BMW Group South Africa’s associates and the country have continued to show support through the production of the BMW X3 at Rosslyn, outside Pretoria.
BMW Group SA began production of its new BMW X3 Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) at its Rosslyn plant last week, opening the next chapter in the country’s automotive history.
The BMW Group’s commitment to its operations in South Africa is demonstrated once again during this production, which builds on the success of its predecessor.
Rosslyn first produced the X3 in April 2018, following a R6.2bn investment to prepare the plant.
This investment was the largest undertaken by BMW Group South Africa at the time.
BMW Group South Africa is proud to announce its accomplishment of another manufacturing milestone with the assembly of the 200,000th BMW X3 at Plant Rosslyn on Friday, 6 August 2021.
Success of the X3 to date
BMW’s continued commitment to its South African operations underscores the carmaker’s commitment to the country, and continues the model’s sales success, which will leave it as the segment’s most notable leader in 2020.
In the first half of 2021, the vehicle showed high sales not just in the United Kingdom, but also internationally, with 95 percent of the cars built at Rosslyn Plant destined for export to close to 30 markets.
BMW Group South Africa has won sector leadership as the country’s top-selling top automotive brand for the past three years in a row.
Protecting livelihoods and ensuring the plant’s long-term viability.
This continuous trend will further strengthen the future of Plant Rosslyn and that of the more than 40 000 people employed at BMW Group South Africa’s facilities and throughout its value chain.
Plant Rosslyn, like the other BMW plants, is renowned for its flexibility.
BMW Group Plant Rosslyn was the company’s first plant built outside of Germany.
The plant built the BMW 3 Series for 35 years, producing 1,191,604 cars and increasing production with each new model.
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“The new BMW X3 will be produced at Plant Rosslyn as a vote of confidence for our country and our partners,” added BMW Group South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa CEO, Peter van Binsbergen.
The refresh is rounded off with a modern interior with new equipment features and updated infotainment, underlined by the optional M Sport package.
The new, locally-produced BMW X3 range will be on sale from October 1, 2021. Indicative pricing is as follows:
|MODEL||RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE, incl. VAT and CO2 tax|
|BMW sDrive18d M Sport||R935,658|
|BMW sDrive20i M Sport||R979,798|
|BMW xDrive20d M Sport||R1,037,176|
|BMW xDrive30d M Sport||R1,210,764|