The Audi site in Kaluga
In April 2013, Audi opened a semi-knocked-down (SKD) production facility in Kaluga, Russia. Employees of Volkswagen Group Russia assemble the Audi A6*, Audi A7* and Audi A8 L* business sedans, as well as the Audi Q5* and Audi Q7* SUVs for Audi in Kaluga. The SKD process entails automobiles being completely assembled to start with at the main Audi plants. They are then transported to a VW Commercial Vehicles site in Wedemark, Germany, where they are disassembled and packaged as assembly kits, which in turn are shipped to Kaluga.
* The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models mentioned in the text and of all models available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
Russia is an important strategic growth market for Audi. Audi opened its SKD facility there to meet the rising demand in Russia: In 2013, Audi sold 36,150 of its models in Russia – which equates to a year-on-year growth of 7.9 percent (2012: 33,512 models). And Audi sees considerable potential for the future in this market, too. Audi Q models are especially sought after in the vast expanses of Russia.
The Volkswagen plant in Kaluga is some 170 kilometers (106 miles) southwest of Moscow. VW and Škoda models have been assembled in Kaluga since 2007. Volvo, Renault, the PSA Group (Peugeot and Citroën) and Mitsubishi also have production sites in Kaluga.
Facts and figures
Chairman of the Board of Management: Prof. Rupert Stadler
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn
Employees (AUDI AG): 52,563 (as at: December 31, 2013)
Employees (Audi Group): 73,751 (as at December 31, 2013)
Deliveries to customers (2013): 1,575,480 cars of the Audi brand
Production (2013): 1,608,048 cars (including Lamborghini and CKD)
Audi Kaluga site
Site: Volkswagen Group Russia
Audi production start: 2013
Models*: Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8 L, Audi Q5, Audi Q7
Fuel consumption of the models named above
Fuel consumption figures Audi A6:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.8 – 4.4; combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 229 - 114
Fuel consumption figures Audi A7:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.8 – 5.1; combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 229 - 135
Fuel consumption figures Audi A8 L:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 11.3 – 6.0; combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 264 - 146
Fuel consumption figures Audi Q5:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.5 – 4.9; combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 199 - 129
Fuel consumption figures Audi Q7:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10.7 – 7.2; combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 249 - 189