Audi A3 Production Halted for Slow Sales

By Michelle Krebs January 20, 2010

Audi A3 - 256.JPGVolkswagen's Audi will suspend production of its A3 compact model at its main plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, in February because of slow sales.

More than half of the plant's 4,500 employees will be off work the week of Feb. 15. The automaker said demand for the small car is low because Germany's version of Cash for Clunkers has expired, and the A3, introduced in its current version in 2004, is aging.

The 2011 version of the A3 sedan arrives in the U.S. in the fall as an addition to the Sportback already on sale.

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