2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Audi will build a plant in the USA. This has now been confirmed by Audi boss Rupert Stadler, who also announced that he would like to increase the model variants to 50.
The automaker Audi is increasingly concentrating on the United States. An Audi plant in the USA was a done deal, said Audi boss Rupert Stadler in an interview with the specialist magazine “Automotive News Europe”. “It is very clear to me that we need new capacities in North America. The only question now is the timing."
An Audi spokesman confirmed to the dpa on Saturday in Munich that a decision would be made over the next three years on the location, the models to be produced, the amount of investment and capacity. He did not want to confirm information from "Automotive News Europe" from corporate circles, according to which an engine and transmission plant in the USA had also been decided.
Increase in model variants to 50
According to the report, Audi is aiming for a return on sales of eight to ten percent by 2020. With a view to the Audi “Strategy 2020”, Stadler also announced that it would increase the number of model variants from the current 38 to 50. More than two million cars should be sold annually by 2020 - the target of 1.5 million cars originally set for 2015 should be achieved by 2014.
"We have come a long way in the last few years," said Stadler. While the return on sales in the first quarter of 2011 was 10.6 percent, Stadler seems even more possible for 2011 as a whole: "The year still has a few months to go and we have always been rather cautious with our forecasts." (dpa)