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Old 9th June 2011, 15:44   #1
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Default Audi begins production of next generation A6 in India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, has announced the start of production of the all new Audi A6 in India in Aurangabad. More than 2,000 units of the next generation Audi A6 will run off the production line every year, in the initial years, at the Group’s Aurangabad facility. The official start of production was announced in the presence of Kurt Romeiss, Senior Manager Quality, Audi A6, Jürgen Krieger, Senior Manager PreSeries Center, Audi Neckarsulm and Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India. Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman, Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai, graced the occasion as the guest of honour.

“The production of the all new Audi A6 underlines our growing presence in the Indian market and reiterates our long term commitment to customers in India. 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,” said Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India.
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“The Audi A6 is one of the most successful business sedans worldwide and with the introduction of this seventh generation A6, we continue to offer our customers with exciting products that are progressive, sporty and sophisticated - reflecting the core essence of our brand DNA ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’. The new Audi A6 perfectly blends the advanced technology of the new Audi A8 L and the design features of the new Audi A7 Sportback, and is the first true luxury business limousine in its segment. The Audi A6 has played a significant role in our exceptional performance in the Indian market and we are confident that the new Audi A6 with its distinctive appearance, dynamic performance and superior technology will set new benchmarks in the luxury car market in India,” he added.

“The Start of Production and the related investment associated with it, confirms the importance of German automotive companies in Maharashtra,” said Dr. Leopold-Theodor Heldman, Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai, “It is an investment which further diversifies and strengthens the dense economic cooperation between Germany and India”.

Manufacturing of the new Audi A6 will take place in 16 work cycles on one production line at the Aurangabad plant, securing local employment for 126 individuals for the next years to come. The new Audi A6 will be offered with a choice of diesel and petrol engines
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Thats great news indeed!
Would this be restricted for the A6 only? Or do they plan to roll out other models also?

Also, would this affect the pricing? Since it would be made locally (at least assembled), would it result in prices going down? A la Range Rover?
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This does mean CKD production right? I don't think that will affect the prices, but definitely this is going to be one hell of an answer to the refreshed E-Class & BMW F!0. And now with jaguar entering the entry level segment with the 2.2d Turbo-diesel unit, it will be interesting to see this match up.

Anyone with any idea of the launch month of the new A6 and the Jag XF S 2.2d in India?
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As of now they are manufacturing the A4,New A6 and the Q5 in aurangabad,that is assembling them.Do they source any parts from local vendors?
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