"Despite difficult market conditions, our sales performance in the first half of the year has continued to outperform the market," said Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group UK.
For June 2011, the BMW Group in the UK, which covers BMW and MINI, has reported 85,226 cars sold between January and June 2011. A 15.8 per cent increase on 73,571 sold for same period in 2010. The overall share of the total UK market increased to 8.3 per cent.
"Despite difficult market conditions, our sales performance in the first half of the year has continued to outperform the market," said Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group UK. "This growth has been driven by demand from our corporate customers especially for our tax and fuel efficient models in the BMW 3 and 5 Series ranges. The X1 and X3 have enjoyed a strong level of customer demand while MINI Convertible and MINI Countryman models have also proved popular.
"However, it is becoming clear that the outlook for the remainder of the year is looking very challenging, particularly in the retail sector of the market where consumer demand is becoming more difficult to predict."
60,606 BMW vehicles have sold since the beginning of 2011, which is an increase of 18 per cent when compared to 2010, equating to a 5.8 per cent share of total UK car market for the six months.
For the same period, MINI reports sales of 34,620, compared to the same period for last year's 22,266 vehicles. which equates to 2.2 per cent share of the UK market.
BMW Group UK Sales - January To June 2011
|Total BMW Group||85,226||73,571||15.8|