Audi Q3 India production is a go: Joins A4, A6, Q5 and Q7
Audi India has begun production of their Q3 compact SUV in India. This is the fifth Audi car that is now being produced from the Skoda India plant in Aurangabad, joining the ranks of existing models – A4, A6, Q5 and Q7. Apart from this, Audi has also maintained their lead over rivals, Mercedes Benz and BMW, as far as sales are concerned.
To keep up with the growth, Audi India has also revealed that their annual production capacity now stands at 13,000 units. Speaking about beginning of local production, Dr. Frank Dreves, Audi Board Member for Production, said, “Local production of the Audi Q3 is part of our long-term growth strategy in India, one of the most promising auto markets in the world. The infrastructure in the plant, efficient working processes, qualified workforce and a well-developed logistics environment, along with the growth potential of the Indian market, were the factors that motivated us to expand the product portfolio at the Aurangabad plant.”
Commenting about the development, Joe King, Head, Audi India said, “Local production of the Audi Q3 means that Audi India is now building all our Q range models locally. This will reduce waiting times for our customers and will enable us to offer a wider range of versions in the market. This move demonstrates our confidence in the success of our Q range, which has positioned itself as a leader not only in the product category, but has emerged as a lifestyle statement. We are confident that we will continue to retain our dominance in the luxury SUV segment in India.”