It was in 1899 that owner August Horch opened a small motor-vehicle repair workshop in Cologne. This is where he built his first car in 1901. By 1909, August had left the company he had founded and established a second car factory named Audi (a Latin translation of his name). It was in the 20th Century, that the motorcar became serious competition for the horse and cart method of getting around. Audi has continued to grow and develop as a company over the years and is now a well recognised luxury car brand.
Here are some interesting facts you may not know:
- Audi was the first German carmaker to introduce the left-hand drive. It was introduced in 1921 and gradually became more popular over the years.
- There are four car companies that make up the Audi Company and their logo represents each of them: DKW, Horsch and Wanderer.
- It was in 1938 that the first crash tests were ever carried out by Audi and they were the first company to do so. Since then, the company has set a precedent for all other companies to follow.
- If you are looking to get an Audi service in Melbourne, it is best to go with experts who know the car and what to look for. The team at Southbank Prestige Service Centre offer a professional service ensuring only genuine parts are used on all vehicles.
Book in your next Audi service today at Southbank Prestige Service Centre.