The one millionth unit of the Audi Q5 has just driven off the production line at Audi’s main plant in Ingolstadt. The jubilee car, an SQ5 in Sepang Blue, is set to be delivered to a family in Germany. The Q5 has been around since 2008 and since then, it’s become one of Audi’s best-selling Q models.
The Q5 is the second ever Q model from Audi after the Q7. The former has been sold in more than 100 countries. Because Audi produces the Q5 also in China and India for the respective local markets, worldwide deliveries are up to nearly 1.6 million vehicles.
Last year, Audi handed over a total of 266,968 units of the Q5 worldwide, which is about eight per cent more than in 2014 (247,446 units). It’s currently manufactured in Changchun, China, and Aurangabad, India, for the respective local markets. The SUV is especially popular in China, the US and Germany.
Audi, as we know, is currently working on the next-gen Q5 which will get all the latest tech from the brand like virtual cockpit, next-gen MMI infotainment system and adaptive cruise control. When launched, this all-new generation of the Q5 will compete against the likes of Mercedes GLC and BMW X3.