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Audi's Mexican Plant Previewed Before Opening

Karla Salinas | 22.09.2015

Audi‘s Mexican plant is nearly completion and to help celebrate all the progress that has been made so far, Audi of Mexico hosted the country’s president Enrique Pena Nieto at the plant.

Audi‘s Mexican plant is nearly completion and to help celebrate all the progress that has been made so far, Audi of Mexico hosted the country’s president Enrique Pena Nieto at the plant.

The new Mexican facility will begin producing the next-generation Audi Q5 next year. Alongside the factory opening in Mexico, Pena opened 21 km of highway in the country which connects the new Audi factory to major transport arteries in Mexico.

Beyond Pena attending the factory preview, there were also a number of top members of his cabinet as well as 2000 members of the public. The president also had a special preview of the next-generation Audi Q5 at the factory.

Beneath the skin, the next Audi Q5 will be based around the MLB architecture currently used by the latest generation of Audi A4. Thanks to this new platform, the Q5 should weigh about 100 kg less than the current model.

From an engine standpoint, the car is tipped to be available with a selection of four and six cylinder engines and for the first time, a plug-in hybrid will also be available. This variant is tipped to be dubbed the e-quattro and will feature an all-electric range of about 30 miles.

Source: GT Spirit

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