Audi unveils major Hungarian plant upgrade

23rd September 2010, Comments 0 comments

The German luxury carmaker Audi, a unit of Volkswagen, plans to ramp up production in Hungary as part of its goal to sell 1.5 million cars per year by 2015, it said Thursday.

Audi will invest around 900 million euros (1.2 billion dollars) by 2013 in its plant in Gyor, northwest Hungary, and create 1,800 new jobs in the process, a statement said.

The plant should produce about 125,000 cars per year, including two versions of the compact A3 and Audi's TT coupe and roadster models.

"Audi's goal is to be the most successful maker of premium cars by 2015 and to sell 1.5 million cars per year," the statement said.

Audi has also reached an agreement with labour representatives to protect jobs at German sites until the end of 2014, it quoted works council chairman Peter Mosch as saying.

© 2010 AFP

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