Audi's Q5 has been one of the company's best success stories since its launch in 2008 and now, Audi's facility in Ingolstadt, Germany, has seen the millionth Audi Q5 roll of its production lines.
The millionth Q5 SUV, is an SQ5 variant painted in Sepang blue, which will be making its way to a family in Germany.
The Q5 was unveiled at the 2008 Beijing Motor show, as the second Q-model from Audi after the Q7. Since its launch in 2008, the Q5 has sold over 1.6 million units, in 100 countries around the world. The demand for the SUV is still growing, with Audi selling 266,968 Audi Q5s worldwide last year, which is almost eight percent more than the 2,47,446 Q5s sold in 2014.
In addition to Audi's Ingolstadt facility, which produces 50 Q5s every day, the Q5 SUV is also produced in Changchun, China, and Aurangabad, India, for the respective local markets.
Albert Mayer, Plant Director at the Audi site in Ingolstadt said, "The Audi Q5 is a genuine guarantee of success for us. For that reason, I am very proud that we have created a worldwide crowd puller with this SUV model from the main plant in Ingolstadt. One million Audi Q5 cars - that is due to the outstanding performance of our production team. We achieved it with great effort and commitment."
The millionth Aud Q5 could be one of the last Q5's to be produced at the Ingolstadt production plant as production of the second generation Q5 is set to begin at Audi's Mexico plant in late September. The plant in San José Chiapa, Mexico will be the global production hub for the second-gen Q5.