Audi’s Q5 has been quite the success story since its 2008 introduction with the one millionth unit rolling off their main plant’s assembly line at Ingolstadt. So far, Audi has delivered over 1.6 million Q5s in total worldwide, with production spread between other factories in Russia, China, India and Malaysia.
The special 1 millionth Q5 to be produced in Ingolstadt happens to be an SQ5, powered by a 3.0-litre V6 engine producing 260kW and 470Nm delivered to all four wheels, and finished in Sepang Blue. It will go on to belong to a German family.
Albert Mayer, Plant Director at Audi’s Ingolstadt facility, 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.” Currently, the Audi HQ factory produces 650 vehicles each day.
Audi says that the Q5 is the most successful premium SUV in its segment and that in 2015 alone, over 266,000 units were delivered to customers worldwide. The Q5 is the second model in Audi’s Q range of SUVs following the Q7 and a precursor for the more compact Q3 and Q2.