Audi plans to start assembling of Q3 SUV in India
The car maker at present assembles sedan A4, A6 and SUV Q5, Q7 in India. It plans to have an installed capacity of upto 12,000 cars a year in the country within the next 18-24 months, a top company official said.
"We are planning to start assembling Q3 in India," Audi India Head Michael Perschke told PTI.
The company has invested close to 30 million euros in India since its foray into the country in 2007.
The company has about 7,500-9,000 units capacity at the Aurangabad plant with the commissioning of Q7 SUV assembly line.
"We have built a new assembly hall called hall-C... Now with a single shift in the new hall, our installed capacity is reaching out between 7,500 to 9,000," he said, adding that if "we go on higher shift we can go upto 12,000 units, depending on market condition".
Audi began assembling Q5 SUV in India last year and Q7 this year. It is focused on the Q series expansion.
It has set up a dedicated production unit at the Aurangabad plant of Volkswagen group firm Skoda.
"Last year we sold 5,511 units in India, and this year we expect to cross 8,000-mark, a rise of nearly 55-60 per cent," Perschke said.
Meanwhile, Audi today inaugurated a luxury car showroom in Ahmedabad with 12 cars on display.
It also unveiled super sports car Audi R8 Spyder in the presence of Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia.
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