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Audi starts making the Q7 in India

 Audi starts making the Q7 in India
Audi Q7 Made In India

Up to 1,000 units annually.

Audi has started producing the Q7 in India at the company’s Aurangabad factory.

They plan on producing up to 1,000 units to supply the local market. The full-size SUV is being manufactured at a newly built 215,288 square feet (20,000 square meters) facility at VW Group’s Skoda Auto India Private Limited. This is the place where they will also produce the Q3 starting in mid-2013.

In the first ten months of the year Audi has increased its sales in India by 55 percent, delivering 7,273 cars compared to the 5,511 cars sold last year. They plan on opening 25 dealerships by the end of 2012, joining the other seven that were opened in the last few months.

In India, Audi is selling the following models: A4, A6, A7 Sportback, A8 L, Q3, Q5, Q7, S4, RS5 Coupe, TT Coupe, R8 and R8 Spyder.

Source: Audi
Published Nov 9, 2012 2:20 pm By Adrian Padeanu
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  • Plans to build up to 1,000 of the Audi Q7 annually at Aurangabad
  • Dr. Frank Dreves, Audi Board Member for Production: “Expansion of our production in India is part of our growth strategy.”
  • Audi sales in India up by 55 percent through October
As of November 2012 Audi produces the Q7 luxury-class SUV at its Aurangabad plant (India). Up to 1,000 of the Audi Q7 will be built there each year to supply the Indian market.

Audi has started production of the Q7 luxury-class SUV at its Aurangabad plant, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Up to 1,000 of the Audi Q7 will be built there each year to supply the Indian market. Following on from the Audi A4, Audi A6 and Audi Q5, the Q7 is the fourth model to be built in India by the Ingolstadt carmaker.

“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 world,” declared Dr. Frank Dreves, Audi Board Member for Production. “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.”

The Audi Q7 will be produced in a newly constructed hall at the group plant Škoda Auto India Private Limited (SAIPL) in Aurangabad, in the state of Maharashtra. Production of the Audi Q3 in the new Audi hall, which covers a floor area of 20,000 square meters (215,278 square feet), is also planned from mid-2013.

“Local production of the Q7 means Audi India is now building a second Q model locally. That will reduce waiting times for our customers and we will be able to offer a wider range of versions in the market,” explained Michael Perschke, Head of Audi India. Increasing demand from Indian customers for the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 SUV models has had a major impact on the brand’s growth in India: Over the first ten months of this year, the Company increased its sales in the Indian market by 55 percent to 7,273 automobiles. That means that Audi India has already clearly surpassed its record sales total of 5,511 cars for the whole of the previous year.

At dealer level, too, the Company is steadily building up its nationwide presence in India: There will be 25 dealerships throughout the country by the end of this year. New showrooms opened in Kanpur, Goa, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Delhi West, Nagpur and Bhopal over the past few months.

Audi supplies the A4, A6, A7 Sportback, A8 L, Q3, Q5, Q7, S4, RS 5 Coupé and TT Coupé models in India, as well as the Audi R8 and R8 Spyder supercars.

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Comments (20)

 Siawa Siawa
Unless you are living in India, this shouldn't concern you.
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November 13, 2012 11:04 am
 Ivo_205 Ivo_205
I do not think the A3 is a better car than the 1-series, but this Audi bashing is getting very tedious. I bought an A6 quattro and it has very little to do with a VW, in fact for me personally it feels more luxurious than a 5-series. I drove them both so I feel I can make that statement. I'm sure all people who post their opinions share this frame of reference.
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November 12, 2012 8:52 am
 Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
Q7`s built by Skoda in India. Now I have heard it all. All you potential Q7 buyers: Better check that VIN number carefully.
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November 10, 2012 1:28 am
 hunker7 hunker7
If VW and Audi shares platforms it doesn't mean they are the same. When will you get that.
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November 9, 2012 4:18 pm
 dmanero dmanero
This comment has been hidden due to excessive poor ratings. click here to show
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November 9, 2012 2:30 pm