BMW Sees June Sales Boost
The car firm has released its June figures which show that their sales increased in June, giving the firm a positive result for the first half of 2015.
BMW Group sales continue to grow with 208,813 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles delivered to customers in June, an increase of 8.0% compared with the same month last year and a new record for the month. The company achieved its best-ever first half-year sales, up 7.8% to total 1,099,748.
The BMW brand achieved a sales increase of 5.0% in June with a total of 172,437 vehicles delivered to customers. Year-to-date sales rose 5.1% to 932,041.
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW stated that the sales figures offered the firm a positive result, with more still to come.
‘We are pleased with the growth achieved in the first half of 2015. Despite headwinds in some markets, we are seeing overall growth all around the world in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The innovative new cars we have premiered recently are coming fully onto the market and I am confident they – and the further new models we plan to bring out – will ensure this sustainable rate of growth continues into the second half of the year.’
The increase in sales may be partly owing to the firm’s rebranding, with sales of the refreshed BMW 1 Series rose 2.8% in June with a total of 17,271 units delivered to customers around the world. The new BMW 2 Series continues to grow its sales with 14,514 units sold last month. The 4 Series, which went on sale in 2014, has seen an increase in sales of 42.1% compared to the same month last year – a total of 16,693 were delivered to customers in June. As the global trend for SUVs continues, the BMW X family remains a significant growth driver for the brand. A total of 4,910 customers took delivery of a BMW X4 in June while sales of the BMW X5 were up 33.8% to total 17,520 and deliveries of the BMW X6 climbed 49.9% to 5,009.