BMW to start production of its new X3 in South Africa in 2018
BMW will launch the production of the next generation of its X3 SAV also at the Rosslyn South African plant near Pretoria in the second half of 2018.
This was confirmed by the head of the Bavarian carmaker in South Africa and in the sub-Saharan regions, Tim Abbott.
The X3 will be assembled at Rosslyn both for the local market and for export to several international countries, as it is already the case for the 3-Series sedan currently built in the plant.
Once the X3 will debut at the factory, the production capacity will grow to over 70,000 units per year, compared to about 63,000 in 2016.
To adapt the South African plant for the future arrival of the X3, BMW invested in improving its facilities.