It is not a question of if, but when and where Audi will
build its first North American car production plant.
The issue remains firmly on the carmakerís agenda, and a decision on the issue is expected to be made ďbefore the summer breakĒ, said Audiís CEO Rupert Stadler at the companyís 2011 results presentation late last month.
The intention is clear, to pave the way for a significant uplift in future US sales, Audi knows full well that a North American car assembly plant is a must rather than an option.
Thatís the gist of Rupert Stadlerís comments on his companyís ambitions to lift Audiís US sales to more than 200,000 units by 2020 at the latest
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