Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW — the three largest luxurious manufacturers in China — noticed gross sales fall in 2022 amid pandemic-triggered lockdowns and continued semiconductor chip shortages.
Mercedes-Benz deliveries throughout China fell one % to 751,700, whereas Audi gross sales fell 8.4 % to 642,548.
That is the second yr in a row that the 2 German luxurious marques have posted decrease volumes within the Chinese language market.
“The lower is because of ongoing provide bottlenecks, particularly in semiconductors, in addition to manufacturing limitations attributable to COVID-19,” Audi mentioned in an announcement.
“At dealerships, the constraints attributable to the COVID pandemic have additionally been felt with momentary showroom closures,” added the posh model of the Volkswagen Group.
In 2021, the mixed quantity generated by the BMW and Mini manufacturers in China reached a file excessive of 846,237.
However in 2022 deliveries in China will attain 791,985 BMW and Mini automobiles, a lower of 6.4 %, the BMW Group mentioned this week.
The BMW Group didn’t present a gross sales breakdown for the 2 manufacturers.