Diesel impact on Audi: production of cars will fall in autumnJuly 20, 2018
If the Daimler is affected by a trade dispute between China and America, then according to Audi, the consequences of the “diesel scandal” are being beaten. Since September, 2018 the German manufacturer will limit release of the cars. This is reported with reference to the source of the TRC Bayerischer Rundfunk.
Despite the fact that the scandal thundered back in 2015, some companies still continue to install on their cars banned software underestimation of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. In this regard, the German prosecutor’s office has appointed audits, which also hit Audi. And fell for hot.
According to the source, the company will cut production due to a worldwide harmonized procedure for testing cars (WLTP) to determine fuel consumption and emissions. This procedure was satisfactorily passed, of course, not all models of the brand.
Under the reduction are models such as A4 and A5. From January to the end of this year, production will decline by 300 copies a day. And in December 2019 the plant will go for winter vacations earlier than usual.
Statistics of sales for the first half of the year showed good performance – 950 cars sold, which is 4.5% more than last year. However, after a decrease in the volume of cars produced, demand is expected to fall by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, the US representation of Audi presented the prices for the next generation of the flagship A8.