Audi A3 is assembled at Ingolstadt, and the Hungarian GyÅÂ‘r plant. 2014 will see the sedan being produced at the new FAW-Volkswagen-Audi JV plant in Foshan, China. About 913,000 units of the 1st gen Audi A3 were sold. The 2nd gen cars (2003-2013) saw about 2 million units sold. The fall of 2012 heralded a new beginning with the 3rd Gen Audi A3 making it’s entry. Audi A3 has made its way to 117 countries, and a launch is expected in India.
Plug-in-hybrid Audi A3 Sportback e-tron and Audi A3 Sportback g-tron mark a new beginning in resource conservation and low-emission mobility. The former will be on the market as of 2014. The latter runs on climate-protecting Audi e-gas and fossil-fuel natural gas and delivery will begin late in 2013.
New gen Audi A3 Sportback has been available since February 2013 and it’s daily production volume at Ingolstadt stands at around 700. Plant Manager Peter Kössler said, “The sustained success of the Audi A3 spanning three model generations is also a demonstration of the motivation and commitment of the Ingolstadt team. This is also shown in particular by the rapid ramp-up of the new model and the excellent start-up quality.”
Dr. Frank Dreves, Audi Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG said, “This success is backed by a strong team and an efficient production system.” He added, “Three million automobiles in the compact class are quite a performance.” “This success is backed by a strong team and an efficient production system. With the Audi A3, we have created a new brand segment – we have been setting standards in the compact class with innovative technology and first-class quality for 17 years now.”
“Since the middle of the nineties, the Audi A3 has become an important second pillar of our main plant in Ingolstadt, and thus makes a crucial contribution to the sustained protection of jobs at that site,” said Peter Mosch, Chairman of the Group Works Council of AUDI AG. “Thanks in particular to the commitment and passion of our workforce, we have been able to write this success story.”