2018 Audi Q6 to be made in Belgium?

A new report indicates the 2018 Audi Q6 is going to be produced at the company’s factory in Brussels, Belgium.

Remember the awesome e-tron quattro concept from last month’s Frankfurt Motor Show? Well, that’s a first glimpse of Audi’s all-electric Q6 set to go on sale in 2018 and now it has emerged the model will be assembled at the firm’s Brussels factory. This is the place where they currently make the three-door A1, five-door A1 Sportback and their hotter S siblings and last year the 2,500+ employees made exactly 115,378 cars. Rumors say Audi will move production of the A1 to SEAT’s plant in factory in 2018, but that’s another story.

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Audi e-tron Quattro Concept 11

Getting back to the Q6 at hand, it will act as a direct adversary for the Tesla Model X and Audi has already promised a range of more than 500 km thanks to a newly developed battery pack created in collaboration with LG Chem and Samsung SDI. There’s no word about the hardware setup, but the aforementioned e-tron quattro concept had three electric motors good enough for 503 PS and more than 800 Nm which granted the electrified crossover with a 0-100 km/h run in just 4.6 seconds before topping out at a limited 210 km/h.

Chances are Audi will show us the Q6 in the second half of 2017, with sales to start early 2018.

Adrian Padeanu

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