July 01, 2003 / BMW Group Reports 10 Percent Jump In First Half Sales - Monthly Sales Increase 10.5 Percent In June
The BMW Group (BMW and MINI brands combined) reported a year-to-date sales increase of 10 percent to 137,098 vehicles compared to 124,475 automobiles sold for the first six months of 2002. June sales for the BMW Group were up 10.5 percent to 24,820, compared to 22,465 for the same month in 2002. Both sales figures represent the best June ever for the BMW Group in the U.S., as well as the best first half ever recorded.
BMW reported a 10.2 percent increase in June sales, with 21,904 vehicles compared to 19,868 in June 2002. Year-to-date, sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.6 percent to 119,568 compared to 117,736 vehicles sold in the same period last year.
BMW Automobile Sales
BMW's automobile sales were up 16 percent in June, with 18,560 cars reported versus 15,999 in the same month one year ago. Year-to-date, BMW automobile sales rose 6.6 percent to 102,353 in 2003 compared to 96,038 units reported for the first half of 2002.
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
BMW reported 3,344 sales of its X5 Sports Activity Vehicles in June, a dip of 13.6 percent compared to the 3,869 sold in June 2002. Year-to-date, SAV sales declined 20.7 percent, with 17,215 vehicles reported compared to 21,698 sold in the same period last year, in 2002.
Certified Pre-owned Vehicle Sales
BMW reported June sales of 5,439 vehicles, up 11 percent over the 4,905 reported in the same month a year ago. First-half sales of Certified Pre-owned BMWs were up 16 percent to 33,562 compared to 28,980 units in the same period one year ago.
Demand for MINI brand automobiles remains strong in June even with factory production constraints. MINI USA reported June 2003 sales of 2,916 automobiles-a 12.3 percent jump over the 2,597 figure reported in June 2002. Sales of MINI automobiles for the first six months of 2003 totaled 17,530. MINI went on sale in the U.S. on March 22, 2002 and last year, MINI USA reported sales of 6,739 through June 30, 2002.
this is the only thing i've found on the G35 sales figures:
Nissan's domestic registrations in April came to 43,760 units, down 9.3% from April 2002 and marking the first year-on-year decline in 13 months. The Teana, Cube and Fairlady Z models that were rolled out during the last fiscal year continued their strong sales showing, but declines were seen for other models, such as the new generation of the March that has been on the market for more than a year. Nissan's share of the registered vehicle market in April stood at 17.6%, a 0.6-point decline from the same month a year earlier. Including minicars, Nissan's domestic sales in April totaled 46,021 units, off 11.9% from April 2002. Nissan's share of the domestic market, including the minicar segment, was 12.1% in April, a 0.8-point decrease from the same month last year.
In the U.S., thanks to the strong showing of such new models as the Maxima, Murano, 350Z, Infiniti G35 and the Infiniti FX45/35, Nissan's sales in April came to 60,940 units, a slight 0.4-point dip from a year earlier. The Infiniti Division set a new April sales record of 8,872 units, up 14.6% over the same month of the previous year. Meanwhile, the new models of the Nissan Division also posted strong sales, notably the new-generation Maxima, which recorded an all-time sales high for the month of April. However, light truck models and the Altima saw a decline in sales, with the result that sales of the Nissan Division dipped 2.6% from April 2002, finishing the month at 52,068 units. *Nissan in Canada had its best sales month ever. Its sales rose 2.6% to total 6,654 units. Sales in Mexico came to 14,178 units, down 13.6% from a year ago because of sagging vehicle demand in that country and a decline in Sentra sales, among other factors.
In Europe, the Micra, X-TRAIL, Pickup (Datsun in Japan) and other models pushed total sales up 11.1% over April 2002 to 43,894 units and surpassed the previous year's level for the third consecutive month.
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