Things have been going well for BMW in Malaysia for the past year, with the launch of its first Malaysian-assembled model in 27 years and sales of a record 4,509 vehicles. The company is now considering local production for a wider range of models.

Malaysia now has fifteen BMW dealerships across the country, including four new ones in Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan, Butterworth and Johor Baru. Traditional models like the smaller BMW 3 series and full sized BMW 7 series had record sales, while the company broadened its range of offerings with the BMW 5 series, the BMW X1, BMW X5, along with the S1000RR Superbike and the new MINI Cooper range.

The BMW X1 is assembled in Kulim, Kedah. BMW is confident Malaysia’s auto industry is recovering from the recent slump, as the sector recorded a Total Industry Volume (TIV) of 598,200 units, beating 2005′s record of 552,316 units.

source & article: Business Times