German automaker Audi recently built the 500,000th A1 at their factory located in Brussels, Belgium. The 500,000th A1 that rolled off the production line is finished in Misano Red, sports the S line trim and is equipped with the 1.4-liter TFSI engine. The car will then be shipped to Germany and is bound for a customer there.
Present during the special event was King Philippe of Belgium who was also given a guided tour around the Brussels factory.
“The King’s visit on the jubilee of the Audi A1 is a special honor for the Brussels team. Our employees here produce the A1 family with experience, skill and passion, and at the same time demonstrate the international competitiveness of the plant in Belgium,” said Audi Board of Management Member for Human Resources Thomas Sigi.
Patrick Danau, General Director at Audi Brussels added that King Philippe's visit was a delight for the plant. It also showed that focus was given to the workforce along with the new technical developments that the plant were using.
“Audi has been producing its A1 family at the state-of-the-art plant in Brussels for nearly four years now. Together with our team, we make a significant contribution to the Group’s growth and competitiveness,” said Danau.
Currently, the top 3 markets of the A1 are Germany, UK and France and most cars are sold as LHD. It is available as a 3-door or 5-door hatchback but most customers prefer the 3-door model.