Audi to switch to agency sales as of 2023

Audi to switch to agency sales as of 2023

According to a media report, Audi also plans to sell its electric cars in the agency model from 2023, which VW has already been relying on since launching its electric offensive last year. At Audi, the changeover is to take place "in a staggered manner in key European markets from 2023".

The planned introduction of agency sales for our all-electric models in European markets is an important building block for the customer-centric orientation of our sales model," Wortmann said.

A spokesman added: "These are the markets of Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ireland and Sweden, with rollout to other markets being investigated."

However, these are plans from the Ingolstadt headquarters. On the way to implementation, new contracts still have to be negotiated with the dealers - most recently, the relationship with the partner association of Volkswagen and Audi dealers in Germany was strained, but VW has also been able to agree on the agency model. In the case of Audi, a deal is not expected before 2022, according to "Automobilwoche".