The one-millionth Audi Q5 drove off the production line at the company's main plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. The jubilee car, an SQ5 in Sepang Blue, will be delivered to a family in Germany. The Q5 was the second model in the 'Q' range to enter the markets worldwide after its elder sibling - the Q7. The Q5 has been in production since 2008 and is sold in more than 100 countries. Interestingly, considering the fact that Audi produces this top-seller in China and India for the respective local markets too, worldwide deliveries sum up to nearly 1.6 million vehicles.
Albert Mayer, Plant Director, Audi 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 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 SUV is especially popular in China, the United States and Germany. The popularity of the car will rise further once the new generation of the car hits the scene.
The new-gen Q5 will be revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show post which we'll see it in the Indian market too but that will happen only next year. Audi will certainly not hesitate to bring the new-gen to India as the competition has now reached new heights after Mercedes-Benz launched the GLC in India. We'll be sure to keep you posted about the car's launch here.