RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI brands
combined) reported monthly sales of 1,811 units in January 2013, down 1.8 per
cent compared to January 2012.
"After a very strong finish to 2012, BMW Group Canada is off to a stable start
in 2013," said Eduardo Villaverde, president and CEO, BMW Group Canada. "The
overall industry is down this month, and the premium segment experienced that
decline as well, however BMW Group Canada's results place us at the top of our
category. I'm delighted to see the continued strength of the BMW X3 and the
growth of the MINI Countryman. In the coming months, we'll see increased
production on several of our models, and this should have a positive influence
on our future results. In the meantime, we look forward to the arrival of
exciting new models such as the BMW M6 Gran Coupé. As the fourth-largest
BMW M market in the world, we are certain this stunning new model will be
right at home here in Canada."
The BMW brand reported sales of 1,601 units in January 2013, down 2.6 per cent
compared to January 2012. Several models experienced particularly strong
performances for the month. Sales of the BMW 1 Series increased nearly 124
per cent compared to January 2012, and the BMW 5 Series grew by more than 55
per cent. The BMW X3 also continues its sales momentum with an increase of
nearly 58 per cent over January 2012. These results helped the BMW brand
record its second-best ever January on record.
MINI retailed a total of 210 units in January, up 4.4 per cent compared to the
same period last year and marking the best January ever for MINI Canada. MINI
Countryman sales were particularly strong in January, up 56 per cent over last
year. The arrival of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman drove overall
John Cooper Works volume up as well, and contributed to the positive start to
BMW Motorrad Canada recorded sales of 40 motorcycles in January, a decrease of
29.8 per cent over the same period in 2012.
BMW Group in Canada
BMW Group Canada, based in Richmond Hill, 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 and protection products 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 44 BMW automobile retail
centres, 20 BMW motorcycle retailers, and 29 MINI retailers represents the BMW
Group across the country.
For more information, please contact:
Barb Pitblado, Director, Corporate Communications BMW Group Canada
Rob Dexter, Product and Technology Specialist BMW Group Canada 905-428-5447
SOURCE: BMW Canada Inc.
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