The rise of car sharing and new ways of owning and accessing cars over the next decade could cause companies to sell fewer cars, according to Audi sales and marketing boss Dietmar Voggenreiter.
However, he said there would be more active customers and a greater number of miles travelled, despite fewer sales. He also expects “different criteria” for gauging the success of a car company instead of just numbers of cars sold.
Audi’s strategy for the past few years has been to reach annual sales of two million units. It sold a record 1.871m in 2016. Voggenreiter said the new strategy, as part of the Volkswagen Group’s Strategy 2025, was geared towards a “sharing economy”, with “more ride sharing and more mobility”.