Audi has announced plans to introduce a third shift from mid-August at its assembly plant in Hungary in order to get ready for 2015 TT production and also meet an increasing demand of premium models. Audi’s factory in Hungary is located in the city of Gyor and at that facility they assemble 160,000 cars each year. The employees working there put together the TT Coupe and Roadster as well as the A3 Sedan and Cabriolet.
Last year, Audi managed to produce 42,851 cars along with 1.93 million engines at the Hungarian factory and most of the cars and engines went to export. Audi invested no less than 900 million euros at the Gyor plant to further expand it as a method to cover the entire spectrum of production and they finished all the work last year.
There’s a bit of a controversy regarding this investment as the European Commission has announced plans to start conducting an in-depth probe into the state aid offered by the Hungarian government to find out if European Union rules were breached. Officials of the European Commission say Audi received 133.3 million euros from the Hungarian state for the investment project.
As a reminder, the 2015 TT will be available on launch with a 2.0 TFSI engine rated at 230 PS, a 2.0 TDI with 184 PS and a 2.0 TFSI generating 310 PS in the hotter TTS derivative.