KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 17): BMW Group Malaysia said today it achieved in 2018, its eighth consecutive year of record sales volume comprising 14,338 units of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad vehicles, a 13% growth from the 12,681 units sold in 2017. The group said BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad's 2018 sales volume rose across the board.
BMW Group Malaysia said in a a statement today that the BMW brand saw 12,008 new owners in Malaysia in 2018, charting a growth of over 13% compared with 2017's 10,618 units.
"MINI also recorded a double-digit growth of over 18%, having delivered 1,200 vehicles last year, as compared to the previous year (1,011). Meanwhile, BMW Motorrad saw 1,130 new owners in 2018, which recorded a growth of over 7% compared to 2017 (1,052)," BMW Group Malaysia said.
BMW Group Malaysia managing director Harald Hoelzl said in the statement: “In 2018, BMW Group Malaysia achieved numerous milestones which contributed to the success we celebrate today. Over the course of the year, we introduced 12 new models across the BMW and MINI brands — of which four were electrified vehicles. We also unveiled two new concept vehicles for the first time ever, not only in Malaysia, but in South East Asia.”
Hoelzl said the group also grew its infrastructure for electromobility in the country by introducing new BMW i charging facilities in four different states to facilitate its vision for future mobility in Malaysia.
“E-mobility is a vision for the BMW Group in Malaysia and we demonstrated our commitment to this vision with our product offering across the BMW and MINI portfolio here. In 2018, we opened the doors to the new Sime Darby Auto Engineering engine assembly facility in Kulim, Kedah which helps us assemble the engines for the MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid, which we also began exporting to Thailand last year.
“2019 will be another exciting year for the BMW Group in Malaysia, with a strong portfolio of products to be introduced here, mirroring the biggest model offensive for the company worldwide. On behalf of BMW Group Malaysia, I would like to take this opportunity to thank and show our appreciation to our customers, employees and dealer network for our achievement in 2018,” Hoelzl said.