Audi is further expanding its worldwide production network and thus continuing along its path of global growth as they opened the company’s first automobile plant on the North American continent. The brand with the Four Rings will produce the new generation of the Audi Q5 for the world market in San José Chiapa in Mexico’s federal state of Puebla. The plant has an annual production capacity of approximately 150,000 premium SUVs. By the end of the year, a total of 4,200 jobs will be created locally at Audi México.
Audi has applied state-of-the-art technology in the factory planning. A supplier park has been established immediately adjacent to the park. Seven suppliers and logistics providers have started operations there in time for the start of production of the Audi Q5.
In line with its social responsibility, the company also supports the people in the region. Audi México has so far taken more than 3,300 local employees on board. (Estudiantes Mexicanos en Alemania) and the new Programa de Especialistas, a qualifications program for career starters and job applicants with initial career experience.
The new Audi Q5 combines the sportiness of an Audi sedan with a versatile character and a highly variable interior. Whether in terms of connectivity, efficiency or driver assistance systems, the SUV with the Four Rings sets new standards in its segment. To date, the company has delivered 1.6 million of the Audi Q5 to its customers worldwide, making the model the most successful premium SUV in its segment.