Audi assembles the models Audi A6* and Audi A8 L* at the site in Kaluga, Russia. In the semi knocked down (SKD) process, the automobiles are first fully assembled at Audi’s plant in Neckarsulm, Germany. They are then partially dismantled before the SKD kits are transported by rail to Kaluga. Assembly is carried out by Volkswagen Group RUS in accordance with the technical and quality specifications of AUDI AG. Audi has been assembling SKD kits in cooperation with Volkswagen Group Rus at the plant in Kaluga since 2009. Russia continues to be a strategically important market for AUDI AG, despite the difficult economic situation: 25,650 Audi models were sold there in 2015.