The Mexican auto business revised its 2017 file auto manufacturing upward after newcomer Audi reported numbers from its Q5 plant in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla, that opened in late 2016.
The 158,550 Q5s assembled final yr pushed Mexico’s auto manufacturing to three,932,119 gentle autos for a 14 % enhance over 2016, the Mexican Automotive Trade Affiliation mentioned final week.
In January, the business group had reported an eight.9 % rise in manufacturing to only below three.eight million autos. Audi manufacturing was disregarded of that as a result of the corporate had but to report back to the affiliation.
Eduardo Solis, president of the group, mentioned the auto export file additionally shall be up to date as soon as Audi supplies a extra detailed report from final yr. Most Q5s go to export markets.
Mexico additionally acquired off to a superb begin to set manufacturing and export data this yr.
Auto output in January rose four.1 % to only below 304,000 autos, and exports rose 9.2 % to only over 231,000, the affiliation mentioned. Exports to the U.S. have been up 10 % to 178,667 autos. That represents about 16 % of all new gentle autos bought final month within the U.S.
Solis expressed a phrase of warning, nevertheless.
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