The BMW Group in the UK (BMW and MINI combined) has reported positive sales in the first nine months of 2010 of 114,869 vehicles, an increase of 10.4 per cent from the 104,019 vehicles sold in the same period in 2009.
"This concludes a very encouraging nine months for BMW Group in the UK this year," said Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group UK. "We have seen both BMW and MINI brands outperforming the market year to date on the back of strong new product launches this year with the successful market introduction of our new 5 Series Saloon and Touring models, the X1 and the MINI Countryman.
"BMW is the leading premium brand in the UK and we have further new models coming on stream including the X3 in November. Our forward order position is looking very strong throughout quarter four and we will be fulfilling market demand prior to the UK VAT change in January."
BMW Brand Sales
From January to September 2010, sales of BMW brand vehicles increased by 10.5 per cent with a total of 82,049 vehicles representing just over five per cent of the UK market and mainly driven by the BMW X1 with sales of 4,396 vehicles and more than 10,000 BMW 5 Series Saloon, Touring and GT models.
MINI Brand Sales
Year to date MINI is the eighth best-selling car in the UK and sales volume increased by 10.1 per cent compared to the 29,790 vehicle sales reported in the same period a year ago.
BMW Group UK sales: January to September 2010
|Year to date 2010||Year to date 2009||% change|
|Total BMW Group||114,869||104,019||10.43%|