Indonesia to start CKD of Audi cars by 2023, Audi Q3 shorlisted

Sanjay · Jun 11, 2021 11:27 AM

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PT Garuda Mataram Motor (GMM), as Audi's authorised distributor in Indonesia has plans to open a local-assembly (CKD) plant in the country, reports our sister site Autofun.co.id.

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Indonesia launched the Audi A5 Sportback on 9-June 2021

Stefan Hutahayan, a branch manager for PT GMM, shared that the company has "long had plans" to open said plant, which will be used to produce CKD Audi cars there.

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The Audi Q3

Of course, that was delayed no thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. That said, Hutahayan adds that the plant could be "realised in 2023 or 2024".

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This follows as the fully-imported Audi Q3 faces stiff competition from the recently-introduced Mercedes-Benz GLA, as Mercedes-Benz can offer more competitive pricing for their cars by virtue of being locally-assembled in the archipelago.

Also read: Launched ahead of Malaysia – CKD Mercedes A-Class Sedan and GLA debuts in Indonesia

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