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BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo and JLR – April 2016 sales report

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Luxury automakers BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Jaguar and Volvo have revealed sales reports for the month of April 2016.


BMW Group has announced total sales of 179,285 units during the month of April 2016, an increase of 1.9% over sales in April 2015. Total year to date sales were up 4.9% with 739,931 units sold while the company is confident of positive sales through to the end of this year.

While all models in the company line up saw increased sales, the company’s BMW X models were more in demand. Sales of BMW X1 increased 60.6% with 63,243 units sold while BMW X3 sales increased 18.4% to 49,325 units. BMW 7 Series, BMW i3 and BMW X5 xDrive sales also saw significant increase in sales. MINI Convertible and MINI Clubman sales during the first four months of 2016 stood at 5,849 units and 16,409 units respectively.

 Apr-16% ChangeJan – Apr 2016% Change
BMW Group Automobiles1,79,2851.90%7,36,9314.90%
BMW Motorrad16,7931.40%50,5815.50%


Virat Kohli with Audi R8 V10 Plus

Virat Kohli with Audi R8 V10 Plus

Audi sales were up 7.5% during April 2016 with 164,350 units sold. Significant growth was noted in China where sales were up 9.4% and in Germany where sales increased 12.4% during the past month. Year to date sales stood at 600,000 units marking the first time in company history that such a target was achieved. Two Audi models that did particularly well over April 2016 were the new Audi Q7 and the A4 both of which saw demand rise by 76.5% to 8,400 units and 34.7% to 32,100 units respectively. Sales across Asia Pacific region and Europe also noted a significant increase in April.

Sale for AUD AGIn April Cumulative
 20162015% Change20162015% Change 
– Germany28,84425,66312.40%1,10,10798,87111.40% 
– UK13,65013,1264.00%61,38558,9074.20% 
– France5,8235,7121.90%21,26820,3214.70% 
– Italy6,0085,22515.00%20,79217,82116.70% 
– Spain4,8274,10317.60%18,83916,42514.70% 
China 49,57645,2969.40%1,89,1161,78,6115.90% 
(incl. Hong Kong) 

Mercedes Benz

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2017 Mercedes CLA 45 AMG facelift

Marking the company’s 38th record month in succession, Mercedes Benz sales during April 2016 increased 10.8% with 164,063 units delivered to customers. Overwhelming performance was noted in USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, Australia and Taiwan in April 2016. The year to date period saw 650,000 units sold while the company looks ahead with fervor as besides the E Class Saloon and GLS, new attractions include SL, SLC and S-Class Cabriolet.

Mercedes Benz sales across Europe increased 14.2%. Sales in the Asia Pacific region were up 17.2% with over 50,000 units sold of which most sales were noted in China with 35,625 units sold during April. Growth was more noteworthy in China, Great Britain, Japan and South Korea during April 2016 with C Class Saloon, E Class Saloon and Estate being most favored models. The E Class Saloon was presented in a long wheelbase version at the Auto China Show. It measures 140mm longer than the standard version and is specially developed for Chinese markets.

 Apr-16% ChangeJan – Apr 2016% Change
Mercedes-Benz Cars1,76,15110.86,95,09112.6
Mercedes-Benz unit sales in the region/market    
– thereof Germany25,7771190,6238.7
– thereof Japan3,5611221,162-3.6
– thereof China35,62531.61,42,26635.2
– thereof USA29,2360.21,05,005-2.2

Jaguar Land Rover

Katrina with Jaguar XE at Auto Expo

Jaguar Land Rover reported 11% increase in sales during April 2016 with 41,341 units sold. Year to date sales over the first four months of this year were up 24% with 200,154 units sold. Land Rover sold 33,348 units in April while 9,422 units of Discover Sport and 8,293 units of Range Rover Evoque were sold during the month. Year to date sales were up 19% with 162,307 units sold during the period. The fastest selling family sports car was Jaguar F-PACE with 1,500 units sold.

 Apr-16% ChangeJan-April 2016%Change
JLR41,341         112,00,154        24
Jaguar7,993         4937,847        53
Land Rover33,348        41,62,307        19


Volvo XC90 Excellence T8 petrol hybrid India launch

With global sales of 42,434 units Volvo Cars posted 11.3% increase in sales during April 2016. The new Volvo XC90 was the company’s bestselling model while Volvo XC60 also significantly contributed to sales. While outstanding sales were reported in Europe and the US, China was a leading market for Volvo Cars in April 2016 with 6,280 units sold while locally produced Volvo XC60 and S60L were in highest demand.

 AprilJanuary – April
Western Europe149371690013,1%584596620513,3% 
Other markets5802645011,2%24874256923,3% 

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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