Audi’s Tougher Year in 2012

Stadler, Audi Chief Executive, denied speculation in the German media that he might be a successor for Audi parent Volkswagen’s CEO, Martin Winterkorn, when he steps down at the end of 2016.

Audi is the market leader in the luxury segment in China, well ahead of German rivals BMW (BMWG.DE) and Daimler AG’s Mercedes. Audi is aiming for the top position in the United States, which has the world’s biggest premium segment at nearly 2 million cars, he said. The company currently runs behind both BMW and Mercedes in that market.