The BMW Group has seen a global increase in sales for January of 16.6%. The German carmaker sold 82,120 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce units in January 2010 compared with 70,419 during the same month last year.
“Thanks to the large number of new, highly-attractive models, such as the new BMW 5 series and the Mini Countryman, we are aiming for growth in the single-digit percentage range for 2010, and intend to sell more than 1.3 million vehicles,” Ian Robertson, BMW board member for sales and marketing, said in a statement.
“From the second quarter on, the new (5-series) model – together with the new, recently launched BMW X1 and BMW 5 series Gran Turismo models – will give sales a further boost,” Robertson went on to say.
In January, sales for BMW models rose 15.9 percent to 69,852. BMW got a big boost from the BMW 7 series. Sales of the flagship sedan nearly doubled to 4,742 from 2,498 during the same month in 2009.
Although its sales were up 5 percent to 8,800 units in January, BMW expects a decline in sales of the 5 series ahead of its replacement starting in late March.
Mini sales increased 20.4 percent to 12,181 last month while demand for the new Ghost more than doubled Rolls-Royce’s January sales to 87 cars from 37 during the same month last year.
Source: Automotive News
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