Audi Hungaria to turn out Cupra SUV model from 2024
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The local unit of German carmaker Audi will start production of an SUV model of the Volkswagen group's Cupra brand from 2024, Audi Hungaria said on Wednesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
Preparations for the production of the model are already underway at Audi Hungaria's base in Győr (108 km northwest of Budapest). The model will be produced with a variety of engines, including mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid ones. The plug-in hybrid models will be able to travel about 100 km on a single charge.
Audi Hungaria currently makes mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Audi Q3 and the Q3 Sportback, as well as Audi TT Coupe and TT Roadster models.
The company's chairman, Alfons Dintner, said the Hungarian unit is becoming a partner of Volkswagen companies in a growing number of areas as its product portfolio and range of services expands.
The addition of the Cupra model will result in more efficient use of vehicle production capacity at the base in Győr, strengthening Audi Hungaria's international positions and ensuring work for its employees in the long term, he added.
Engines produced at the Audi Hungaria plant go into a number of Volkswagen brands, including Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat, Cupra, Bentley, and Lamborghini.
Last year, Audi Hungaria produced over 1.6 million engines and more than 171,000 cars.
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