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Audi: US production plans confirmed


Audi has confirmed the US production plans and has shed some more insights about a US factory.

Not surprisingly, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is once again talking up production plans for the U.S.

“It is totally clear that we need new production capacity in the U.S.,” Stadler revealed to Automotive News. “The question only is when.”

There are still plenty of decisions to be made, however, with factors such as models, location and capacity all up in the air. Subsequently, the decision making process is expected to extend for several years still.

There’s also the question of whether Audi will also setup engine and transmission manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Such a move may also benefit Volkswagen’s operations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which could also use the locally built engines and transmissions for its models.