Audi Brussels has produced its 8 millionth car and that should be celebrated. That is why the CEO of the brand, Markus Düssman, went to frost with a happy message in his pocket: from 2026, the Belgian branch will be responsible for the production of the Q8 e-tron. That electric SUV will replace the current e-tron in 2026 and would reportedly be even bigger. Because indeed, when we saw the e-tron we immediately wondered whether it could not be a bit bigger…
Audi Brussels is not ready for its test piece when it comes to the production of electric cars. The brand invested about 600 million euros in the factory to prepare it for the production of the e-tron and the e-tron Sportback, two pure electric SUVs that are currently being built on Belgian soil. All together, the production of those models would turn out to be CO2-neutral.
The production start of the Q8 e-tron is not inconvenient, because 2026 is also the year in which all new Audi models must become electric. For the time being, however, none of those future models had yet been assigned to the branch in Forest, and it was already known that the current e-tron would die in that year. The fact that Audi Brussels will be responsible for the Q8 e-tron immediately ensures the factory of its continued existence under the Audi flag.