Audi Eyes New Chinese Plant for A4, Q5
According to chinacartimes.com, the new plant will perfectly comply with Audi's expansion plans in China where it intends to increase its market share this year. The future assembly facility will host four different production lines but it's still unknown how many cars it will be able to build per year. Audi has a production goal of 200,000 cars per year in China, the aforementioned source noted.
To give you an idea on how well Audi performs in China, here are some sales figures from the previous year. The brand with the four rings delivered a total of 118,810 cars in China in 2008, out of the 155,510 units sold in the entire Asia. This represents an increase of 17.08 percent compared to the previous year.
As for 2009, Audi posted sales of 66,866 cars in the first half of the year, which still represents a boost of 28 percent for this specific period. Additionally, it recorded a growth of 1.3 percent in June.
Audi A4 and Audi Q5 are currently two of the company's best selling models in most markets. The Q5 is expected to be produced in China especially for the local market.