Editor's note: The Mexican Automotive Industry Association revised its January production figure to just under 304,000 vehicles for a 4.1 percent increase over a year ago.
The Mexican auto industry revised its 2017 record auto production 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 last year pushed Mexico's auto production to 3,932,119 light vehicles for a 14 percent increase over 2016, the Mexican Automotive Industry Association said Wednesday.
In January, the industry group had reported an 8.9 percent rise in production to just under 3.8 million vehicles. Audi production was left out of that because the company had yet to report to the association.
Eduardo Solis, president of the group, said the auto export record also will be updated once Audi provides a more detailed report from last year. Most Q5s go to export markets.