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Audi starts production of A6 series cars at Gujarat plant

German luxury car maker Audi on Thursday said it has started production of its all new Audi A6 Sedan in India at the Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra.

“The commencement of production of this next generation Audi A6 is in line with our long term strategy for India and is a precursor to its much—awaited launch later this year,” Audi India Head Michael Perschke said in a statement.

More than 2,000 units of Audi A6 will run off the production line every year, in the initial years, at the Group’s Aurangabad facility.

The company already produces Audi A4 and Audi Q5 at the plant and has rolled out around 5,000 cars since the commencement of local production in September, 2007.

“Audi India aims to manufacture more than 4,600 units in 2011, compared to 2,466 units last year. By 2015, Audi India targets to roll out up to 6,000 units each year,” the statement said.

Manufacturing of the new Audi A6 will take place in 16 work cycles on one production line at the plant, securing local employment for 126 individuals.

“The new Audi A6 will be offered with a choice of diesel and petrol engines,” the statement added.

The Audi range in India includes Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A7 Sportback, Audi A8, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi RS 5 Coupe, the super sports car Audi R8 and the Audi R8 Spyder.

This report has been corrected for a factual error that mentioned Aurangabad as part of Gujarat.


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