Audi Starts Assembly Of Its Q5 Compact SUV In India
Audi has started assembly of the Q5 compact SUV in India. As per the information, the model will be assembled at Aurangabad in Maharashtra.
This is the third in line as a SUV model after the A4 and A6.
The company has started a rise in its production in the next few years. An official said in the future, up to 1,500 units of the Q5 will be assembled there each year for the Indian market.
According to statistics, Audi has already produced around 2,000 cars in India since the start of production in September 2007. And by 2015, up to 6,000 units will be rolling off the line each year, the official added.
“The production of the Q5 is part of our long-term growth strategy in India,” says Frank Dreves, Audi board member for production.
“The Indian market for automobiles will grow very rapidly, and the Q5 is the right automobile at the right time,” he added.
The Audi A6 sedan is now available with a 3.0 TFSI gasoline engine and the company had introduced an entry-level version of the A4 sedan with a 1.8 liter TFSI engine in July.
Currently, Audi is offering the Q5 with a 2.0 TFSI and the 3.0 TDI engines.