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Audi Q3 Could Make It to the States After All

Although it's not yet released, Audi Q3 is the subject of some sort of debate within the German manufacturer. Executives are still wondering whether it should be or it should be not a good idea to launch the upcoming crossover in the United States when it will be available later this year. Of course, chances to see the Q3 in the United States are rising every day, especially because Audi will need a rival for BMW's new X1 that will be launched in the country this year.

In an interview for Ward's Auto, Audi’s U.S. chief John de Nysschen revealed that Audi is still pondering the US launch of the Q3 and a decision should be made anytime soon.

In the meantime, people are still wondering when exactly we'll get the chance to see the new crossover. Some voices are suggesting that Audi intends to use the Frankfurt Auto Show this autumn to introduce it, while others claim the vehicle could arrive a lot sooner, probably in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

Either way, the vehicle will most likely greet the public this year, with sales to begin a few months later. It will be produced in Spain at Audi's local plant, after the German brand has invested more than EUR300 million to prepare the production lines for the new vehicle. According to sources familiar with the matter, the plant will roll out 80,000 cars per year but, depending on the demand registered in the first months of availability, production could be increased to up to 100,000 cars per year.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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