Sales of BMW Group vehicles totalled 173,195 units in July, a new high for the month and an increase of 5.6% compared with the same period last year. A new record was also achieved for the first seven months of the year with a total of 1,272,953 vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 7.5%, the company said.
The company noted that record sales were achieved despite adverse developments in some markets.
“Despite the volatility we are seeing on some markets, the BMW Group continues to show steady sales growth around the world,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. “With our outstanding brands, we are seeing strong momentum in Europe and buoyant markets in the NAFTA region and much of Asia, so I remain confident that the positive sales development we have achieved so far this year will continue through the rest of 2015,” he said.
Group sales in China were up slightly on last year in the first seven months, up 1.3% to 265,215 units. In the USA, sales in the first seven months rose 8.1% with a total of 231,044 vehicles sold.
Sales in Europe increased 9.7% compared with the first seven months of last year, with 563,670 BMW and MINI vehicles delivered to customers. The region’s biggest growth driver continues to be the UK, where sales grew 15.3% in the year-to-date (124,935).