Audi reportedly plans to open a new 100,000 car assembly plant in September in China.
The China Daily newspaper reported that the plant will be in the northeastern city of Changchun where it will double Audi’s production capacity there to 200,000 units a year.
The first two models to roll off the new assembly line will be the Audi A4L sedan and Q5 SUV.
The A4L is now made at an existing 100,000-unit factory in Changchun that also produces the Audi A6L sedan. Production of the Q5 will begin at its new plant at the end of this year.
The new facility is seen as a strategic move by Audi, the biggest premium carmaker in China, to meet its sales target of 200,000 vehicles annually by 2015. It sold nearly 120,000 vehicles last year, according to the newspaper.