BMW Group confirms additional prolongation of BMW X1 during VDL Nedcar

Rijswijk/Munich. As of Aug 2017, VDL Nedcar in
Born in a Netherlands will start prolongation of a BMW X1. The move
was jointly announced currently by a BMW Group and a VDL Group. VDL
Nedcar will share prolongation of a BMW X1 for a universe marketplace with
BMW Group Plant Regensburg. VDL Nedcar has built 3 MINI models in
Born given 2014.The BMW X1 will be a fourth BMW Group indication to roll
off a prolongation lines during VDL Nedcar.

Strong tellurian direct for a BMW X1 requires additional ability to
addition prolongation during a BMW Group plant in Regensburg, where the
second era of this successful indication has been made since
Jul 2015. With 8 opposite models built on a singular line,
prolongation volumes during BMW Group Plant Regensburg have risen
significantly in new years. As a effect of this successful
growth, a plant will share BMW X1 prolongation with VDL Nedcar. Over
a lifecycle, a categorical volume of a BMW X1 will still be constructed in
Regensburg, however.

BMW Group Plant Regensburg and VDL Nedcar are partner plants since
early 2014 and have determined a tighten and successful collaboration.
VDL Nedcar has many years of knowledge prolongation high-quality
cars and is a devoted and arguable partner for a BMW Group
prolongation network. The impasse of VDL Nedcar as a contract
manufacturer gives a BMW Group a coherence to respond fast to
marketplace direct for a BMW X1.

Peter Haug, Marketing Director of BMW Group Netherlands: “In the
Netherlands, direct for BMW X models has been really strong, especially
for a BMW X1. Last year, a sum of 1,946 units were registered,
creation it a best sales outcome given a initial era was
launched in 2009. In 2016, no reduction than 62.2 percent of all X models
sole in a Netherlands (3,131 in total) were BMW X1s, that means
that one in 6 BMW models sole was a BMW X1.”

Strong cooperation

Since 2014, VDL Nedcar has constructed several MINI models, starting
with a three-door MINI in separate prolongation with BMW Group Plant
Oxford. The second model, a MINI Convertible, is exclusively built
in Born. On 2 Nov 2016, VDL Nedcar also began exclusive
prolongation of a new MINI Countryman. In Mar 2017, VDL Nedcar will
start prolongation of a new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, MINI’s
initial plug-in hybrid, and a sporty MINI John Cooper Works Countryman
with 170 kW (231 hp).

BMW X models renouned worldwide

In 2016, BMW sole a sum of 2,003,359 vehicles (an boost of 5.2
per cent compared to 2015), of that 644,922 were X models (an
boost of 22.3 per cent compared to 2015). One in 3 BMW models
sole in 2016 was an X model.