/ Audi, News / First Audi Q3 rolls off the assembly line in China

First Audi Q3 rolls off the assembly line in China

Linked In Share
First Audi Q3 rolls off the assembly line in China

The first Audi Q3 today rolled off the assembly line of the brand’s new Foshan plant in China.

Until now, the Audi Q3 small SUV has been imported into China from Europe. This is why the Q3 retails for roughly the same price as the larger Q5, which is built since 2009 at the Changchun plant for the local market.

However, production of the Q3 in the new Foshan plant will bring lower prices for Audi’s smallest SUV, as import duties will disappear. The China-made Audi Q3 will be priced from 280,000RMB (around €35,300). The Audi Q3 made in Foshan is powered by the same 2.0-liter engine as the Q5, available with two power versions, 170 HP and 211 HP. The car is front-wheel drive as standard, with the option of “quattro” all-wheel-drive available. The engine is mated to an 8-speed DGS gearbox.

The newly-built Foshan plant will also begin manufacturing the Audi A3 Sedan at the end of 2013. Audi plans to build 700,000 cars a year in China by 2015, both in Changchun and Foshan. Together with its local partner FAW, Audi will invest €3 billion in China in the coming years.

by Dan Mihalascu (my Google+) - Friday, November 16th, 2012 - filed under Audi, News. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles


Discuss: First Audi Q3 rolls off the assembly line in China

Leave a Reply


















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

A subway from BMW? Yes, for Kuala Lumpur
A subway from BMW? Yes, for Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, will have in the near future a new subway system designed by the German automaker ...
Hyundai Motor Chairman Earned $13 Million in 2013
Hyundai Motor Chairman Earned $13 Million in 2013Chung Mong-koo, Hyundai's chairman, has earned last year a combined $13 million in pay. Chung Mong-koo, who is the son of ...
Polish supercar Arrinera Hussarya revealed in production form
Polish supercar Arrinera Hussarya revealed in production formThe first Polish supercar, the Arrinera Hussarya, has been finally revealed in its final production form and the model in ...
Tesla plans $40,000 electric car; may hit the market in 2015
Tesla plans $40,000 electric car; may hit the market in 2015Tesla Motors, the maker of all-electric Model S model plans to unveil a new all-electric vehicle that could sell in the $40,000 ...
Red Bull, FIA deny Vettel swearing rebuke
Red Bull, FIA deny Vettel swearing rebukeMar.31 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Red Bull and the FIA have denied rumours Sebastian Vettel was rebuked after swearing about F1's new ...
[VIDEO] McLaren 650S – walkaround clip
[VIDEO] McLaren 650S – walkaround clipA walkaround video with the recently unveiled McLaren 650S is showing the model from just about every angle possible. The newly ...
Mitsubishi pulls the plug on the Lancer Evolution X, no successor planned
Mitsubishi pulls the plug on the Lancer Evolution X, no successor plannedMitsubishi will be ceasing the production of the current Lancer Evolution X, towards the end of this year, and no successor will ...
Are you the Porsche Macan GTS?
Are you the Porsche Macan GTS?Inautonews.com photographers have managed to spy, for the first time, what is believed to be the new top of the line version of ...
BMW 118d becomes 1M replica with 555 HP V10
BMW 118d becomes 1M replica with 555 HP V10A BMW 118d Coupe has been transformed into a 1M replica by German tuner TJ Fahrzeugdesign as the model in question has received a ...
Tesla’s General Manager Leaves the Company among China Expansion Plan
Tesla’s General Manager Leaves the Company among China Expansion PlanThe general manager of Tesla Motors in China has decided to leave the company, while the electric car maker prepares to expand in ...
Next Mercedes-Benz SL to get retractable soft-top
Next Mercedes-Benz SL to get retractable soft-topThe next generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL will be getting a retractable soft-top of order to keep its weight ...
Recall roundup: More than 650,000 GM vehicles – number reaches almost 5m
Recall roundup: More than 650,000 GM vehicles – number reaches almost 5mGeneral Motors has announced a recall for more than 650,000 SUVs, trucks and Cruzes for ill-fitting transmission oil cooling ...
Delphi Officials: GM Approved Design of Switches Although They Did Not Meet Specifications
Delphi Officials: GM Approved Design of Switches Although They Did Not Meet SpecificationsNew data in the GM recall hearing revealed that the automaker approved the design of switches 12 years ago although it knew the ...
Aston Martin in talks with Mercedes for new luxury SUV
Aston Martin in talks with Mercedes for new luxury SUVAston Martin, the maker of ultra-luxurious vehicles is holding talks with Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz for a new luxury SUV, ...
[VIDEO] Porsche Macan gets new promo
[VIDEO] Porsche Macan gets new promoPorsche has released a new presentation video for the newest model in its lineup, the Macan, which is using other sports cars ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

BMW Group Design Subway Kuala Lumpur - Front View
arrinera hussarya 1
0-Spied-Porsche-Macan-GTS-02
bmw 1m coupe replica 555 hp 1
volkswagen passat facelift tuning jms 1
Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Brabus tuning 1
suzuki authentics production 1
BMW Celebrates its Commitment in the USA in Spartanburg, SC Left to Right: Secretary Robert Hitt, South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW Group Secretary Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina Mr. Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing (03/2014)
toyota hilux arctic 6x6 1
Spied-VW Golf GTI Club Sport 001
ferrari 458 italia crash london 1
lamborghini-aventador-50th anniversario tuning carlex design 1

More automotive from inautonews
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, will have in the near future a new subway system designed by the German automaker BMW. Well not exactly but the automaker operates DesignworksUSA - a global design company that operates worldwide. DesignworksUSA  was acquired by BMW in 1995 and is now ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive: Renault Captur 0.9 – TCe 90 – fast review
Test Drive: Renault Captur 0.9 – TCe 90 – fast review After we’ve tested almost all Renault Captur models, we decided to check out the 3-cylinder engine - 898 cc 66kw (90 hp) model. Why we’ve ...
Test Drive Fiat 500L Living – Review
Test Drive Fiat 500L Living – Review Who ever thought in 2007, when Fiat unveiled the new 500 citycar that the Italian automaker will ever build a seven-seater 500 model. Clearly, ...
Test Drive Fiat 500L Trekking – Review
Test Drive Fiat 500L Trekking – Review Fiat had a great success back in the 60’s with the 500 model. It was cheap, practical and equipped with a 479 cmc petrol engine – that’s why ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video] 2009 safest cars Euro NCAP

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: More than 650,000 GM vehicles – number reaches almost 5mGeneral Motors has announced a recall for more than 650,000 SUVs, trucks and Cruzes for ill-fitting ... Delphi Officials: GM Approved Design of Switches Although They Did Not Meet SpecificationsNew data in the GM recall hearing revealed that the automaker approved the design of switches 12 ...
Safety Section