BMW Group Canada sales up 25.7%.
WHITBY, ON, June 1 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada reported today a best ever
sales month of 3,133 BMW and MINI vehicles in May. May sales increased 25.7%
compared to May 2006 sales. BMW Group also achieved a year-to-date sales
record of 10,979 units, up 18.3% compared to the same period last year.
"May was a significant sales month for BMW, MINI and Motorrad," said
Christian Feilmeier, Vice President, Finance & Administration, BMW Group
Canada. "All three brands set new monthly and year-to-date sales records and
BMW Group Canada passed the 3,000 unit sales threshold for the first time."
BMW Brand: BMW brand sales up 28.3% to achieve monthly sales record.
The BMW brand sold a record 2,721 units in May 2007, an increase of 28.3%
over May 2006 and the best ever sales month for BMW. The new 3 Series
Cabriolet with BMW's first retractable hard top roof led the way with the
largest sales increase in May. Sales of the 3 Series Cabriolet were up 287.1%,
translating to 391 units.
The BMW brand achieved record year-to-date sales of 9,496 units, an
increase of 19.5% over last year.
BMW Motorrad Canada also experienced an all-time best sales month in May
with 326 motorcycles sold, up 75.2% from last year. Year-to-date, BMW Motorrad
has retailed 782 units, up 37.4% from the same period last year.
BMW Pre-Owned sales for May were 831 units, 617 of those were Certified
units, an increase of 12.1% and 37.7% respectively, compared to May 2006.
Year-to-date, 3,627 Pre-Owned units, 2,793 of those Certified, were sold which
is an increase of 16.3% or 26.7% respectively compared to the same period last
MINI Brand: Record May Sales for MINI.
MINI achieved its all time best sales month with 412 units sold in May
2007, an increase of 10.8% over May 2006. 1,483 MINIs have been sold in Canada
year-to-date, up 11.1% compared to last year.
MINI Pre-Owned sales in May totaled 64 units, with 38 of them MINI NEXT
certified pre-owned vehicles. This was a best ever May for MINI Pre-Owned and
an increase of 25.5% and 31.0% respectively over May 2006. Year-to-date, 245
MINI Pre-Owned units have been sold, 154 of which were MINI NEXT, a 10.9% and
22.2% respective increase over the same period last year.
BMW Group Canada, based in Whitby, Ontario, is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of BMW AG and is responsible for the distribution of BMW luxury performance
automobiles, Sports Activity Vehicles, Motorcycles, and MINI. BMW Group
Financial Services Canada is a division of BMW Group Canada and offers retail
financing and leasing programs on new and pre-owned BMW and MINI automobiles,
as well as retail financing for new and pre-owned BMW Motorcycles. A total
network of 39 BMW automobile retail centres, 18 BMW motorcycle retailers, and
22 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.
For further information:
For further information: Stacy Morris, Corporate Communications
Specialist, BMW Group Canada, (905) 428-5076, firstname.lastname@example.org