Press release from BMW Group

 

Rijswijk/Munich. As of August 2017, VDL Nedcar in Born in the Netherlands will begin production of the BMW X1. The move was jointly announced today by the BMW Group and the VDL Group. VDL Nedcar will share production of the BMW X1 for the world market with BMW Group Plant Regensburg. VDL Nedcar has built three MINI models in Born since 2014.The BMW X1 will be the fourth BMW Group model to roll off the production lines at VDL Nedcar.

Timeline 
18/01/2017VDL Nedcar is going all out on MINI production; also, the brawny John Cooper Works Countryman from Limburg.
02/11/2016Prime Minister Mark Rutte officially launches production of the new MINI Countryman at VDL Nedcar.
26/10/2016The new MINI Countryman. Exclusively produced at VDL Nedcar.
15/01/2015The new MINI Convertible. Exclusively produced at VDL Nedcar.
17/07/2014Royal launch of Dutch MINI production.
17/02/2014New MINI awarded to VDL Nedcar

Strong global demand for the BMW X1 requires additional capacity to supplement production at the BMW Group plant in Regensburg, where the second generation of this successful model has been manufactured since July 2015. With eight different models built on a single line, production volumes at BMW Group Plant Regensburg have risen significantly in recent years. As a consequence of this successful growth, the plant will share BMW X1 production with VDL Nedcar. Over its lifecycle, the main volume of the BMW X1 will still be produced in Regensburg, however.

BMW Group Plant Regensburg and VDL Nedcar are partner plants since early 2014 and have established a close and successful collaboration. VDL Nedcar has many years of experience manufacturing high-quality cars and is a trusted and reliable partner for the BMW Group production network. The involvement of VDL Nedcar as a contract manufacturer gives the BMW Group the flexibility to respond quickly to market demand for the BMW X1.

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Peter Haug, Marketing Director of BMW Group Netherlands: “In the Netherlands, demand for BMW X models has been very strong, especially for the BMW X1. Last year, a total of 1,946 units were registered, making it the best sales result since the first generation was launched in 2009. In 2016, no less than 62.2 percent of all X models sold in the Netherlands (3,131 in total) were BMW X1s, which means that one in six BMW models sold was a BMW X1.”

 

The new BMW X1. BMW X1 xDrive20d – xLine – Mineral White metallic – Light-alloy wheels Y-spoke 511 – Interior, Dakota leather Mocca with perforation – Interior trim, Oak wood with Pearl-gloss Chrome accent line.

 

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