On The Road- One millionth Audi Q5 drives off production line at Ingolstadt plant
This Thursday, the one millionth Audi Q5 drove off the production line at Audi’s main plant in Ingolstadt. The jubilee car, an SQ5 in Sepang Blue, will be delivered to a family in Germany.
The international success of the Audi Q5 began in 2008, when Audi launched this model in the mid-range SUV segment – the second Q-model from the company after the Audi Q7.
Since then, the Audi Q5 has become a favourite with customers and can be seen on the roads of more than 100 countries. Because Audi also produces this top-seller in China and India for local markets, worldwide deliveries sum up to nearly 1.6 million vehicles.
In Ireland, the Audi Q5’s reputation as a technologically innovative and efficient mid-range SUV makes it one of the most popular cars in its class. The 2.0 TDI 190 quattro SE model is the highest selling Q5 this year with the OTR price for the range starting at €43,580, or €399 per month with PCP.
“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.
Peter Mosch, Chairman of the Group Works Council of AUDI AG, said: “On behalf of the Works Council, I would like to thank all the colleagues who put our Audi Q5 on the roads. Their skills make this SUV into an absolute bestseller.”
The Audi Q5 continues to be the bestselling premium SUV in its segment. Audi employees in Ingolstadt build more than 650 of them every day.
The company delivered a total of 266,968 Audi Q5s to its customers worldwide last year, which is about 8% more than in 2014 (247,446). The success of the Audi Q5 is steadily continuing, with a further increase in unit sales of 4.7% in the first half of this year.