It seems that the BMW Group, has apparently had a smashing start to the new year. The Bavarian company has sold 142,154 cars, including cars from its subsidiaries Mini, Rolls-Royce and of course, BMW’s own models. Most of this tremendous sales come from continental Europe, where BMW’s popular SUV, the X5, saw a 41% rise in sales. Well, just so you know, the X5 isn’t called an SUV. BMW calls it an SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle).
The British-born Mini, is now owned and produced by BMW.
Mini, which is now fully-owned by BMW, saw a rise in sales by 12%. This figure is higher than what the company managed last year. BMW’s own models saw a rise in their sales by 6.3% in the month of January. This percentage equals a sale of 124,561 units, mostly in part, thanks to the new X5’s sales success.
British-born Rolls-Royce is also owned by BMW.
BMW’s board member, Ian Robertson, who is responsible for the Bavarian company’s sales and marketing said, “This is a positive start, building on the success of last year.” Sales of BMW Group’s cars seem particularly good in Europe, with sales figures rising to 8.5%. China and the United States of America saw sales figures rising to 7.9% and 6.8%, respectively.
Source – ET