The German based automaker Audi has recently announced that production of the Q7 model has started in India, at the company’s Aurangabad plant.
According to the car manufacturer, future Indian customers of the Audi Q7 will be able to order to locally built version of the model because the Q7 has recently entered production locally, at the automaker’s Aurangabad facility. The plan is to produce up to 1,000 units of the Audi Q7 in order to supply the local market. The model is being assembled at a 20,000 square meters facility at VW Group’s Skoda Auto India Private Limited, the same place where the Q3 will enter production next year.
“Local production of the Audi Q7 is part of our long-term growth strategy in India, one of the most promising auto markets in the a. The very good infrastructure in the plant, efficient working processes, a qualified workforce and a well developed logistics environment, along with the surging growth of the Indian market, were the factors that motivated us to expand the Aurangabad plant”, said the Audi Board Member for Production, Frank Dreves.
Audi has managed to sell 55 percent more cars in India in the first ten months of this year, raising to a total of 7,273 units, compared to the 5,511 sold last year. Audi is planning to open 25 new dealerships by the end of the year, which will join the seven opened over the last months. Audi is selling models in India like the A4, A6, A7 Sportback, A8 L, Q3, Q5, Q5, S4, RS5 Coupe, TT Coupe, R8 and R8 Spyder.