All of Audi's research and development has been put on hold as the diesel-gate has forced the premium carmaker to speed up the production of its e-tron Quattro electric SUV.
The company will be pooling all its financial and engineering resources towards the development of e-tron Quattro and hydrogen fuel cell Quattro. Audi is hoping the e-tron to pull the company out from the diesel-gate crisis.
Audi is setting up its production plant in Brussels purely to produce electric sport utility vehicles. The manufacturer is will hold back the plans for its Q4, TT Off-road and TT Sportback concepts.
The e-tron SUV was first introduced at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Three electric motors will be used to propel the all-electric sport utility vehicle. The cars will have an approximate range of 500 kilometers, and the e-tron's high-capacity battery will be produced at the Brussels plant as well.