You might have to wait a little longer if you want the new Audi A5. A fire at a key supplier has brought Audi’s flagship Ingolstadt production plant to a halt.
Audi has simply run out of the parts it needs to keep building the A4 sedan and wagon and the A5 coupé, Sportback five-door hatch and the cabriolet. While it withstood a similar problem at a plastic finish producer late in 2016, the Ingolstadt plant was brought down by a crisis at the supplier that makes the cladding for the front firewalls of the cars, Audi says.
At least 8 500 of the plant’s 43 000 workers were to take most of the week off, with Audi losing out on building at least 5 600 cars. The A4 and A5 ranges will continue to be built at Audi’s neighbouring plant at Neckarsulm, whose supplies were not affected by the fire.– BD Motor News