Audi selects Puebla to making cars

 
The company chose the municipality of San José Chiapa to build sport utility vehicles factory; was it based on good road connections and its immediacy to universities and technical schools.

Frankfurt (Reuters) - Audi, Volkswagen's luxury car unit, said Tuesday that he chose San José Chiapa, Puebla, as the site for its new plant for SUVs in Mexico.
At the beginning of the year, Audi announced plans to assemble a factory in Mexico, a measure designed to take advantage of low labor costs in that country and the exemption from tax in some regions, with a view to achieve its sales target of 1 million cars in the United States for the 2018.

The company announced on Tuesday that he chose the location based on the good road connections and its immediacy to universities and technical schools.

Audi said that the new plant would have a capacity of annual production of around 150,000 vehicles, and would be there made the SUV Q5, from 2016.

Last month, Audi announced that the gap that keeps its rival BMW was reduced.

During the first half of the year, sales grew 12.3% to 733,250 vehicles, driven by an increase of 37.8% of placements in China.

This figure means that one of every four Audi cars sold in the world is directed to a client of the Asian giant. In comparison, its next largest market, Germany, involves only 18% of its total demand.

"Come on course to achieve our goal of 1.4 million vehicles to customers this year", said the Chief Executive of Audi, Rupert Stadler, who added that the utility sports Q3 would be launched in China before end of the month.



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