Although the automotive trade is going through some actually robust headwinds, worldwide gross sales of the BMW Group went up final month. General, the Group managed to ship 1.three p.c extra automobiles to its clients than in the identical month of 2018. As for BMW model fashions, they went up much more, by 1.6 p.c, including as much as 157,062 items over July alone. The most important shock got here from the BMW i3, that recorded a double-digit gross sales improve.
It seems to be just like the success story of the i3 is nowhere close to over. Even after 5 years, the electrical mannequin continues to be in excessive demand, gross sales rising at an accelerated tempo apparently. The BMW i3 was offered in 2,691 items final month, which is a 12.6 p.c improve. Different electrified automobiles from BMW’s portfolio didn’t achieve this nice although, demand for such fashions dropping by 5.Four p.c, gross sales including as much as simply 10,069 items.
SUV fashions are doing simply advantageous too, gross sales going up consistently, because the world goes loopy for high-riding automobiles. The BMW X2 demand went up by 43.6 p.c in July whereas the X3 went up by 56.7 p.c. General, 72,147 BMW X automobiles have been delivered to clients worldwide, accounting for 45.eight p.c of the model’s total gross sales. “Gross sales of our BMW X automobiles are up over 27% in July; the launch of the brand new BMW X6 later this yr is the ultimate step within the full renewal and enlargement of this massively profitable vary of automobiles,” mentioned Pieter Nota, member of the BMW AG Board of Administration chargeable for Buyer, Manufacturers and Gross sales.
With the brand new figures, BMW’s year-to-date gross sales add as much as 1,436,382 items, a rise of 0.9 p.c in comparison with the identical interval of 2018. Regardless of the varied headwinds at present affecting the automotive trade, in July the BMW model as soon as once more achieved elevated gross sales in its three largest markets. The model achieved its sixth straight month of development within the USA (23,015 / +4.7%) and double-digit development in each Mainland China (51,377 / +16.4%) and Germany (24,039 / +28.1%).