BMW records a decline in sales in the UKDecember 12, 2017
Concern BMW Group has published data on sales following the results of the penultimate month of this year – November. In general, the situation for the Germans is developing in a positive way, but some indicators, probably, should still cause alarm among some regional leaders.
As a result of November, the concern BMW Group sold worldwide 220,649 cars, which is 5.2% higher than the indexes for the same period last year. The brand BMW sold 186,346 cars, which is 4.8% higher than last year, MINI sold 33,993 cars, up 7.6% from the previous year. Impressive growth in sales of electric cars: in November, BMW sold 11,710 vehicles of this type, sales grew by 63.5%. The level of motorcycle sales increased by 28.6% – to 12,053 copies.
Most of all cars in November, BMW and MINI sold in Europe – 96 288 units, sales grew by 1.2%. However, in the home market in Germany, sales decreased by 1.2%: 25,751 cars were sold there, even worse for the Bavarians in the UK, where 17,918 “cars” were sold, resulting in a 9.3% decrease in sales.
In Asia, China and Japan, BMW and MINI increased sales by 12.7%, 12% and 3.4% respectively, realizing 78 324, 55 293 and 6 836 cars.
In North America, BMW and MINI cars were sold in the amount of 40 898 units, sales growth compared with November last year was 4.7%. In Latin America, 4 579 cars (+ 8%) were sold.
Member of the Board of Directors of BMW AG, Ian Robertson noted that the sales driver in November was the 5 Series sedan, whose sales increased by 19.7% in November to 33 403 cars, and in the UK, 22% of the models sold with a hybrid powerplant. As for the sedan 3 Series, this figure is even higher – every third car received a battery pack and an electric motor.
Stable results are shown also by crossovers of BMW X1 and X5, selling in November in the amount of 26,776 and 17,631 copies, sales growth was 18.5% and 16.4% respectively.