“Local production of the Q7 means Audi
India is now building a second Q model locally. That will reduce waiting
times for our customers and we will be able to offer a wider range of
versions in the market,” explained Michael Perschke, Head of Audi India.
Increasing demand from Indian customers for the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 SUV
models has had a major impact on the brand’s growth in India: Over the
first ten months of this year, the Company increased its sales in the
Indian market by 55 percent to 7,273 automobiles. That means that Audi
India has already clearly surpassed its record sales total of 5,511 cars
for the whole of the previous year.
At dealer level, too, the Company is
steadily building up its nationwide presence in India: There will be 25
dealerships throughout the country by the end of this year. New
showrooms opened in Kanpur, Goa, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Delhi West,
Nagpur and Bhopal over the past few months.
Audi supplies the A4, A6, A7 Sportback, A8
L, Q3, Q5, Q7, S4, RS 5 Coupé and TT Coupé models in India, as well as
the Audi R8 and R8 Spyder supercars.