Audi India has begun assembly of the Q5 Crossover at its Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra. In the near future Audi will produce up to 1,500 units of the Q5 off the production line depending on the demand for the crossover. With this move from Audi, the Q5 now becomes the third model from the German carmaker to be assembled in India after the A4 and A6. Since the start of their production in 2007, Audi has so far produced 2,000 vehicles and expects to achieve a production run of 6,000 units per year by 2015.
“The production of the Q5 is part of our long-term growth strategy in India,” says Frank Dreves, Audi Board Member for Production: “The Indian market for automobiles will grow very rapidly, and the Q5 is the right automobile at the right time.” Final assembly of the Audi Q5 takes place in five work cycles on two assembly lines alongside the A4 and A6 at the Volkswagen Group’s Aurangabad plant.