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AudiWatch Update (Tm) #10
AudiWatch Update #10, 3-25-93
_Autoweek_, March 8, 1993
Audi will proceed with a dynamic NEW MODEL PROGRAM, despite projecting
an output reduction in '93 of between 10 and 15 percent. The company
made 492,000 cars in 1992, up 9.3 percent from the previous year, and
posted an operating profit, according to new chairman Franz-Josef Kortum.
In addition to a new flagship V8 model for 1994, Audi will re-enter
the lower market segment with a new verion of its old 50 model,
possibly based on a Volkswagen platform.
Also due soon is a decision on U.S. production. Possible sites have
reportedly been narrowed to two in Indiana and Kentucky, though it is
possible VW may choose the cheaper alternative of expanding its existing
facility in Mexico.
Kortum is in a hurry to continue rebuilding Audi's image here, and
thinks a North American plant is important to guarantee a place in
the free trade era.
AUDIs of interest FOR SALE:
AUDI QUATTRO TURBO COUPE, 1983, 43k miles, black/black leather,
Euro lights, excellent condition, call Ken at 508-425-4319. MA
AUDI QUATTRO TURBO COUPE, 1983, 4WD, 46K oirg. mi. White/Tan
chocolate. Like new. $20K. 818-340-6272. CA
AUDI QUATTRO TURBO COUPE, 1982 World Champion AUDI Quattro
Rally Car, Michelle Mouton/John Buffum, Pikes Peak Class
Winner, $70,000. Contact Chris 203-775-7834/d 203-354-8652/e. CT
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