Solid performance for luxury car makers in 2015
For McLaren, 2015 is the second year in succession that it’s broken the previous year’s record. The company delivered 1654 cars this year.
Jaguar Land Rover has also enjoyed a bumper 2015, selling 487,065 vehicles – a 5% jump on 2014. Despite the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, Audi exceeded expectations selling 1.8 million cars globally and for the first time crossed the 200,000-vehicle mark in the US where it can’t build SUVs quick enough to keep up with demand.
Volvo sold more than 500,000 cars for the first time in its history. Cadillac is also reenergized. After years of struggling to compete, it saw a 7.5% growth in global sales.
Mercedes reported sales of 1.872 million vehicles globally, a 13.4% jump on 2014. “BMW has yet to reveal full results from 2015 but the firm had already experienced a record 2014, selling more than 2 million vehicles globally; the Munich-based automaker passed the 2 million mark in November last, the first time it has ever done that by that point in the year. “The steady sales growth we’ve shown throughout the year so far reflects the great new products we currently have on the market,” commented Dr Ian Robertson, member of the board of management of BMW AG responsible for sales and marketing BMW.