According to reports from Belgium, the upcoming all-electric Audi Q6 SUV will be built at the company’s factory in Brussels.
The Belgian plant employs 2500 people and is currently responsible for producing the small Audi A1 hatchback of which 115,000 were made last year. While the Q6 isn’t expected to arrive before 2018, it is inevitable that the factory will have to be expanded and employees re-trained to create the company’s first electric production car.
The Audi Q6 will be based around the e-tron Quattro Concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month. Underpinning the e-tron Quattro Concept is the German automaker’s latest longitudinal modular platform, with it sitting between the Audi Q5 and Q7 in terms of length.
As for power, the e-tron Quattro Concept utilises one electric motor driving the front axle and two others driving the rear axles. This creates a total output of 370 kW and over 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) of torque while on temporary boost.
While it is likely that the road-going Q6 will receive a slightly modified powertrain when it arrives in 2018, Audi has already confirmed that it will have a range exceeding 500 km.