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Audi are set to launch 17 new models and derivatives from this year and are set to invest 22billion Euros by 2018. The premium German brand, which is part of the Volkswagen Group are looking to expand in all worldwide markets in 2014.

At the recent AGM, which was Audi's 125th, it was said that they expect to increase their revenue to over 50billion Euros this year. Of the 22billion investment, they are expecting to put around 70% of this into the expansion and modernisation of their current range and into the technology and innovation portfolio.

Audi have a system in place for making their expansion into different worldwide markets. With this latest investment, they will look to advance their new models and technologies too.

The most recent advances of this strategy saw the launch of the new facelifted Audi A7, the release of the flagship A8 in India and the A3 sedan will be released there soon. Audi have had a great start to 2014, with an 11% increase on sales over the same period last year.

Rupert Stadler is the Chairman of the board of Management at Audi AG and this is what he had to say about their strategy up to 2020: “We are tackling our tasks with a highly motivated team, with the clear ambition to be the number one. We are starting the second stage of our model offensive this year.”

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