CHANGCHUN, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Eighty-two Audi Q8 vehicles from the German carmaker reached Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, on Thursday after a 19-day trip on a China-Europe train from Bremen, Germany.
This marks Audi's first large-scale transport of complete vehicle exports using China-Europe train service.
The second batch of another 82 Audi vehicles departed from Germany on Sept. 30, and will reach Changchun on Sunday.
The train service provides a "safer, cheaper and more efficient logistics solution" for vehicle imports, said the importer, China FAW Group Import & Export Co., Ltd.
Prior to this, the import of Audi cars to China were carried through sea transport to Chinese ports, before transferred to inland cities for sale, with a single trip taking 40 to 50 days.