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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

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 % Change Jan – Apr 2016 % Change
BMW Group Automobiles 1,79,285 1.90% 7,36,931 4.90%
BMW 1,50,542 1.10% 6,29,325 4.80%
MINI 28,441 6.30% 1,06,753 5.60%
BMW Motorrad 16,793 1.40% 50,581 5.50%

Audi

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 AG In April  Cumulative
  2016 2015 % Change 2016 2015 % Change  
World 1,64,350 1,52,838 7.50% 6,20,100 5,91,009 4.90%  
Europe 78,250 71,770 9.00% 3,00,600 2,78,942 7.80%  
– Germany 28,844 25,663 12.40% 1,10,107 98,871 11.40%  
– UK 13,650 13,126 4.00% 61,385 58,907 4.20%  
– France 5,823 5,712 1.90% 21,268 20,321 4.70%  
– Italy 6,008 5,225 15.00% 20,792 17,821 16.70%  
– Spain 4,827 4,103 17.60% 18,839 16,425 14.70%  
USA 17,801 16,827 5.80% 59,761 56,925 5.00%  
Mexico 1,243 957 29.90% 4,751 4,152 14.40%  
Brazil 1,054 1,856 -43.20% 5,013 5,870 -14.60%  
China  49,576 45,296 9.40% 1,89,116 1,78,611 5.90%  
(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 % Change Jan – Apr 2016 % Change
Mercedes-Benz 1,64,063 10.8 6,47,550 12.1
smart 12,088 10.4 47,541 19.8
Mercedes-Benz Cars 1,76,151 10.8 6,95,091 12.6
         
Mercedes-Benz unit sales in the region/market        
Europe 73,070 14.2 2,83,656 12.9
– thereof Germany 25,777 11 90,623 8.7
Asia-Pacific 52,782 17.2 2,25,028 22.6
– thereof Japan 3,561 12 21,162 -3.6
– thereof China 35,625 31.6 1,42,266 35.2
NAFTA 34,058 1.2 1,21,951 -0.3
– thereof USA 29,236 0.2 1,05,005 -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 % Change Jan-April 2016 %Change
JLR 41,341          11 2,00,154         24
Jaguar 7,993          49 37,847         53
Land Rover 33,348         4 1,62,307         19

Volvo

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.

  April January – April
  2015 2016 Change 2015 2016 Change  
China 6732 6280 -6,7% 24043 25916 7,8%  
USA 4636 6169 33,1% 18359 22530 22,7%  
Sweden 6017 6635 10,3% 20110 22682 12,8%  
Western Europe 14937 16900 13,1% 58459 66205 13,3%  
Other markets 5802 6450 11,2% 24874 25692 3,3%  
TOTAL 38124 42434 11,3% 145845 163025 11,8%  

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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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