BMW recently reported January sales of 123,276 cars, accounting for a 9.9 percent increase compared to the same month last year and its highest January sales ever. The automaker is just one of many posting a strong start to the new year.
"We made a successful start to the new year, selling more BMW Group vehicles than ever before in the month of January," said Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW. "We remain true to our strategy of balanced sales across the globe by achieving growth on all continents last month. Looking ahead, we expect the headwinds in Europe to remain, however we are confident of healthy sales growth in other regions, especially Asia and the Americas. With new models arriving this year to enhance our already successful portfolio, we are aiming for further growth in BMW Group worldwide sales in 2013 and are targeting a new all-time high for the third consecutive year."
BMW was not the only automaker with increased sales in 2013. Kia reported January sales of 36,302 units, up 2.2 percent from this time last year, while Toyota reported sales of 157,725 units, up 21.6 percent over the same period of time.