IAB Report – Audi A4 celebrates 20th Anniversary, next gen model confirmed for 2015


Nithyanandh K,

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The most successful Audi A4 ever.

The Audi A4 which is at the fag end of its fourth generation has celebrated its 20 years of existence. The best selling model of the four ringed brand has been in production at the Ingolstadt plant since 1994 and over 6 million units have been produced so far.

Audi A4 20th anniversary
Over 6 million units of the A4 have been sold since 1994.

Production at the mother plant is supplemented by the Neckarsulm plant since the fourth generation model entered production in 2007. The Ingolstadt facility alone produces over 700 units of the A4 per day thereby playing a major role in keep the capacity utilization up.

In addition to the German manufacturing facilities, the A4 is produced/assembled for local consumption in China, India and Indonesia. The popular mid-size premium carline is available in sedan, Avant and Allroad quattro variants in international markets.

Audi A4 2L TDI 177bhp
The next gen model is getting ready to enter production next year. [Image: Current Audi A4.]
The German carmaker has revealed that the facility at its HQ is now being prepared for the 2016 Audi A4 which is scheduled to launch next year. Hinting that the new model is much different from the existing one, Audi says that the body shop for the new A4 gets over 1,300 new machines including robots and welding guns.

Also read: India-bound 2015 Audi A6 facelift revealed at the Paris show

The 2016 Audi A4 is expected to be unveiled at one of the major international motor shows next year.

Further details and quotes can be found in the press release below the gallery.

Competitors: BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class, Jaguar XE
Expected Price: INR 30-40 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch Date: 2015 in international markets

Audi A3 – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

Audi A4 celebrates 20th anniversary – Press Release

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