Audi Brussels hands over last Belgian built A1
The last car of the compact A1 model has rolled off the production line at the Brussels Audi factory. Since 2010 Audi Brussels has built more than 909.000 pieces of the A1, which makes way for the first fully electric Audi. The electric ‘e-tron’, will make its debut in the autumn.
The new owner of the last Audi A1 produced for the Belgian market was handed the keys in the factory by general manager, Patrick Danau, management and social partners of the factory, and by representatives of the Belgian Audi importer, D’Ieteren.
Audi Brussels is a reliable partner
In the almost 70 years of history of the Forest production site, the Audi A1 was the first model to be built exclusively in the European capital. “The Audi site in Brussels is a very reliable and successful partner”, says Peter Kössler, Director of Production and Logistics at Audi. “The employees have raised our smallest Audi over the past eight years, performed well and made the site internationally competitive.”
A1 production moves to Martorell
The largest markets for the Audi A1 were Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, France, Italy and Spain. With more than 30.000 Audi A1s, Belgium is ranked eighth in the world. The new second generation of the Audi A1 will be built in the Audi factory in Martorell, Spain.