Audi plans a new way to build cars that will debut with the new A5 in 2007. The new strategy uses a set of modular, longitudinal building kits that are shared among a product family. The modular approach can bring cost savings and enable a quick introduction of variants.

The modular approach is a a combination of basic parts, yet with different geometries, that will allow more dynamic products. The new approach will allow the carmaker to launch more nice vehicles and nearly double its annual global sales to 1.4 million units by 2015.

New Audi lineup by 2010:

  • A2 New model due by 2009
  • A3 S model due this year
  • A4 Replaced in 2008
  • A5 Debut in 2007
  • A7 Debut in 2008
  • A8 Replaced in 2010
  • Q5 Debut in 2008
  • TT roadster
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