Audi to assemble 1,000 units of cars by end this year

Audi to assemble 1,000 units of cars by end this year
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Jan 07 2009. 06 53 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Jan 07 2009. 06 53 PM IST
Mumbai: German luxury car manufacturer, Audi plans to assemble 1,000 units of the Audi A4 and the Audi A6 cars in the country this year, a top company official said.
The company would also appoint five new dealers as part of its expansion plan in tier II cities during the year.
“We plan to produce 1,000 cars of the Audi A4 and the Audi A6 from our assembly unit at Aurangabad by end this year. Besides, we will also appoint five dealers in tier II cites this year,” Audi India’s Managing Director, Benoit Tiers, told reporters here today.
The company on Wednesday opened its new showroom in Mumbai.
Audi India has sold more number of cars in 2008 than its target, he said.
“We have exceeded the target of selling 1,000 cars in India for 2008 and sold 1,050 cars,” Tiers said.
The company was bullish on the Indian market despite the slowdown, Tiers said.
“Although sales of luxury cars has been affected world-wide due to the global turmoil, the emerging markets like India remains less affected.”
“In India, we have grown by 200% during 2008 as compared to 2007,” he said.
Audi India’s assembly unit in Aurangabad has present capacity of 2,000 units, he said.
The company was also planning to launch its new car, the Audi Q5, this year in the country but had not decided on the date for launching it, he said.
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First Published: Wed, Jan 07 2009. 06 53 PM IST