Having met the annual production goal of the Q5 SUV in advance, Audi workers in Puebla were granted an additional day off in January, a union leader revealed to local media in recent days.
According to Alvaro Lopez Vazquez, head of the local union, the German automaker set a goal of 150,000 SUV manufactured at the assembly facility in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla. However, the plant built 158,000 units in 2017, that’s 5.3% more than planned.
On September 30, 2016, Audi inaugurated its Mexican facility where it builds the Q5 for the global market. The SUV is Audi’s best-selling model in the U.S. with 57,640 units sold in 2017, a 16.3% increase in sales compared to the previous year.