With today’s news that Audi plans to take over a Volkswagen plant in Brussels, we can now officially begin speculating that Audi will build a plant in the U.S.
Why’s that? Last week in Geneva, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler told TheCarConnection that a U.S. plant wasn’t needed now – but if Audi sales hit 1.2 million units globally, it would have to be considered. And today, as he signed up to take over the VW plant in Brussels, Belgium, Stadler confirmed he wants Audi to sell 1.5 million cars around the world by 2015.
In the meantime, the new/old Audi plant won’t become Audi’s alone until 2009, at which point it will begin building an undetermined compact car. Our bets are all on a new A2 that might eventually come to the U.S. to take MINI on—but we suck at poker and blackjack, so gather more facts first before forming your own opinion.
Audi Confirms Production Of Compact Model In Brussels Plant—Wall Street Journal
A5 Breeding a New Range of Audis—TheCarConnection.com