The car manufacturing giant, BMW, announced that its hybrid model will be exported from South Africa effective 2024. The German-based car maker announced that it will build its X3 model from its Rosslyn plant.
In a statement, the chairman of the board of management of BMW South Africa, Milan Nedeljkovic, stated that the move follows an investment of 4.2 billion rands ( more than 200 million euros) at the plant.
Currently, the Rosslyn plant produces the combustion Engine 3 series, producing up to 75,000 units per year, according to the website. vehicles produced from the Rosslyn plant are exported to the United States, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Hongkong, New Zealand, Canada, and Sub-saharan Africa.
BMW has produced the X3 SUV models since 2018. BMW plans to upgrade the Rosslyn outlet and manufacture plug-in hybrid and electric models. The model is one of the best-selling models in South Africa but faces close rivalry from models such as Mercedes GLC, Volvo XC60, and Audi Q3.