BMW sales in Indonesia up 18 percent

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - BMW sales in Indonesia until the middle of September were up 18 percent compared with the figure for the corresponding period last year, a company spokesperson said.

"BMW product sales rose 18 percent. Last year BMW was able to sell 1,240 units," PT BMW Group Indonesia communications director Helena Abidin said here Wednesday.

Speaking to the press after signing a cooperation agreement with Bank OCBC NISP, she said the BMW sales hike was definitely associated with improvements in the country`s economy.

Every month, she said, BMW car sales always increased like in August when 150 units, up from 120 in the previous month.

"The hike is also inseparable from our participation in a number of automotive exhibitions in Jakarta," she said.

She said BMW cars that have been sold the most are BMW Series 3 reaching 399 units or 41 percent of total sales, followed by BMW Series 5 reaching 256 or 26 percent and then BMW Model X reaching 231 or 24 percent.

"A total of 47 units of BMW Series 7 meanwhile have been sold so far this year," she said.

In Indonesia the number of BMW car users reaches 20,000.(*)

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