Seat's Martorell Plant To Produce Audi A1; Q3 Assembly Will Move To Hungary

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Audi's smallest model yet, the A1, will be built at Seat's plant in Martorell, Spain.

Production of the city car, which is currently put together in Brussels, Belgium, is set to begin at its new location in 2018 and it will bring investments and create new jobs at the facility, besides contributing to achieving the factory's full production capacity.

The news pleased Seat officials, who acknowledged, through the voice of Executive Committee Chairman Luca de Meo "the full confidence placed in Seat and the Martorell plant by Audi and the Volkswagen Group. Production of the A1 is magnificent news and will bring us more volume and greater income in the next few years."

Audi's plans include the relocation of the Q3 from Martorell all the way to Hungary, where the Gyor facilities will be in charge of its assembly. The four-ring brand did not announce an exact date for when the compact SUV will move to its new home.

With an annual forecast of 100,000 units, since production of the Q3 began in Martorell, the Spanish factory has exceeded the initial figures by reaching a total production output of 478,000 units. The A1 will be the second premium car built in the country after the Q3.