How the 2016 Q5 will propel Audi to top status in the world
The Volkswagen Group who owns Audi has made no secret of the fact that they want to be the number one automaker in the world by 2018. They have taken another big step to reach that goal by building a major auto manufacturing plant in Mexico. With sales lagging in Europe, Audi AG is aiming to strengthening its successful growth path in the North American market. The first foundation stone for the new plant was layed in San José Chiapa, Mexico. This will be Audi’s first own car factory on the American continent. How will the new plant help the Volkswagen Group overtake GM and Toyota for the top spot around the globe?
The new-generation Q5 will be built in Mexico
Audi will invest more than 900 million euros ($1,175,940,000) into the new plant in the next two years. They will have a complete auto factory where they will have a body shop, paint shop and assembly line, and also a new press shop. But what will help Audi in North America, is the production of one of their most successful models, the Audi Q5. Starting in mid-2016, the successor generation of the successful SUV model, Audi Q5, will drive off the assembly lines at the new plant in Mexico.