... in Germany. The model is also produced in China and India.

Audi is celebrating the production of the one-millionth Q5 SUV in its main plant in Ingolstadt. The jubilee example is an SQ5 version, painted in Sepang Blue and ordered by a family in Germany.

The Q5 was launched back in 2008 and was only the second Q model from the brand at that time after the Q7. Now, after about eight years on the market, the German company has assembled more than 1.6 million units from the model, including the numbers produced in China and India for the respective local markets.

Sold in more than 100 countries, the Q5 is still a strong seller, despite its age. Last year Audi managed to deliver a total of 266,968 Q5s to its customers worldwide - about eight percent more than in 2014 (247,446).

In this ever competitive auto business it’s a little bit surprising to see a model on the market for eight years, but soon the Q5 will be replaced by a brand new generation. The Germans are already testing prototypes of it and spy photos have revealed it will be roughly the same size as the current model and will adopt a Q7-inspired design.

We are probably only months away from the debut of the next Q5, as the Paris Motor Show in early October seems like a very possible event for the big global premiere.

Source: Audi

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