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The tumultuous economy is affecting everyone and everything around us, especially in the automobile industry, where some manufacturers are even at the risk of death due to the unstable economy (some small-time electric car manufacturers, Saab). Audi however has defied the stock market slump and as a result, boosted production of their A8 by 57%.
“We’re extremely busy at the moment and have every reason to believe this uptrend will continue for some time, certainly through next year,” Albrecht Reimold, head of the carmaker’s factory in Neckarsulm, Germany.
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The plant in Neckarsulm is Audi’s second largest plant, which also produces the R8 and the A7 four-door coupe. Additionally, the plant is running an extra 500 workers this year, Reimold added. Production in general is expected to increase 21% to a record 260,000 by the end of 2011.
“We’re aware of expectations that conditions may change to the worse, but we trust our own forecasts suggesting that things will stay good,” Reimold said.
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Source: Automotive News