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For the SUV range, the third generation X5 had a good year as expected and the newly released X4 had a partial year of sales. However, SUV sales are booming and 10% increase in sales is a bit disappointing. It shows that models that are ageing in their life cycle are soon struggling against the competition, even in this popular genre.
Finally regional sales for the whole BMW Group. Back in 2001, Europe took 62% of all sales, now it's 43%. The big gain is in Asia going from 7.5% to 31%. China has become an important nation for sales, with nearly 22% of all sales around the globe.