BMW announced today, January 8th, that sales in China increased 73% in December reaching 30,470 vehicles.
BMW sales increased 72% to 28,184 vehicles and MINI sales were up 96% to 2,286 vehicles, according to spokeswoman Linda Croissant. Sales during the entire year increased 40% to 326,444 vehicles. November was another record month for BMW with 170,932 BMW, Rolls-Royce and MINI vehicles sold worldwide. In November, MNI sold 2,085 vehicles in Mainland China, up 66.1%, and BMW sold 31,090 vehicles, up 62.3% from 19,155 units in November 2011.
“Our attractive product portfolio continues to be in strong demand right across the globe and we have achieved another record month in sales. The success of our models proves the strength of our premium brands and that we are building the vehicles people desire,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG.
At the end of 2012 the Economic Observer News was announcing that BMW’s China president and CEO Christoph Stark will be replaced at the beginning of 2013. Christoph Stark, 59, initially announced he will retire at the end of 2013, but plans were changed due to personal reasons.