Audi launches production of next-generation TT Roadster
In line with the previous rumors, German carmaker Audi launched production of the third-generation TT Roadster model at its plant in Győr (northwestern Hungary) today.
Managing director Thomas Faustmann noted that the Audi plant turned out more than 100,000 vehicles since full vehicle production started in June 2013, adding that the TT is now a "real Hungaricum" being only produced in Hungary. The contents of the new model is predominantly produced in Hungary.
Audi AG chairman Rupert Stadler said Audi's presence in Hungary was "deep-rooted" and called it "an important engine of growth" for the whole company.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán acknowledged Audi's long-standing cooperation with Hungarian business partners and its investment in the country, pinpointing that the company capitalized locally on Hungarian knowledge and talent instead of draining it.
Audi Hungária also produces the TT Coupé, A3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet models. Last year, the base made 1,925,636 engines and 42,851 automobiles.
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