BMW Group Canada achieves record sales for first half of 2012


BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported a year-to-date increase of 9.2 per cent with its June, 2012 sales results.  

The automaker has sold a total of 18,440 units this year, marking its best first half ever.  

June sales tallied 4,068 units, which represents a decrease of 2.3 per cent compared to June, 2011.

BMW has retailed 15,339 units year-to-date, representing an increase of 6.1 per cent over last year.  For the month of June, the BMW brand reported 3,288 units retailed, a decrease of 6.4 per cent compared to June, 2011.

June saw strong sales of the 5 Series, X1 and X3.

While BMW figures sagged, MINI set a new record for its best-ever month with 780 units retailed, a 19.6 per cent increase over June, 2011.  Last month also marked the second consecutive best-ever month for the MINI brand.  

On the year, MINI has retailed a total of 3,101 units, up 27.1 per cent over the same period last year.