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Audi, VW: Production locations are being researched

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It’s no secret that Audi and VW are looking for production locations in the US and there will be a decision in first half of 2008. But now we have some news where they might be looking.

Volkswagen AG’s premium carmaker Audi, the underdog in the German luxury pack, is weighing whether to build vehicles in the United States as part of a plan to more than double its U.S. sales in the next decade.

“We’re considering that,” Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said Friday when asked if Audi might build a U.S. factory. With annual U.S. sales of around 90,000 vehicles, it makes little sense to produce cars and SUVs locally, he told The Detroit News. “But if you’re dreaming about a 200,000 sales base, you have to make up your mind what you have to do.”

Audi’s German rivals BMW AG and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz carmaker have assembly plants in the South, and BMW is expanding its Spartanburg, S.C., operations, in part to limit the impact of unfavorable currency swings.

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Source: Detroit News