The Board of Management and the Works Council of AUDI AG have confirmed that a new SUV model called the Q1 will be produced at its plant in Ingolstadt, Germany from 2016.
“The Audi Q1 is part of our broad-based SUV strategy. It is designed on the basis of the modular transverse engine concept and will round off our Q series at the bottom end,” said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG.
The new Q1 will make a significant contribution to the company’s ongoing growth and will strengthen its international competitiveness. The decision to produce the new model will help to secure utilisation of capacity at the main plant in Ingolstadt over the long term.
“This is a clear commitment to Ingolstadt as a production site. We will continue to make every effort to develop the plant even further as the leading technological site of the Audi Group.”, commented Peter Mosch, Chairman of the General Works Council.
The Q family currently comprises the Audi Q3, RS Q3, Q5, SQ5 and Q7. The Q5 is the global market leader in its direct competitive environment.