The central start of prolongation for a Audi Q3 has begun. Starting today, a compress SUV with a 4 rings will be built during a SEAT bureau in Martorell, located in Spains Catalonia region. Approximately 100,000 Q3 units are slated to leave a three-shift public line any year. Audi and SEAT together have invested around 330 million in infrastructure and ultra-modern prolongation facilities.
The Q3 prolongation is an instance of how we are creation use of synergies within a Group, stresses Frank Dreves, Board Member for Production during AUDI AG. The Martorell bureau is an intensely prolific trickery with a rarely learned workforce, and one that meets a harsh peculiarity standards of a brand. The Q3 really gets a Audi sign of approval.
The preference to build a Audi Q3 in Spain signals a Ingolstadt-based carmakers goal to continue a energetic march of expansion while also posterior a plan of internationalization. In selecting Martorell as a new prolongation site, Audi is also holding on an critical amicable responsibility, for both a shred and a workforce. The Company provides approximately 1,500 jobs during a plant, including 700 newly combined positions. Special importance was placed on training a workforce. All staff have finished a 176-hour module designed privately for a Q3 to prepared them for a hurdles they will be faced with on a prolongation line.
The Company has combined a best conditions for a latest brood in a extended product line-up: A new physique emporium featuring 450 state-of-the-art robots was erected generally for a Q3 on a site measuring 30,000 block meters (322,917 sq. ft). In use for a initial time during a physique emporium is a supposed roof bell, an innovative growth from a Audi Toolmaking Shop in Ingolstadt. A drudge grabs a roof and aligns it precisely while a second drudge has a roof bell prepared for a following roof of a subsequent body.
Thanks to a systematic lightweight design, a simple chronicle of a Audi Q3 weighs reduction than 1,500 kilograms (3,306.93 lb). Its engine hood and a wrap-around hatchback with integrated tail lights are done of aluminum. A series of ultra-high-strength steels are employed in a rigid, protected newcomer cell.
A large appreciate we to all a employees who have been concerned in a Q3 plan over a past years, says SEAT Board Member for Production Wolfram Thomas. The new indication is another instance of a trust that a Volkswagen Group and AUDI AG in sold have placed in SEAT. The Q3 represents a SEAT employees glorious credentials and premium-carmaking skills, Thomas stresses.
A small, sporty SUV, a Audi Q3 will join a other members of a Q family, a Audi Q5 and a Audi Q7. The five-door Q3 with a dynamic, coupe-like styling offers genuine SUV traits in terms of seating position, circle distance and belligerent clearance, and stands out on comment of a intensely sporty pushing knowledge it provides. The Q3 combines a pattern and dynamics of a compress automobile with a roominess and flexibility of an SUV. The operation of motorist assistance systems brings a new dimension to a compress SUV category. The Audi Q3 will launch with 3 four-cylinder powerplants: one TDI section and dual TFSI engines. Developing between 103 kW (140 hp) and 155 kW (211 hp), they are as absolute as they are efficient.
With a Q3, a code with a 4 rings is entering into a new segment. Advance sales for Europe will start in June. Market launch is scheduled to take place in a fourth entertain of this year. Around 100,000 units are approaching to make their approach to business in a initial full prolongation year, 2012. In Germany, sales of a Q3 will start during a bottom cost of 29,900. Plans are in place to build a sporty compress in China, privately for a internal market, in a second phase.
The SEAT bureau in Martorell was built in 1993. It employs over 10,000 staff. The Audi Q3 is a initial indication built in Martorell by a Ingolstadt-based company.