The Audi car maker, part of the German auto giant Volkswagen, plans to relaunch car production in Russia in mid-2013, Audi AG Board Chairman Rupert Stadler said on Wednesday.
Stadler told reporters that the company is likely to start producing A4 and A6 models, as well as Q5 and Q7 models, in Russia in the middle of next year. Audi shut down its car production facilities in Russia in 2010.
The new production lines, with an initial annual capacity of 10,000 cars, will be built at the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga in central Russia. The new production lines are part of Volkswagen's one billion euro investment program for Russia till 2018, Stadler said.
The Kaluga plant currently produces Volkswagen Polo and Tiguan, Skoda Fabia and Octavia models.