Successful model: one million Audi Q5 from Ingolstadt
The Audi Q5 continues to be the Best selling premium SUV in its egment worldwide with nealry 1.6 million deliveries.
On 4th of August 2016, 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 segment of mid-range SUVs – the second Q-model from the brand with the Four Rings after the Audi Q7. Since then, the Audi Q5 has developed into a favorite with the customers and is to be seen on the roads of more than 100 countries. Because Audi produces this top-seller also in China and India only for the respective local markets, worldwide deliveries sum up to nearly 1.6 million vehicles.
“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,” stated Albert Mayer, Plant Director at the Audi site in Ingolstadt.
Peter Mosch, Chairman of the Group Works Council of AUDI AG: “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 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 Audi 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. Audi employees in Ingolstadt build more than 650 automobiles of this model every day. In addition, the Audi Group produces this top-seller also in Changchun, China, and Aurangabad, India, for the respective local markets. Altogether, nearly 1.6 million of the Audi Q5 have been sold worldwide since the start of production in 2008. The SUV is especially popular in China, the United States and Germany. Audi Ingolstadt is the lead plant and mentor for the new Audi plant in Mexico. The next Audi Q5 will drive off the production line in San José Chiapa for the world market.
„In Vietnam, the Audi Q5 has consistently been our best seller since its launch in 2010 and Q5 sales in 2016 continued to grow over 20%“ highlights Laurent Genet, Audi Vietnam Official Importer General Director.
„Vietnam customers really appreciate the latest Audi Q5 increased power to 230 horsepower and yet low fuel consumption at only 7.5 liters per 100 kilometres“ concludes Tran Tan Trung, Audi Vietnam Official Dealer General Director.