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Audi Production Network: all set for electromobility

Audi is preparing its international production alliance for the mobility of the future: the serial production of Audi's first fully-electric powered SUV will commence at the Brussels plant in 2018. The production plant will additionally manufacture its own batteries for this purpose. The German company is transferring the production of its Audi A1 from Brussels to the Spanish production facility in Martorell. The Audi Q3, which was until now manufactured in Spain, will subsequently be produced in Győr (Hungary).

This model rotation will benefit all sites within the global Audi production network. "The new plant production allocation will increase our production efficiency and strengthen all production houses involved", says AUDI AG CEO, Rupert Stadler. "It will consequently enable us to further leverage synergies in the Volkswagen Group and bundle key competences." The decisions pertaining to these models assure employment opportunities and promote the internationalisation of the production network.
From 2018 onwards, Audi Brussels will be the exclusive producer of the brand with four rings’ first battery-electric SUV for the global market. The Audi e-tron quattro concept, presented at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt, provides a detailed glimpse of the future series production vehicle. The sporty SUV is positioned between the Audi Q7 and Audi Q5 in the product portfolio. Equipped with an extremely long range and three electric engines, the Audi e-tron model offers innovation in terms of sportiness, driving dynamics and efficiency. With a range in excess of 500 kilometres and a rapid charging capability, the SUV delivers exceptional performance for everyday driving.

The Brussels plant is receiving its own battery production facility for this purpose. The Belgian site thus represents a shift to electromobility for the Volkswagen Group.
Due to the restructuring, the A1, which was until now produced in Brussels, will subsequently be built in the Spanish Seat plant in Martorell. The Hungarian Audi plant in Győr will consequently assume production of the Q3 that is currently produced in Spain. The Hungarian plant presently manufactures four Audi models: the Audi A3 Limousine, the Audi A3 Cabriolet, the Audi TT and the Audi TT Roadster.