Audi has commenced production of its Q5 in India.
The firm will build around 1500 Q5 units per year for the Indian market at Volkswagen Group’s Aurangabad plant alongside the A4 and A6.
Audi’s total production target for India s 6000 units by 2015; it sells the A4, A6 and Q5 alongside the A8, Q7, TT and R8 and is forecasting significant growth in the market in the coming years.
Audi’s sales in India in 2009 were more than 2400 units, up from 732 units the year before.
“The production of the Q5 is part of our long-term growth strategy in India,” said 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.”