Audi — the German autocompany as a part of Volkswagen Group concern specializing on release of cars under the name of Audi. Headquarters — in Ingolstadt (Germany).
In 1922 as an emblem of firm the image of unit against the globe was accepted. Till 1929 the firm prospered, having released a number of uncommon cars (Audi B10/28, Audi C14/35 "Alpensieger", the D and E model, Audi G8/22, Audi-K, Audi-M, Audi-R), took part in a prestigious car racing, winning them. In 1928 Dane Jorgen Rasmussen (Jorgen Skafte Rasmussen) - the founder of DKW, - received a controlling stake in "Audi Automobilwerke GmbH" and united the companies.
Crisis of 1929 hard affected and automotive industry. Despite release in 1931 of the Audi-P model on the DKW chassis and with the Peugeot engine, affairs were is deplorable. In June, 1932 with I aim survivals four German firms were united in carmaker: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer. Again created auto giant began to be called as "Auto Union AG" (The union of car makers of Germany).
The new symbolics of concern was cast by the upcoming Olympic Games which had to take place in 1936 in Germany – Augustus Horkh who came back to "Auto Union AG" was famous for the patriotism. Then there were known nowadays for the whole world four bound rings symbolizing four aggregated companies. After the end of World War II the city of Zwickau where there was an Audi plant, was a part of GDR, and this brand temporarily disappeared. At the nationalized plant adjusted release of cars of Trabant (Trabant).
In 1949 production in Ingolstadt was created, but the Auto Union AG concern made only DKW cars. In 1958 "Auto Union AG" passed under control and management of "Daimler Benz", and in 1964 became property of Volkswagen concern. In a year the Audi brand revived. In 1969 Auto Union merged with NSU firm, and the new company received the name NSU Auto Union. Recent changes in the title took place in 1984 when NSU Auto Union renamed into "Audi AG".
Augustus Horkh avoided after the prosecution end of war for cooperation with nazis and died in 1951. The name of the great designer and the world famous brand created by it are inseparably linked among themselves, as rings on an emblem of remarkable Audi cars.
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Audi is translated from Latin "audio" – to listen. The founder of the company, August Horch was compelled to leave own firm in 1909 because of violations of a trademark, 8 years later after the first car rolled out from a collar of plant in Zwickau, Germany. Being completely crushed, Horch began the own company under the same name that further led to a huge number of problems. Problems ended when Horch invited to himself on a visit Franz Fikentscher to discuss current affairs and to think up the new name for the company. The son of Franz who at that time studied Latin, appeared simply a lifebuoy, he offered Latin option of Horch – Audi, this idea very much was pleasant to all, and there was Audi.1 - 50 | 51 - 100 | 101 - 150 | 151 - 200 | 201 - 250 | 251 - 300 | 301 - 350 | 351 - 400 | 401 - 411
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