The Audi Q5 has quickly become one of the four-ringed brand’s most successful models. Being that the mid-size luxury SUV segment is currently one of the most popular automotive segments, it only made sense for Audi to jump into the mix, along with BMW and Mercedes-Benz. However, Audi’s first ever attempt at such a model has been a massive success, as the one-millionth Audi Q5 has just rolled off the assembly line at the brand’s main plant in Ingolstadt.
“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,” said Albert Mayer, Plant Director at the Audi site in Ingolstadt.
In just eight short years, the Audi Q5 has been a monumental success. Launching in 2008, the Q5 almost immediately became on of the brand’s best-selling models. In fact, if you consider the Q5s built in both China and India, which are only sold in their local markets, Audi has built over 1.6 million Q5 vehicles.
The company handed over a total of 266,968 Audi Q5 cars to its customers worldwide last year, which is about eight percent more than in 2014 (247,446). The success of the Q5 is steadily continuing, with a further increase in unit sales of 4.7 percent in the first half of this year. The Audi Q5 continues to be the bestselling premium SUV in its segment with Audi employees in Ingolstadt building more than 650 automobiles of this model every day.
The lucky recipient of the one-millionth Ingolstadt-built Audi Q5 is a family in Germany who has just taken delivery of their brand-new Sepang Blue Audi SQ5. It’s fitting that the one-millionth vehicle is the model-line’s most powerful version in its best color.
Soon, the current-generation Q5 will be retired and a new model will replace it. Audi is already working on the second-generation Q5 which should launch some time next year.