By JIM FAIR
It was a good month for Sports Activity Vehicles, the X models, produced in Greer.
Sales of the X5 increased 17.5 percent to 5,515 vehicles, while the all-new X3 sold 3,087 vehicles in its first half-month of availability.
That helped sales of BMW brand vehicles to increase 7.1 percent in November for a total of 28,049 compared to 26,189 vehicles sold in the same month last year.
Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 3.2 percent in the U.S. on sales of 271,432 vehicles compared to 280,339 sold in the first 11 months of 2016.
“November ended in a strong way for us at BMW. This week at the LA Auto Show, we gave everyone a view of what’s to come and now the November sales result has given us the perfect lead-in to what is always the most important sales month of the year, December,” said Bernhard Kuhnt, President and CEO, BMW of North America.
“The indicators for the coming months give us optimism especially as the popular new X3 is now launching across the U.S., the new 5 Series continues building momentum, and BMW Group electrified vehicles accounted for nearly six percent of sales in November.”