Audi A6 to be produced in India

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 19 December 2006, 06:00 Hrs
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Pune: Come 2007 and Audi A6 is all set to be assembled in Aurangabad, from completely knocked down (CKD) kits, manufactured in Germany.

"This move gives us the opportunity to better fulfill our potential on this market. Through supplying the parts sets, our locations back in Germany will also benefit," commented Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Board Member for Production at AUDI AG. The production will take place at the Skoda Auto India Ltd site.

The future employees would be trained in Ingolstadt and prepared for the specific parameters. "With this move, Audi is building on its sales strategy, which involves greater involvement in new, economically-emerging markets, as well as CKD production - which should produce over 300 vehicles in 2008, the first full year - the creation of a sales company to be based in Mumbai is scheduled for early 2007," he added.

Heizmann informed that the India strategy envisaged an expansion of the dealer network over the next few years to provide at least eight exclusive Audi dealers in central locations around the country. At present, the network comprises three dealers in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi.

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