Audi (Audi AG) was founded by August Horch in 1909. It is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen and it is one of the most famous German car makers that built many kind of automobile from crossover SUVs to exotic cars in different kind of style and price ranges. If you want to own an exotic Audi, be prepared a thick pocket.
The name Audi derived from August Horch which translated into Latin and becomes Audi. It means, listen! Yes, listen to the beautiful sound from the car, car engine, and muffler. “VROOMMMM!”
You must have wondered why Horch chooses Latin instead of his own family name. In 1909, Horch was forced out of his former company and the German Supreme Court barred him from using his own family name. Until one day, his business partner’s son suggested him to use his own name in Latin instead of Horch, that’s where the “Audi” come from.
The first Audi car is the Audi Type A 10/22 hp Sport-Phaeton that produced in 1910 in Germany. Later on in 1910, Audi Type B 10/28PS was introduced and until today we are able to see a lot of cool Audi cars on the road like the Audi R8, Audi A4, and the Audi Quattro.
Why buy Audi Cars?
Audi is the first mass-market car manufacturer to produce 100% galvanized cars to prevent corrosion. The zinc coating used on Audi car body has been proved it can prevent rust for a long time. Audi gives 12 years warranty too most of its cars against corrosion perforation. Think and think, have you ever seen a rusted Audi car?
In 2006, Audi introduced a car that makes car enthusiasts crazy about it, the Audi R8. The R8 uses aluminum monocoque which is built around space frame principles. 2 years later, the car appeared to the world in a very effective way, where it appeared in a futuristic movie, the Iron Man.
Audi Sports Cars
Famous Audi Cars
Over the years, Audi had built many famous and reliable cars include the Audi R8, Audi A4 (Audi A4 performance), Audi A5, Audi A8, Audi Quattro, Audi TT, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi S4, Audi S8, SUVs, and among others.
To save the world’s environment, Audi started to introduce hybrid cars such as Audi A8 Hybrid and A1 Plug-in Hybrid concepts that give better mileage and less emission.
Audi Competitors include BMW Cars, Alfa Romeo Cars, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Buick Cars, Bently Cars, and Bugatti Cars.
Since 1910s, Audi has been an intrinsic element of the corporate identity that is now set in stone. With the quality and performance we can see from the cars, we will definitely see more cool Audi cars in the future. Audi, “Truth in Engineering.”
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