Volkswagen Group’s new chief Martin Winterkorn has hinted that the company’s plant in Brussels could be used to build a new subcompact for Audi dubbed the A1.

Germany’s Der Spiegel reports that Winterkorn is planning to meet Belgian Prime minister Guy Verhofstadt later this week to discuss plans to build the baby Audi in Brussels. Winterkorn was one of the key backers of the A1 when he headed Audi so it’s no surprise that the car is high on his list of priorities now that he’s boss of VW Group.

Things looked grim at the plant after VW pulled out its Golf production line and announced plans to cut down on staff numbers.

This latest news plus the possibility of another car being built in Brussels, Audi’s A3 Cabriolet, is sure to please local plant workers. However, there are still suggestions that production will be moved to Audi’s plant in Hungary also.

Pictured above is Audi's last subcompact, the A2.