Audi Q6: the first SUV electric Audi will be built at Brussels in 2018

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Audi e-tron quattro concept, a prototype that anticipates the upcoming Audi Q6 electric

Audi will restructure the production of several of their models in the immediate future. The Audi A1 will be built in Martorell, so that your production will change Belgium by Spain. Not end up here changes, and there is a bad news about it: Audi Q3, which until now was manufactured in Martorell, will occur in the plant of Audi in Györ (Hungary).

In Hungary already manufactured the Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A3 Cabriolet and the Audi TT, and as we’ll soon also will there the Audi Q3, which up to now was produced in Spain. For its part, the factory in Brussels will specialize in electric vehicles: the first SUV electric Audi will be built in Belgium, and will reach production in 2018.

This SUV electric will base its design on that of the prototype Audi e-tron quattro concept, shown in the past Frankfurt show 2015. You will have a dynamic design and sporty, some inspiration coupe, and will be somewhere between the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7: on your arrival to the production, during the 2018, know Audi Q6.

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The Audi Q6 e-tron will have three electric motors and high-capacity batteries, with a fast charging system and more than 500 kilometers of autonomy. These electric batteries will be manufactured in Brussels, and it is quite likely that other future brand electrical also are manufactured there.

Returning to the restructuring of production in the Audi, What explains this shift of models between its different factories? According to Rupert Stadler, Chairman of Audi AG, “this new distribution will improve our efficiency, strengthening all the locations involved. Use new synergies within the Volkswagen Group, bringing together the key competences”.

it is Not entirely clear how it will affect these decisions in regard to jobs, referring in particular to plants such as Martorell. However, the Audi itself says that this is simply an “internationalisation of the production network” to establish synergies and to save costs of production, and that the jobs are guaranteed in all their factories.