Audi Considers Stateside Factory
BMW builds Bimmers in South Carolina. Mercedes-Benz manufactures Mercs in Alabama. Now Audi's considering an American factory. According to Auto Backstage, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler told Auto Motor und Sport that the weak dollar has forced Ingolstadt to consider building a factory in the U.S. Audi is aiming for an eight percent profit margin; an American assembly plant could help them realize that goal. Statler said his employer might produce the Q7 SUV stateside but didn't indicate when they might make the move. If they want to immigrate, there are plenty of southern states which would welcome them with open arms, cheap labor, loads of tax incentives and a hearty "Audi, Y'all!"
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