BMW and MINI achieved a total of 8,600 vehicle registration during the first nine months of the year, comprising of 7,759 BMW vehicle registrations and 841 MINI vehicle registrations, the company stated in a press release.
BMW said it remains in pole position in the premium passenger car segment with the segment share growth to 41.3 per cent from January to September 2021.
On the production side, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand recently surpassed its 200,000-unit production milestone after 21 years of operation, while year-to-date figures from the third quarter show a 10.4-per cent boost in total production capacity for both cars and motorcycles. After reaching the 100,000-unit milestone in 2018, the Rayong factory continued to bolster production capacity and succeeded in doubling the landmark figure.
“This success now stands as a symbol of resilience and commitment to development, ultimately ensuring sustainable growth and greater momentum for BMW Group’s business in Thailand through exceptional manufacturing capabilities in the Asia Pacific region,” he added.
“We are also charging ahead into a new era of electric mobility with the first-ever BMW iX and BMW iX3 – all-electric Sports Activity Vehicles (SAVs) that will redefine driving experiences of the future in the Thai automotive market. Arriving for the first time on Thai shores in the fourth quarter, the BMW iX xDrive50 Sport will bring its driving pleasure, sporting agility and a trailblazing design with zero emissions for up to 630 kilometers in the WLTP test cycle. Meanwhile, the new BMW iX3 M Sport combines the best of both worlds: the driving dynamics and premium quality of the BMW X3 and the increased performance and efficiency of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, with a range of up to 460 kilometres in the WLTP test cycle.” added Baraka. “We are looking to keep up the excitement with even more offers in November’s BMW Premium Selection Festival before closing out the year with sensational new arrivals in the Motor Expo.”