If in the first six months of 2020 sales of new cars in Russia fell by 23%, the volume in the premium segment were down only 16% to 55 thousand cars, while sales of BMW Group Russia even less: 14% the BMW brand and 8% have a MINI.
Accordingly, in the first half of 2020 BMW Group Russia has not only retained its leadership in the premium segment, but increased its share to 33%. From January to June were sold in Russia 17 110 new BMW cars and 1104 of the MINI.
These results are explained by primarily two factors: a wide range covering all the niches, and the active renewal of the model line. Another factor is the continued growth in the segment of premium SUVs on the market – 71% versus 65% a year ago. And here is a BMW – the traditional leader. BMW X1, X3 and X7 – the best sellers among compact, medium and full-size SUV. In the first six months BMW has taken 33% of this segment.
In most other segments sales were also above the market. BMW X6 – the most popular model category Sports Activity Coupe. BMW 3 and 5 series sedans Excel among middle and business class and BMW 6 series GT leaves no chance to the competitors in their niche. In the late summer – early autumn in the sale will be updated BMW 5 series and 6 series GT.
MINI Clubman undergoing modernization in April 2019, the top-selling premium estate cars. The classic MINI remains the most popular premium hatchback.
In addition, the model range of BMW and MINI brands in Russia are now four open models. It is not surprising that in the first half and 8 of the BMW 4 series, BMW Z4 and the MINI Cabrio in the amount provided 42% of demand in the segment convertibles and roadsters. Appeared on the market in the spring of 2019 BMW 8 series Cabrio holds the first place in the segment of full-size convertibles.
For additional information, please contact:
Ilya Baryshev, BMW Group Russia