Audi has decided to temporarily halt production of the A1 supermini at its factory in Brussels, following this morning’s terrorist attacks.

Audi has decided to temporarily halt production of the A1 supermini at its factory in Brussels, following this morning’s terrorist attacks.

Three explosions at the local airport and subway caused 31 deaths and 198 injuries, prompting Audi to cancel the late shift in order to avoid other potential tragedies caused by the terrorists. Audi has informed all of its 1,100 employees that were supposed to come at the factory for the late shift to stay at home.

These employees were supposed to assemble approximately 250 units of the A1 supermini, but Audi mentions it is able to catch up in the future. A decision concerning tomorrow morning’s shift is pending, depending on what happens in the coming hours and also on what the police authorities advise.

Around 2,500 people work at the factory in Brussels where Audi has already increased security. This is the assembly facility where Audi is expected to put together a production version of the e-tron quattro concept. cc As a consequence of this switch, the Spain-built Q3 will be relocated to Hungary at the Győr plant.

Source: Audi via autonews.com

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Audi stops production at Brussels factory after terrorist attack