When we opened our first location in the United States in 1955, we offered just one model — the enduring cultural icon affectionately known as the Beetle. While the fun-loving Beetle and the “Bus” were capturing American hearts, Audi was quickening pulses with quality, performance and technological innovation. Audi joined the Volkswagen Group in 1965. And we’ve been hard at work, growing at home in America ever since. With the June 15 Times Square unveiling of the all-new Jetta 2011, the love story continues for all the hardworking Americans who engineer, manufacture, sell, service or drive our family of vehicles.
Our U.S. operations now include:
- 3,000 corporate, subsidiary and regional team members
- 800 dealer locations in all 50 states
- 30,000 dealer team members
- 2,000 new jobs by 2011
- 20 corporate/subsidiary locations
- 9,500 more supplier-related jobs
- 11 regional dealer support offices
People drive our passion on America’s roadways every day — but our goal is to fuel more economic growth coast to coast by connecting with one million new drivers each year by 2018.
Our recent $4 billion investment in America — for new jobs, a new Tennessee manufacturing plant, a new American-made midsize sedan, new flagship dealers in New York and our new Virginia headquarters — underscores the value we place in our 55-year relationship with the American consumer. Success for us is success for the U.S.
As part of the third-largest automaker in the world, we are about more than just cars. In every hometown where we work and live, you know who we are by the difference we make — in education, community development and environmental stewardship. American values like respect for hard work, diversity, social responsibility and active sustainability are integral characteristics of our company culture.
Blending German engineering with American can-do spirit, we are hard at work at home in America.