Audi Mexico: Audi will Increase Its Automotive Production in Mexico


Audi produces the Q5 SUV in Mexico, whose assembly capacity is 150,000 units per year, in addition to having added the hybrid version to its platform.

Audi will increase its production of premium vehicles in Mexico starting from this year, as it will add a new member of the family, the SUV Q5 Sportback, to be assembled at the plant in San José Chiapa, Puebla, and which will be exported to different countries of the world, with the exception of China.

2021 will be a year of success for the German automaker, which owns the most innovative automotive plant in engineering in Mexico, for which Puebla was appointed to produce Audi Q5 sportback, after being presented in Germany last September.

Tarek Mashhour, executive president of Audi Mexico, stated that 2021 is a key year for the Audi Mexico factory. “We will continue to face the health crisis generated by Covid-19 in a responsible manner, as the number one priority is to safeguard the health and safety of the more than 5,200 employees”.

Through a statement, the president of the German automaker that is part of the Volkswagen Group said: “We are excited about the start of production of the Audi Q5 Sportback, and we will continue to seek the best way to promote development in the San José Chiapa area”.

Following the presentation of the premium sports unit in Germany, it was determined that production will be increased at the Mexican plant to be responsible for delivering the Q5 Sportback coupe SUV to the world.

This model is also manufactured in China, but it is locally produced and will focus only on serving that market. So Mexico will send to North America, Europe and Latin America, among other nations of the world.

Mashhour highlighted that the challenge facing the Audi plant in Mexico for 2021 “will be to maintain the production balance to achieve similar numbers to those registered in previous years. This complies with all health measures”, after the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the world’s economy and its consumers.

Vehicle production in Mexico is recovering after the reopening of automotive plants after the closure caused by the pandemic and motivated by demand from the foreign market, until November it accumulated two months of growth. However, from January to November 2020, the automotive industry presented a drop of 22.5%, compared to the same period of 2019.

However, Audi will be a contributor to the recovery of the automotive industry in Mexico, as it will face the start of production of a new model such as the Audi Q5 Sportback, which was presented at the end of September in Ingolstadt, and which will begin its global production in the following months of 2021.