The Audi Group plans to launch more than 20 new or revised models and to continue its growth in 2016. Despite major challenges, the Ingolstadt based auto major performed successfully last year and set a new record for unit sales: Worldwide deliveries increased compared with 2014 by 3.6% to 1,803,246 automobiles. As a result of the strong demand, the company achieved a new record also for revenue, posting a figure of 58.4 billion.
Operating profit amounted to 4.8 billion and operating profit before special items of 5.1 billion was at the high level of the previous year. Before the worldwide rollout of models like the new Audi A4, the operating return on sales amounted to 8.3 percent despite the challenging conditions, and was thus within the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent; before special items it was 8.8 percent.