Published July 5, 2012
Sales of light trucks built at BMW’s South Carolina plant helped increase the automaker’s U.S. sales by 3.2% in June.
The June sales report showed that U.S. sales of BMW’s light trucks — the X3, X5 and X6 — rose 21.5% to a total of 7,489 units compared with 6,163 units for June 2011.
Overall, BMW brand sales in the United States increased 0.4% in June for a total of 21,725 units compared with 21,637 vehicles sold in June 2011.
BMW said June sales of X5s totaled 4,015 units, up 27.2% over 3,157 units sold for the same month in 2011. (Photo/BMW Group)
The X5 led all sales for light trucks, which BMW calls sports activity vehicles. The automaker said June sales of X5s totaled 4,015 units, up 27.2% over 3,157 units sold for the same month in 2011.
June sales of the X3 rose 18.3% to 2,825 units compared with 2,388 for the same month in 2011, while sales of the X6 increased 5% to 649 units.
June’s best performing vehicles included the 5 Series passenger cars, up 23.1% to 5,374 units; and the 6 Series cars, up 105.8% to 642 units.
For the first six months of the year, light truck sales in the United States sales reached 37,234 units, an increase of 18.7% over the 31,367 units sold during a comparable period in 2011.
Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 11.3% on sales of 126,504 units compared with 113,705 vehicles sold in the first six months of 2011.