Audi has begun production at their new plant in Curitiba, Brazil. It will build the new A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI Flex.

Audi has begun production at their new plant in Curitiba, Brazil.

While it's not unusual for companies to have a number of overseas facilities, the Curitiba factory is unique as it will become the first factory to produce the A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI Flex.  It features a 1.4-liter TFSI engine that can run on petrol, ethanol or a combination of both fuels.  This is important in Brazil as the country is the world’s largest market for flex-fuel engines and more than 90% of cars sold there have flex-fuel technology.

In a statement, Audi do Brasil CEO Jörg Hofmann said "With local production of the Audi A3 Sedan and – a few months later – the Audi Q3, we will be ideally positioned to fulfill the wishes of our Brazilian customers."