BMW Group U.S. Division Reports January 2009 Sales
the American auto manufactures are down, common knowledge now, but how are the Europeans makes making out
BMW Group sales in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) down by 15.5 percent in January 2009.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., February 3, 2009: The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported January sales of 14,314 vehicles, a decrease of 15.5 percent over the 16,935 vehicles sold in the same month of 2008.
BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 15.5 percent in January for a total of 12,232 compared to 14,475 reported in the same month a year ago.
"We're in a definite 'toughing it out' mode and this has aided improving our market share this month," said Jim O'Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC. "It's meant focusing on the real basics of making sales and we've demonstrated this with our Certified Pre-Owned program continuing to be embraced as a good alternative by our dealers and consumers in the current climate and now we hope to add the momentum of the new 7 Series and Z4 coming out this spring."
BMW Automobile Sales
BMW's automobile sales are down 21.3 percent in January
to 8,697 versus 11,053 in the same month of 2008.
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Sales
Sales of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles increased 3.3 percent in January to 3,535 vehicles over the 3,422 sold in the same month a year ago.
MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported sales of 2,082 automobiles, down 15.4 percent
from the 2,460 cars sold in January 2008.
Mercedes-Benz Reports January 2009 Sales of 10,433
MONTVALE, NJ - February 3, 2009: Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported January sales of 10,433 vehicles, a 42.9 percent decrease compared to January 2008.
The company attributed the decline to the significant drop in the luxury automotive sector as a result of the current economic climate.
Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,753 vehicles in January, an 86.3 percent increase compared to its January 2008 sales of 3,624 vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. For more than forty years, MBUSA has taken pride in its commitment to the customer by providing superior quality luxury vehicles coupled with outstanding customer support. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at Mercedes-Benz - Home of C, E, S, CLK, CLS, CL, SLK, SL, SLR, R, GLK, M, GL, G Class
and Maybach USA
Volkswagen Reports January 2009 Sales
HERNDON, VA - February 3, 2009: Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced January 2009 sales of 12,744 units, a 11.6 percent decrease over January 2008
sales of 14,412 units.
Volkswagen's stylish new CC, which was designed to blend sports car dynamics and dimensions with sedan comfort, posted its best sales month since its market introduction last September with more than 1,000 units sold.
"We know 2009 has the potential to be another extremely tough year for the Automotive Industry due to continued challenges with the economy, yet we are optimistic for a successful future here in the U.S.," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "2009 will be the first full year of sales with all five of our new products that launched last year, combine that with our commitment of manufacturing safe, efficient, high quality, and affordable fun-to-drive German Engineered vehicles, and we see a strong opportunity to grow our business here," added Barnes.