union AG. With this came the emergence of Audi as a separated brand
for the first time since the pre-war era. The Audi brand was introduced to the United States in 1970. Today Audi AG has a wide range of vehicles,
from supermini to crossover SUVs, in various body styles and price ranges. The vehicles are marketed under the Audi brand and are sold worldwide.
In 2010 Audi had vehicle sales over 1 million and an annual revenue of $25 billion.