The German BMW Group sales achieved their best ever June, with sales in the month totalling 232,620, a 2.1% increase year-on-year, with significant rises in sales of plug-in and electric cars.
Dr Ian Robertson of the BMW AG commented:
“June rounds off our best ever first half-year and the BMW Group remains the world’s leading premium car company.
We’ve already sold more than a million BMW vehicles this year, which is a new first-half-year record. June also saw our successful electrification strategy expand still further to include the MINI brand, meaning customers can now choose from nine electrified BMW Group vehicles. With sales of these models up by eighty per cent compared with the first half of last year, we’re looking forward to celebrating delivery of the 200,000th electrified BMW Group vehicle later this year,” he continued.
The BMW brand achieved its best-ever first half-year, topping the million mark for the first time ever by this point in the year. Global BMW sales totalled 1,038,030 units, an increase of 5.2% on the same period last year. Sales of BMW brand vehicles in June were up 2.0% compared with the same month last year.
June saw the arrival of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 in the dealerships, the ninth electrified vehicle from the BMW Group. The popularity of the BMWs plug-in and electric cars continues to grow at a rapid rate: in the first six months of the year, a total of 42,573 BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were delivered to customers, an increase of 79.8% on the same period last year.
First-half-year production of electrified vehicles totalled 51,725 with the BMW Group well on track to achieve its target of selling 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017.