Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG accountable for Sales and Brand BMW, stated, “Our strong sales performance in June means we’ve now achieved 35 consecutive quarters of growth and are confident this trend will continue. With production of the BMW X3 in China and South Africa ramping up, we will be able to fulfil the strong customer demand for our celebrated X models and the second half year should be increasingly positive. I’m also delighted with the ongoing popularity of our electrified vehicles, which achieved their best-ever month in June, keeping us well on track to achieve over 140,000 electrified sales by the end of the year.”
June deliveries of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric automobiles totalled 13,806 automobiles worldwide, an boost of 47.six per cent on the exact same month final year and the highest month-to-month total ever for BMW Group electrified. Year-to-date sales of electrified BMW and MINI automobiles totalled 60,660 (+42.five per cent), confirming the BMW Group’s position as a top international provider of premium electrified mobility.
Nota added, “We can see how well customers respond in markets where electromobility is supported by a range of measures. For example, three quarters of the vehicles we sell in Norway are electrified, while one in three BMW 5 Series delivered in California is now a plug-in hybrid.” With the introduction of the locally-constructed BMW five Series plug-in hybrid (fuel consumption combined: two.three-two.1l per 100km electrical energy consumption combined: 14.1-13.1kWh per 100km, CO2 emissions combined: 52-47g per km) in China, electrified sales in the BMW Group’s biggest general industry have improved 5-fold in the very first six months year-on-year, with a total of six,295 units sold so far in 2018. First-half-year electrified sales improved substantially in numerous other main markets, which includes the US (12,015/+51.three per cent) and the UK (eight,823/+41.four per cent).
The BMW brand sold a lot more than 200,000 automobiles for the very first time ever in June, developing sales four per cent in the month to total 200,610. Sales in the year-to-date are up two per cent with 1,059,296 automobiles delivered to consumers worldwide in the very first half of the year. All main sales regions contributed to this development. A variety of models contributed to the sales boost in the year-to-date, which includes the BMW 1 Series (98,396/+7.two per cent), the BMW X1 (152,866/+11.eight per cent) and the BMW five Series (191,185/+14.9 per cent). Thanks to its enhanced availability in June, the BMW X3 accomplished a 24.six per cent boost in month-to-month sales, with a total of 17,584 units delivered.
First half-year sales at MINI accomplished the exact same higher level as final year, with a total of 181,430 (+.1 per cent) automobiles delivered to consumers worldwide. MINI deliveries in June have been down three.eight per cent (37,955).
Sales of Rolls-Royce motor automobiles in the very first half of 2018 have been up 13.1 per cent (1,781) year-on-year. Demand for all Rolls-Royce models remains robust in most regions, which includes optimistic momentum in China.
Information Source: Muscat Daily