A spokesperson from the company has revealed Audi’s Brussels plant is considering boosting production for the upcoming A1 minicar from current projected levels of 100,000 units to more than 120,000 units next year.
Trade disputes aside, the Audi A1 is shaping up to become a force in the premium-minicar segment thanks to a recent boom because of rising fuel prices and environmental concerns.
Heavily influenced by the Audi Metroproject concept car, the A1 is being built by Audi as a direct response to new premium mini-cars being brought out. The competitors on this stage include Mercedes’ Smart brand, the Volkswagen Up!, and even a new BMW minicar currently being developed.
The baby Audi will likely feature a series of low capacity TSI and TDI units ranging from 1.4 to 2.0L, and a new mild hybrid model could also be offered. You can read more details about the upcoming minicar in our previous story by clicking here.
Source: Motor Authority