Mar. 8, 2012 (China Knowledge) - BMW AG, the world's largest premium car maker, said yesterday that its vehicle sales in mainland China rose 38.8% year on year from 16,511 units to 22,916 units last month, sources reported.
In February, the vehicle manufacturer saw sales in Asia surge 34.9% from a year earlier to 34,701 units, including 4,183 units in Japan and 2,370 units in South Korea, up 35.3% and 31.9% year on year, respectively.
CEO Norbert Reithofer said auto sales were principally boosted by strong demand in China and India in spite of the sluggish market in Europe.
In 2011, the German auto maker sold a combined 232,586 BMW and Mini cars in mainland China, up 37.6% from a year earlier. Sales of the BMW series soared 37% year on year to 217,068 units, including 46,042 BMW X and 33,500 BMW 7 models.
Meanwhile, the company's auto sales in Great China, including Hong Kong
, totaled 250,658 BMW and Mini cars last year, up 37.2% from a year earlier.