The company said in a statement that its full range of models could be reserved, with a refundable fee of $500, and the sales transaction could be completed without a visit to a showroom.
Presumably, Audi is taking aim at those who are not receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper government stipends.
“At a time like this, where many Australians would rather make their purchases from the security of their own home, we wanted to create a tailored online solution that allows Audi customers to do just that,” said Nikki Warburton, chief customer and marketing officer at Audi Australia.
“It’s a fast, flexible and easy solution that is seamlessly integrated into our sales process, providing customers with an entirely new way to begin an Audi purchase: from the comfort and security of their home,” said Warburton.
After a vehicle is booked, the dealer who has that model in stock will contact the customer within two working hours to answer any questions, arrange a "virtual walkaround" or test drive if required, or to finalise the sale (including finance).
Delivery of the new Audi will also be arranged if the customer is happy with this option.
But those who prefer a face-to-face deal can opt for it. A change of mind will not result in any financial penalty.