Audi reveals production plans
Audi is shuffling around some of its production to make room for the upcoming Q6 e-tron all-electric SUV. The car, which has been previewed in two concepts now (the original e-tron quattro and the h-tron quattro shown last week in Detroit), will go into production in 2018, and Audi has picked its factory in Brussels for the job. The plant there will also build the batteries for the car that is expected to have a 500km one-charge range and a possible 15-min quick-charge system.
To make room for the Q6 e-tron, Audi is having to shuffle around some production. The A1 hatchback is currently built in Brussels, so that'll have to go. SEAT will be the beneficiary, as the A1 line will be moved to its plant in Martorell, just outside Barcelona.
The Audi Q3 is already in place in Martorell though, and as the A1 is built in much bigger volumes, so the Q3 will have to move. It'll go to the Gyor plant in Hungary, where Audi already builds the TT and some A3 variants.
"The new model distribution will enhance our production efficiency and strengthen all of the sites involved," stated Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG. "It will allow us to utilise further synergies within the Volkswagen Group and to bundle key competencies."
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